Chinook Salmon Seasons and Rules

Chinook Harvest Zone Information

Select a river segment to see additional notes, restrictions, or clarification

River Code River Zone Current Season Statussort descending Legal Harvest Season Dates Daily Limit Possession Limit Notes
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 June 11, 2017 - 10:00 AM MDT
0 0
Special Note

The Clearwater River from the Five Mile Boat Ramp to the Kamiah Bridge (at US highway 12) is closed to Chinook salmon fishing.

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.

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
Open April 22, 2017 - 6:00 AM MDT 4 per day, only 2 may be adults. 12, of which no more than 6 may be adults.
2

Snake River - Dug Bar to Hells Canyon

Snake River
From: Dug Bar boat ramp
To: Hells Canyon Dam
Open April 22, 2017 - 6:00 AM MDT 4 per day, only 2 may be adults 12, of which no more than 6 may be adults
7

South Fork Clearwater River

South Fork Clearwater River
From: Mouth
To: Headwaters/Confluence of American and Red rivers
Open April 22, 2017 - 6:00 AM MDT 4 salmon per day, only 1 may be an adult 12 salmon, no more than 3 may be adults

Only single-pointed, barbless hooks are allowed while fishing for salmon in the South Fork Clearwater River.

 

Special Note

Fishing for Chinook Salmon in the Clearwater River Drainage will open four (4) days per week, Thursday through Sunday.

4

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

Clearwater River
From: Orofino Bridge
To: Five Mile Boat Ramp
Open April 22, 2017 - 6:00 AM MDT 4 per day, only 1 may be an adult 12, of which 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)
Open April 22, 2017 - 6:00 AM MDT 4 salmon per day, only 2 may be adults 12 salmon, no more than 6 may be adults
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
Open April 22, 2017 - 6:00 AM MDT 4 per day, only 1 may be an adult 12, of which no more than 6 may be adults

  

Special Note

Fishing for Chinook Salmon in the Clearwater River Drainage will open four (4) days per week, Thursday through Sunday.

3

Mainstem Clearwater River - Lower

Clearwater River
From: Camas Prairie Railroad Bridge at Lewiston
To: Cherry Lane Bridge
Open April 22, 2017 - 6:00 AM MDT 4 salmon per day, only 1 may be an adult 12 salmon, no more than 3 may be adults
Special Note

Fishing for Chinook Salmon in the Clearwater River Drainage will open four (4) days per week, Thursday through Sunday.

3

Mainstem Clearwater River - Middle

Clearwater River
From: Cherry Lane Bridge
To: Orofino Bridge
Open April 22, 2017 - 6:00 AM MDT 4 salmon per day, only 1 may be an adult 12 salmon, no more than 3 may be adults

Excluding the perimeter of Dworshak National Fish Hatchery at Ahsahka, and excluding the ladder to the Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery as delineated by posted boundaries approximately 100 yards upstream and downstream from the ladder, and extending into the river channel approximately 50 yards.

In the Big Eddy near Lenore Rest Area at milepost 28 on US Highway 12, fishing from any watercraft is prohibited from a posted boundary downstream of river mile 27.6 extending to the posted upstream boundary at river mile 28.0.

Special Note

Fishing for Chinook Salmon in the Clearwater River Drainage will open four (4) days per week, Thursday through Sunday.

6

Middle Fork Clearwater River

Middle Fork Clearwater River
From: Mouth
To: Headwaters/Confluence of Lochsa River and Selway River
Open April 22, 2017 - 6:00 AM MDT 4 salmon per day, only 1 may be an adult 12 salmon, no more than 3 may be adults
Special Note

Fishing for Chinook Salmon in the Clearwater River Drainage will open four (4) days per week, Thursday through Sunday.

20

Little Salmon River - Lower

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

North Fork Clearwater River

Clearwater River
From: Mouth
To: Dworshak Dam
Open April 22, 2017 - 6:00 AM MDT 4 salmon per day, only 1 may be an adult 12 salmon, no more than 3 may be adults

Fishing from any watercraft or wading is prohibited between the posted line approximately 150 yards upstream from the Mouth of the North Fork Clearwater River to the Ahsahka Highway 7 Bridge.

Special Note

Fishing for Chinook Salmon in the Clearwater River Drainage will open four (4) days per week, Thursday through Sunday.

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
Open April 22, 2017 - 6:00 AM 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
Open April 22, 2017 - 6:00 AM 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
Open April 22, 2017 - 6:00 AM MDT 4 salmon per day, only 2 may be adults. 12 salmon, no more than 6 may be adults
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