Coho Salmon Seasons and Rules

Coho fishing seasons and rules information for Idaho

Coho Fishing Seasons and Rules

The Idaho Coho salmon fishing seasons happen intermittently. As season status changes, this page will reflect the current seasons and rules.

A season for Coho Salmon was approved starting Sept. 15,  2020 on segments of the Clearwater River.

Coho Seasons and Rules brochure  [PDF, 586 KB]

Updated 9/15/2020 @12:15 pm 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 Coho fishing opportunity are not listed.

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NOTE: Coho, Chinook salmon, and steelhead can be present at the same time

Coho Harvest Zone Season Information

Select a river segment to see season status

Coho Season Status

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Fall season

Clearwater River

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

Coho: Clearwater River - Mouth to Memorial Bridge 2020

Clearwater River
From: Mouth
To: Memorial Bridge
Open 9/15/2020 to 12/31/2020 Two (2) Coho salmon Six (6) Coho salmon

Fishing will occur 7 days a week.

Special Note

All Coho Salmon are considered Adults. Both adipose clipped and unclipped Coho Salmon may be retained.

Coho: Clearwater River - Memorial Bridge to Orofino Bridge 2020

Clearwater River
From: Memorial Bridge
To: Orofino Bridge
Open 9/17/2020 to 12/31/2020 Two (2) Coho salmon Six (6) Coho salmon

Fishing will occur 4 days a week (Thursday through Sunday) through October 18, then 7 days a week.

Special Note

All Coho Salmon are considered Adults. Both adipose clipped and unclipped Coho Salmon may be retained.

Coho: Clearwater River - Orofino Bridge to Confluence of South Fork and Middle Fork Clearwater River 2020

Clearwater River
From: Orofino Bridge
To: Confluence of South Fork and Middle Fork Clearwater River
Open 9/17/2020 to 12/31/2020 Two (2) Coho salmon Six (6) Coho salmon

Fishing will occur 4 days a week (Thursday through Sunday) through October 18, then 7 days a week.

Special Note

All Coho Salmon are considered Adults. Both adipose clipped and unclipped Coho Salmon may be retained.

North Fork Clearwater River

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

Coho: North Fork Clearwater River - Mouth to Dworshak Dam 2020

North Fork Clearwater River
From: Mouth of North Fork
To: Dworkshak Dam
Open 9/17/2020 to 12/31/2020 Two (2) Coho salmon Six (6) Coho salmon

Fishing will occur 4 days a week (Thursday through Sunday) through October 18, then 7 days a week.

Special Note

All Coho Salmon are considered Adults. Both adipose clipped and unclipped Coho Salmon may be retained.

Middle Fork Clearwater River

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

Coho: Middle Fork Clearwater River 2020

Middle Fork Clearwater River
From: South Fork Clearwater River
To: Confluence of Lochsa River and Selway River
Open 9/17/2020 to 12/31/2020 Two (2) Coho salmon Six (6) Coho salmon

Fishing will occur 4 days a week (Thursday through Sunday) through October 18, then 7 days a week.

Special Note

All Coho Salmon are considered Adults. Both adipose clipped and unclipped Coho Salmon may be retained.

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