Chinook Salmon Seasons and Rules

Chinook fishing seasons and rules information for Idaho

2019 Chinook Fishing Seasons and Rules

The Idaho Spring Chinook Fishing Seasons and Rules pamphlet is available as a full download, or shown by Chinook harvest zone below.

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Updated 6/14/2019 2:15pm MT

Seasons change quickly! This page has the current status.

The table below shows stretches of rivers, current fishing status, bag and possession limits, and special restrictions.

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Please Note: River segments with no Chinook fishing opportunity are not listed.

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Middle Fork Clearwater River

Middle Fork Clearwater River
River Code River Zone Current Season Status Legal Harvest Season Dates Daily Limit Possession Limit Notes
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Middle Fork Clearwater River

Middle Fork Clearwater River
From: Nez Perce Tribe Reservation Boundary near mile post 79 on US Highway 12
To: Confluence of Lochsa River and Selway River
Open June 13, 2019 - 9:00 AM MDT to August 13, 2019 - 9:00 PM MDT 4 salmon per day, only 2 may be adults 12 salmon, no more than 6 may be adults

Anglers may retain any Chinook salmon with or without an intact adipose fin in the Middle Fork Clearwater River Chinook salmon fishery.

Special Note

Fishing with bait for Chinook salmon is allowed on the Middle Fork Clearwater River.

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Chinook Harvest Zone Season Information

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