Addendum to Chinook Salmon Seasons and Rules in the Clearwater River Drainage

The section of the Clearwater River from the Camas Prairie Railroad Bridge upstream to the Cherrylane Bridge will reopen to fishing for Chinook salmon on June 10. Fishing for Chinook salmon in this section of river is allowed only on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays until further notice. Daily fishing hours will be the same as currently in effect for salmon fisheries in the Clearwater River. Rules including limits, fishing hours, methods of take and permit validation will be the same as those previously set for salmon fishing in this section of river except that anglers may harvest Chinook salmon with an intact (unclipped) adipose fin in addition to those marked by a clipped adipose fin.

Beginning June 18 on the Clearwater River upstream of the Orofino Bridge, the Middle Fork Clearwater River and the Lochsa River, anglers may retain Chinook salmon with an intact (unclipped) adipose fin in addition to those marked by a clipped adipose fin when a salmon season is open in those waters. Other current rules including limits, fishing hours, methods of take and permit validation remain in effect.

In waters where the harvest of unclipped Chinook salmon is allowed, the limits apply to any combination of adipose-clipped and unclipped fish. There are not separate limits for clipped and unclipped fish.