Press Release

Chinook fishing will remain closed on the Clearwater River and tributaries

Run is too small to support fishing

Spring Chinook returns to the Clearwater River hatcheries are below forecast and no fish are available for sport harvest, so fishing on the Clearwater, Middle Fork Clearwater, North Fork Clearwater and South Fork Clearwater rivers will remain closed effective May 24, 2019 and will not reopen for the spring season. 

Chinook fishing season will continue on the Lower Salmon and Little Salmon rivers Thursdays through Sundays until further notice. Here are the seasons and rules

For more information about this year's spring Chinook run, see detailed analysis by Clearwater Regional Fisheries Manager Joe DuPont.