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Salmon Seasons and Rules

Sunday, May 24, 2015 



2015 Spring Chinook Salmon Seasons and Rules

Please see the table below for the current status and any changes to the 2015 season.




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All Chinook salmon with an adipose fin MUST be released!  

All salmon with an adipose fin MUST be released!
Current Season and Limits Status
For the Mainstem Clearwater, North Fork Clearwater, Middle Fork Clearwater, South Fork Clearwater, Lochsa, Snake, Lower Salmon and Little Salmon Rivers
River Location Code River Section Season Dates Season Status Daily Limit Possession Limit Notes
03 Mainstem Clearwater – Lower
From the (Camas Prairie) Railroad Bridge at Lewiston upstream to the Cherry Lane Bridge.
April 25
until further notice
CLOSED 4 salmon,
only 1
may be adult
12 salmon,
no more than 3
may be adults
This section closed to all salmon fishing at the end of fishing hours (8:30 p.m. PDT) on Sunday, May 17.
03 Mainstem Clearwater – Middle
From the Cherry Lane Bridge upstream to the Orofino Bridge.
April 25 
until further notice
OPEN 4 salmon,
only 1
may be adult
12 salmon,
no more than 3
may be adults
This section closes to all salmon fishing at the end of fishing hours (9:00 p.m. PDT) on Friday, May 22.
04 Mainstem Clearwater – Upper
From the Orofino Bridge upstream to the South Fork Clearwater River.
April 25 
until further notice.
OPEN 4 salmon,
only 1
may be adult
12 salmon,
no more than 3
may be adults
 
05 North Fork Clearwater
From its mouth upstream to Dworshak Dam (See Special Restrictions on Page 4 of 2012 Seasons & Rules Brochure).
April 25
until further notice
OPEN 4 salmon,
only 1
may be an adult
12 salmon,
no more than 3
may be adults
 
06 Middle Fork Clearwater
From its confluence with the South Fork Clearwater upstream to the confluence of the Lochs and Selway rivers.
April 25 
until further notice
OPEN 4 salmon,
only 1
may be adult
12 salmon,
no more than 3
may be adults
 
07 South Fork Clearwater
From its mouth upstream to the confluence of American and Red rivers.
April 25 
until further notice
OPEN 4 salmon,
only 2
may be adults
12 salmon,
no more than 6 may be adults
 
08 Lochsa
From its mouth upstream to the Twin Bridges immediately upstream from the confluence of Crooked Fork and Colt Killed creeks.
April 25 
until further notice
OPEN 4 salmon,
only 2
may be adults
12 salmon,
no more than 6
may be adults
 
10 Lower Salmon – Pine Bar
From the Rice Creek Bridge upstream to a posted boundary approximately 200 yards downstream from the Hammer Creek boat ramp.
April 25
until further notice
OPEN 4 salmon,
only 2
may be adults
12 salmon,
no more than 6
may be adults
 
11 Lower Salmon – Hammer Creek
From a posted boundary approximately 200 yards downstream from the Hammer Creek boat ramp upstream to the US Highway 95 Time Zone Bridge
April 25 
until further notice
OPEN 4 salmon,
only 2
may be adults
12 salmon,
no more than 6
may be adults
 
11 Lower Salmon – Park Hole
From the US Highway 95 Time Zone Bridge upstream to the mouth of Short’s Creek.
April 25
until further notice
OPEN 4 salmon,
only 2
may be adults
12 salmon,
no more than 6
may be adults
 
12 Lower Salmon – Vinegar Creek
From the mouth of Short’s Creek upstream to the uppermost boat ramp at Vinegar Creek.
April 25 
until further notice
OPEN 4 salmon,
only 2
may be adults
12 salmon,
no more than 6
may be adults
 
20 Little Salmon – Lower
From the mouth upstream to a posted boundary approximately 200 yards upstream of the mouth of Rapid River.
April 25
until further notice
OPEN 4 salmon,
only 2
may be adults
12 salmon,
no more than 6
may be adults
 
20 Little Salmon – Upper
From the posted boundary approximately 200 yards upstream of the mouth of Rapid River upstream to the US Highway 95 Bridge near Smokey Boulder Road.
April 25
until further notice
OPEN 4 salmon,
only 2
may be adults
12 salmon,
no more than 6
may be adults
 


Last Updated: May 20, 2015 
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