Clearwater Region - Draft Proposals for 2019-2021 Fishing Seasons and Rules


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Fishing seasons in Idaho are established within administrative regions.

The Department is asking for public comment on draft proposed changes to the fishing seasons and rules brochure. The final proposed changes will be presented for the Commission's approval at the November meeting.

General Fishing Seasons for the Clearwater Region

All Waters Open All Year Except as modified in Clearwater Region Special Rule Waters (pages 14-15 of the fishing seasons and rules brochure).

Bag Limits

Daily Bag Limits for the Clearwater Region are defined on page 13 of the fishing seasons and rules brochure.

Clearwater Region

Draft Proposed Changes Follow

The draft proposals are listed below. There are five total proposals: one daily bag limit change and four Special Rule Waters changes are listed below. Please address the changes you'd like to in the appropriate space. General comments within the region can be listed above the Contact Information space.

Open House Opportunity

September 27, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Pacific.
Clearwater Regional Fish and Game Office
3316 16th Street
Lewiston, ID 83501

Other Seasons and Rules Comment Periods

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Public comment period closes at end of day on October 7, 2018