Selway River

Tributary of the Middle Fork Clearwater River

  • Recommended Fishing Water

Selway River in Idaho County is 100.1 miles in length.

Facilities

Motor Restriction
Yes
Boat Ramp
No
Dock
No
Toilet
Yes
Campground
Yes
ADA Access
Yes

Recommended Game Fish

Species Observed in Surveys

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size
2022/03/22 Spring-Summer Chinook 434,605 Less than 6 inches
2021/03/24 Spring-Summer Chinook 395,748 Less than 6 inches
2020/03/10 Spring-Summer Chinook 398,785 Less than 6 inches
2019/03/19 Spring-Summer Chinook 402,570 Less than 6 inches
2018/03/23 Spring-Summer Chinook 451,416 Less than 6 inches
2017/04/06 Spring-Summer Chinook 639,093 Less than 6 inches
2016/10/20 Spring-Summer Chinook 169,971 Less than 6 inches
2016/03/16 Spring-Summer Chinook 464,568 Less than 6 inches
2015/03/10 Spring-Summer Chinook 382,164 Less than 6 inches
2014/03/24 Spring-Summer Chinook 410,025 Less than 6 inches
2013/03/18 Spring-Summer Chinook 426,696 Less than 6 inches
2012/03/21 Spring-Summer Chinook 415,369 Less than 6 inches
2011/06/13 Spring-Summer Chinook 302,782 Less than 6 inches
2011/03/23 Spring-Summer Chinook 414,270 Less than 6 inches
2010/06/14 Spring-Summer Chinook 313,351 Less than 6 inches
2010/03/24 Spring-Summer Chinook 402,160 Less than 6 inches
2009/06/23 Spring-Summer Chinook 298,711 Less than 6 inches
2009/04/02 Spring-Summer Chinook 399,257 Less than 6 inches
2008/04/03 Spring-Summer Chinook 309,380 Less than 6 inches
2007/06/25 Spring-Summer Chinook 304,026 Less than 6 inches
2007/04/02 Spring-Summer Chinook 269,349 Less than 6 inches
2006/04/03 Spring-Summer Chinook 317,382 Less than 6 inches
2005/06/21 Spring-Summer Chinook 301,530 Less than 6 inches
2002/07/09 Spring-Summer Chinook 231 Adults
2001/07/17 Spring-Summer Chinook 103,811 Less than 6 inches
2001/07/03 Spring-Summer Chinook 400 Adults
2001/06/26 Spring-Summer Chinook 400 Adults
2001/06/21 Spring-Summer Chinook 400 Adults
2001/06/19 Spring-Summer Chinook 445 Adults
2001/06/14 Spring-Summer Chinook 400 Adults
2001/06/12 Spring-Summer Chinook 400 Adults
2001/06/07 Spring-Summer Chinook 450 Adults
2001/06/05 Spring-Summer Chinook 400 Adults
1998/09/29 Spring-Summer Chinook 5,712 Less than 6 inches
1998/04/21 Spring-Summer Chinook 8,892 Less than 6 inches
1997/09/02 Spring-Summer Chinook 282 Adults
1997/08/28 Spring-Summer Chinook 200 Adults
1997/08/27 Spring-Summer Chinook 400 Adults
1997/04/11 Spring-Summer Chinook 1,426 Less than 6 inches
1994/07/22 Spring-Summer Chinook 37,663 Less than 6 inches
1994/07/18 Spring-Summer Chinook 79,024 Less than 6 inches
1990/08/16 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
1990/07/13 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1990/05/23 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
1989/07/24 Rainbow Trout 957 Greater than 6 inches
1989/06/30 Rainbow Trout 1,536 Greater than 6 inches
1988/06/28 Rainbow Trout 1,105 Greater than 6 inches
1988/06/09 Rainbow Trout 523 Greater than 6 inches
1988/05/26 Rainbow Trout 2,430 Greater than 6 inches
1987/06/11 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
1987/05/21 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
1986/07/14 Rainbow Trout 7,000 Greater than 6 inches
1986/05/12 Rainbow Trout 993 Greater than 6 inches
1985/07/22 Rainbow Trout 2,550 Greater than 6 inches
1985/07/16 Rainbow Trout 1,230 Greater than 6 inches
1985/07/12 Rainbow Trout 2,460 Greater than 6 inches
1985/07/11 Rainbow Trout 2,050 Greater than 6 inches
1984/08/08 Rainbow Trout 3,200 Greater than 6 inches
1984/07/11 Rainbow Trout 2,100 Greater than 6 inches
1984/06/13 Rainbow Trout 1,650 Greater than 6 inches
1983/07/13 Rainbow Trout 1,850 Greater than 6 inches
