Press Release

Section of Clearwater River will reopen for Chinook fishing on July 7

Clearwater River from the Cherrylane Bridge upstream to the Orofino Bridge will reopen on Saturday, July 7

The section of Clearwater River from the Cherrylane Bridge to Orofino Bridge will reopen to Chinook fishing on July 7. The section will reopen on a Saturday, which is midway through the regular four-days a week season. 

The section was closed on June 10 to spread Chinook angling opportunity to other communities upriver, but enough fish remain to provide additional opportunity within the existing sport-fishing harvest share.

To see which sections of the Clearwater are open and closed to Chinook fishing, see "Chinook Season Status" on the Seasons and Rules page