Chinook Salmon Seasons and Rules

Chinook Harvest Zone Information

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River Code River Zone Current Season Status Legal Harvest Season Dates Daily Limit Possession Limit Notes
2

Snake River - Dug Bar to Hells Canyon

Snake River
From: Dug Bar boat ramp
To: Hells Canyon Dam
Open April 22, 2017 - 5:30 AM MDT 4 per day, only 2 may be adults 12, of which no more than 6 may be adults
3

Mainstem Clearwater River - Lower

Clearwater River
From: Camas Prairie Railroad Bridge at Lewiston
To: Cherry Lane Bridge
Closed
April 22, 2017 - 5:30 AM MDT to May 24, 2017 - 10:00 PM MDT
4 salmon per day, only 1 may be an adult 12 salmon, no more than 3 may be adults
3

Mainstem Clearwater River - Middle

Clearwater River
From: Cherry Lane Bridge
To: Orofino Bridge
Closed
April 22, 2017 - 5:30 AM MDT to May 24, 2017 - 10:00 PM MDT
4 salmon per day, only 1 may be an adult 12 salmon, no more than 3 may be adults
4

Mainstem Clearwater River - Upper (Orofino Bridge to Five Mile Boat Ramp)

Clearwater River
From: Orofino Bridge
To: Five Mile Boat Ramp
Closed
April 22, 2017 - 5:30 AM MDT to May 24, 2017 - 10:00 PM MDT
4 per day, only 1 may be an adult 12, of which no more than 6 may be adults
4

Mainstem Clearwater River -Upper (Five Mile Boat Ramp to Kamiah Bridge US 12)

Clearwater River
From: Five Mile Boat Ramp
To: Kamiah Bridge (US 12)
Closed
April 22, 2017 - 6:00 AM MDT to May 24, 2017 - 10:00 PM MDT
0 0
4

Mainstem Clearwater River - Upper (Kamiah Bridge, US 12 to South Fork Clearwater and Middle Fork Clearwater Confluence)

Clearwater River
From: Kamiah Bridge (US 12)
To: South Fork Clearwater and Middle Fork Clearwater Confluence
Closed
April 22, 2017 - 5:30 AM MDT to May 24, 2017 - 10:00 PM MDT
4 per day, only 1 may be an adult 12, of which no more than 6 may be adults
5

North Fork Clearwater River

Clearwater River
From: Mouth
To: Dworshak Dam
Closed
April 22, 2017 - 5:30 AM MDT to May 24, 2017 - 10:00 PM MDT
4 salmon per day, only 1 may be an adult 12 salmon, no more than 3 may be adults
6

Middle Fork Clearwater River

Middle Fork Clearwater River
From: Mouth
To: Headwaters/Confluence of Lochsa River and Selway River
Closed
April 22, 2017 - 5:30 AM MDT to May 24, 2017 - 10:00 PM MDT
4 salmon per day, only 1 may be an adult 12 salmon, no more than 3 may be adults
7

South Fork Clearwater River

South Fork Clearwater River
From: Mouth
To: Headwaters/Confluence of American and Red rivers
Closed
April 22, 2017 - 5:30 AM MDT to May 24, 2017 - 10:00 PM MDT
4 salmon per day, only 1 may be an adult 12 salmon, no more than 3 may be adults
8

Lochsa River

Lochsa River
From: Mouth
To: Twin Bridges immediately upstream from the confluence of Crooked Fork and Colt Killed creeks
Closed
April 22, 2017 - 6:00 AM MDT to August 13, 2017 - 10:00 PM MDT
none none
Special Note

No spring chinook fishery for Lochsa River in 2017.

10

Lower Salmon River - Pine Bar

Salmon River
From: Rice Creek Bridge
To: Posted boundary about 100 yards downstream of the Hammer Creek boat ramp
Closed
April 22, 2017 - 5:30 AM MDT to May 24, 2017 - 10:00 PM MDT
4 salmon per day, only 2 may be adults 12 salmon, no more than 6 may be adults
11

Lower Salmon River - Hammer Creek

Salmon River
From: Posted boundary about 100 yards downstream of the Hammer Creek boat ramp
To: SH95 Timezone Bridge
Closed
April 22, 2017 - 5:30 AM MDT to May 24, 2017 - 10:00 PM MDT
4 salmon per day, only 2 may be adults 12 salmon, no more than 6 may be adults
11

Lower Salmon River - Park Hole

Salmon River
From: US-95 Timezone Bridge
To: Shorts Creek
Closed
April 22, 2017 - 5:30 AM MDT to May 24, 2017 - 10:00 PM MDT
4 salmon per day, only 2 may be adults. 12 salmon, no more than 6 may be adults
12

Lower Salmon River - Shorts Bar

Salmon River
From: Shorts Creek
To: Lake Creek Bridge (first bridge across the main Salmon River upstream of Riggins)
Closed
April 22, 2017 - 5:30 AM MDT to May 24, 2017 - 10:00 PM MDT
4 salmon per day, only 2 may be adults 12 salmon, no more than 6 may be adults
12

Lower Salmon River - Vinegar Creek

Salmon River
From: Lake Creek Bridge (first bridge across the main Salmon River upstream of Riggins)
To: Uppermost boat ramp at Vinegar Creek
Closed
April 22, 2017 - 5:30 AM MDT to May 24, 2017 - 10:00 PM MDT
4 per day, only 2 may be adults. 12, of which no more than 6 may be adults.
20

Little Salmon River - Lower

Little Salmon River
From: Mouth
To: Posted boundary about 200 yards upstream of the mouth of Rapid River
Closed
April 22, 2017 - 5:30 AM MDT to May 24, 2017 - 10:00 PM MDT
4 per day, only 2 may be adults 12 salmon, of which no more than 6 may be adults
20

Little Salmon River - Upper

Little Salmon River
From: Posted boundary about 200 yards upstream of the mouth of Rapid River
To: U.S. Highway 95 Bridge near Smokey Boulder Road
Closed
April 22, 2017 - 5:30 AM MDT to May 24, 2017 - 10:00 PM MDT
4 per day, only 2 may be adults 12 salmon of which no more than 6 may be adults
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