1983/06/09 Rainbow Trout 1,080 Greater than 6 inches
1983/05/27 Rainbow Trout 617 Greater than 6 inches
1982/08/18 Rainbow Trout 2,700 Less than 6 inches
1982/08/06 Rainbow Trout 2,040 Greater than 6 inches
1982/07/17 Rainbow Trout 2,400 Greater than 6 inches
1981/07/14 Rainbow Trout 2,220 Greater than 6 inches
1981/07/01 Rainbow Trout 1,650 Greater than 6 inches
1981/06/25 Rainbow Trout 1,520 Greater than 6 inches
1981/06/05 Rainbow Trout 1,170 Greater than 6 inches
1981/05/22 Rainbow Trout 2,640 Greater than 6 inches
1980/07/11 Rainbow Trout 1,650 Greater than 6 inches
1980/06/27 Spring-Summer Chinook 9,300 Less than 6 inches
1980/06/25 Rainbow Trout 2,040 Greater than 6 inches
1980/06/19 Rainbow Trout 1,750 Greater than 6 inches
1980/06/06 Rainbow Trout 2,040 Greater than 6 inches
1980/06/02 Spring-Summer Chinook 64,540 Less than 6 inches
1980/05/31 Rainbow Trout 1,620 Greater than 6 inches
1980/05/27 Spring-Summer Chinook 73,760 Less than 6 inches
1980/05/24 Spring-Summer Chinook 89,940 Less than 6 inches
1980/05/22 Spring-Summer Chinook 143,600 Less than 6 inches
1980/05/21 Spring-Summer Chinook 165,360 Less than 6 inches
1980/05/16 Spring-Summer Chinook 76,320 Less than 6 inches
1980/05/08 Spring-Summer Chinook 26,300 Less than 6 inches
1979/07/18 Rainbow Trout 2,040 Greater than 6 inches
1979/07/11 Rainbow Trout 2,520 Greater than 6 inches
1979/06/20 Rainbow Trout 1,750 Greater than 6 inches
1979/06/20 Spring-Summer Chinook 72,175 Less than 6 inches
1979/06/14 Rainbow Trout 900 Greater than 6 inches
1979/06/12 Spring-Summer Chinook 27,200 Less than 6 inches
1979/06/11 Spring-Summer Chinook 54,400 Less than 6 inches
1979/06/08 Spring-Summer Chinook 35,360 Less than 6 inches
1979/06/05 Spring-Summer Chinook 41,280 Less than 6 inches
1979/06/04 Spring-Summer Chinook 69,120 Less than 6 inches
1979/06/02 Spring-Summer Chinook 41,280 Less than 6 inches
1979/05/24 Spring-Summer Chinook 35,200 Less than 6 inches
1979/05/23 Spring-Summer Chinook 67,200 Less than 6 inches
1979/05/16 Spring-Summer Chinook 18,060 Less than 6 inches
1979/05/15 Spring-Summer Chinook 20,150 Less than 6 inches
1979/05/14 Spring-Summer Chinook 20,150 Less than 6 inches
1979/05/11 Spring-Summer Chinook 35,475 Less than 6 inches
1978/07/24 Rainbow Trout 2,590 Greater than 6 inches
1978/07/19 Rainbow Trout 3,280 Greater than 6 inches
1978/07/14 Rainbow Trout 3,120 Greater than 6 inches
1978/07/11 Spring-Summer Chinook 39,950 Less than 6 inches
1978/06/05 Spring-Summer Chinook 69,700 Less than 6 inches
1978/06/01 Spring-Summer Chinook 68,000 Less than 6 inches
1978/05/31 Spring-Summer Chinook 136,000 Less than 6 inches
1978/05/24 Spring-Summer Chinook 102,000 Less than 6 inches
1978/05/20 Spring-Summer Chinook 68,000 Less than 6 inches
1978/05/18 Spring-Summer Chinook 34,000 Less than 6 inches
1978/05/16 Spring-Summer Chinook 34,000 Less than 6 inches
1978/05/15 Spring-Summer Chinook 83,555 Less than 6 inches
1978/05/12 Spring-Summer Chinook 30,600 Less than 6 inches
1978/05/11 Spring-Summer Chinook 68,000 Less than 6 inches
1978/05/07 Spring-Summer Chinook 28,560 Less than 6 inches
1978/05/04 Spring-Summer Chinook 57,120 Less than 6 inches
1978/04/27 Spring-Summer Chinook 26,435 Less than 6 inches
1977/09/23 Spring-Summer Chinook 631,260 Eyed Eggs
1977/09/11 Spring-Summer Chinook 745,800 Eyed Eggs
1977/06/28 Rainbow Trout 2,820 Greater than 6 inches
1977/06/14 Rainbow Trout 1,720 Greater than 6 inches
1977/06/14 Spring-Summer Chinook 77,900 Less than 6 inches
1977/06/07 Rainbow Trout 2,470 Greater than 6 inches
1977/06/07 Spring-Summer Chinook 82,600 Less than 6 inches
1977/06/04 Spring-Summer Chinook 62,560 Less than 6 inches
1977/06/01 Spring-Summer Chinook 12,960 Less than 6 inches
1977/05/30 Spring-Summer Chinook 31,514 Less than 6 inches
1977/05/24 Rainbow Trout 1,595 Greater than 6 inches
1977/05/20 Spring-Summer Chinook 36,770 Less than 6 inches
1976/07/22 Rainbow Trout 2,560 Greater than 6 inches
1976/07/13 Rainbow Trout 1,920 Greater than 6 inches
1976/07/02 Rainbow Trout 2,280 Greater than 6 inches
1976/06/24 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
1976/05/28 Spring-Summer Chinook 62,910 Less than 6 inches
1975/07/30 Rainbow Trout 800 Greater than 6 inches
1975/07/24 Rainbow Trout 1,400 Greater than 6 inches
1975/07/16 Rainbow Trout 2,560 Greater than 6 inches
1975/07/05 Spring-Summer Chinook 6,800 Less than 6 inches
1975/06/30 Spring-Summer Chinook 84,320 Less than 6 inches
1975/06/04 Spring-Summer Chinook 12,240 Less than 6 inches
1975/05/29 Spring-Summer Chinook 87,040 Less than 6 inches
1974/10/08 Spring-Summer Chinook 1,800,000 Less than 6 inches
1974/09/30 Spring-Summer Chinook 407,012 Eyed Eggs
1974/08/05 Rainbow Trout 4,560 Less than 6 inches
1974/07/23 Rainbow Trout 2,700 Greater than 6 inches
1973/07/25 Rainbow Trout 2,870 Greater than 6 inches
1973/07/18 Rainbow Trout 2,050 Greater than 6 inches
1973/07/11 Spring-Summer Chinook 46,080 Less than 6 inches
1973/06/12 Rainbow Trout 2,580 Greater than 6 inches
1973/06/09 Spring-Summer Chinook 12,960 Less than 6 inches
1973/06/06 Spring-Summer Chinook 84,960 Less than 6 inches
1973/06/03 Spring-Summer Chinook 50,400 Less than 6 inches
1973/06/02 Spring-Summer Chinook 113,760 Less than 6 inches
1973/05/29 Spring-Summer Chinook 103,680 Less than 6 inches
1973/05/26 Rainbow Trout 3,200 Greater than 6 inches
1973/05/24 Spring-Summer Chinook 4,320 Less than 6 inches
1973/05/18 Rainbow Trout 3,700 Greater than 6 inches
1973/05/18 Spring-Summer Chinook 252,000 Less than 6 inches
1973/05/16 Spring-Summer Chinook 95,040 Less than 6 inches
1972/10/04 Spring-Summer Chinook 991,929 Eyed Eggs
1972/10/03 Spring-Summer Chinook 959,039 Eyed Eggs
1972/10/02 Spring-Summer Chinook 1,005,211 Eyed Eggs
1972/08/09 Rainbow Trout 1,680 Greater than 6 inches
1972/07/25 Rainbow Trout 3,240 Greater than 6 inches
1972/07/11 Rainbow Trout 6,200 Greater than 6 inches
1972/06/27 Spring-Summer Chinook 107,665 Less than 6 inches
1972/06/20 Spring-Summer Chinook 76,000 Less than 6 inches
1972/06/06 Spring-Summer Chinook 48,640 Less than 6 inches
1972/06/02 Spring-Summer Chinook 21,280 Less than 6 inches
1971/08/03 Rainbow Trout 4,410 Greater than 6 inches
1971/07/14 Rainbow Trout 6,160 Greater than 6 inches
1971/07/14 Spring-Summer Chinook 21,758 Less than 6 inches
1971/07/03 Rainbow Trout 4,920 Greater than 6 inches
1971/07/03 Spring-Summer Chinook 83,162 Less than 6 inches
1971/06/24 Spring-Summer Chinook 110,400 Less than 6 inches
1971/06/22 Spring-Summer Chinook 107,160 Less than 6 inches
1971/06/17 Spring-Summer Chinook 134,005 Less than 6 inches
1971/06/04 Spring-Summer Chinook 50,687 Less than 6 inches
1971/05/27 Spring-Summer Chinook 76,456 Less than 6 inches
1970/07/31 Rainbow Trout 1,020 Greater than 6 inches
1970/07/16 Rainbow Trout 4,160 Greater than 6 inches
1970/05/21 Rainbow Trout 2,100 Greater than 6 inches
1969/10/13 Spring-Summer Chinook 121,227 Eyed Eggs
1969/08/05 Rainbow Trout 4,680 Greater than 6 inches
1969/06/06 Rainbow Trout 2,310 Greater than 6 inches
1969/06/04 Rainbow Trout 2,520 Greater than 6 inches
1969/05/27 Spring-Summer Chinook 126,696 Less than 6 inches
1969/05/13 Spring-Summer Chinook 178,500 Less than 6 inches
1968/08/22 Rainbow Trout 2,160 Greater than 6 inches
1968/07/20 Rainbow Trout 3,080 Greater than 6 inches
1968/06/20 Rainbow Trout 3,960 Greater than 6 inches
1968/05/22 Spring-Summer Chinook 158,540 Less than 6 inches
1967/11/06 Fall Chinook 1,548,000 Eyed Eggs
Source: IDFG Fish Stocking Database.

Licenses and Tags

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Fishing Rules, 2022 - 2024

All Waters Open All Year

Except as modified in Special Rules
Fishing is not allowed within the posted upstream and downstream boundary of any fish weir or trap.

Daily Bag Limits

The following daily bag limits apply to all waters within each region except as modified in the Special Rules. The possession limit is 3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season.

Special Rules

Selway River From the mouth upstream to Selway Falls cable car
  • Barbless hooks required
  • December 1 through Friday before Memorial Day weekend - trout limit is 0, catch-and-release, no bait allowed except maggots
  • Saturday of Memorial Day weekend through November 30 - trout limit is 2, none under 14 inches, no bait allowed
Selway River from Selway Falls cable car upstream to Selway Falls Bridge at Meadow Creek
  • Closed to fishing
Selway River from Selway Falls Bridge at Meadow Creek upstream
  • Trout limit is 0, catch-and-release
  • No bait allowed, barbless hooks required
Clearwater Region Bag Limits
Bass (Largemouth and Smallmouth)

  • In rivers and streams, no bag, size or possession limits
  • In lakes and reservoirs, limit is 6, both species combined

Brook Trout

  • Brook Trout limit is 25

Bull Trout

  • Bull Trout limit is 0, catch-and-release

Kokanee

  • Kokanee limit is 25

Salmon 

  • Spring and summer Chinook Salmon seasons and limits are set annually by the Idaho Fish and Game Commission and issued in separate brochures
  • Seasons and limits for fall Chinook Salmon and Coho Salmon can be found here
  • Sockeye Salmon limit is 0 and fishing for or targeting Sockeye Salmon is illegal
  • Fishing for or targeting salmon is prohibited unless a salmon season is specifically opened for that water

Steelhead (ocean-going)

  • Defined as Rainbow Trout longer than twenty (20) inches in length in the Snake River drainage below Hells Canyon Dam, the Salmon River drainage (excluding lakes and reservoirs), and the Clearwater River drainage (excluding that portion above Dworshak Dam, and lakes)
  • Seasons and limits for steelhead can be found here
  • Fishing for or targeting steelhead is prohibited unless a steelhead season is specifically opened for that water 

Sturgeon

  • Sturgeon limit is 0, catch-and-release
  • Sturgeon must not be removed from the water and must be released upon landing
  • Barbless hooks are required
  • Use of a sliding swivel device to secure a weight, and a lighter test line to secure weight to sliding swivel device is required. See fishing regulations for details

Tiger Muskie

  • Tiger Muskie limit is 2, none under 40 inches

Trout includes Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, and trout hybrids (e.g. Tiger Trout)

  • In rivers and streams, trout limit is 2, all species combined
  • In lakes, reservoirs, ditches and canals, trout limit is 6, all species combined
  • Does not include Bull Trout and Brook Trout which are listed separately

Whitefish

  • Whitefish limit is 25

Protected Nongame Fish includes Pacific Lamprey and Sand Roller

  • May not be harvested or possessed

All Other Fish Species includes bullfrogs and crayfish

  • No bag, size or possession limit
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