Hi everybody. This will be the last update I provide regarding fishing for spring Chinook Salmon in the Clearwater Region for you die hard, never say stop Chinook anglers.
Currently the remaining river reaches open to Chinook Salmon fishing in the Clearwater Region include:
- Little Salmon River from its mouth to Hwy 95 bridge near Pollock (adipose clipped jacks only).
- Little Salmon River from Pollock 95 bridge to the Smokey Bolder Road (adipose clipped adults and jacks)
- Snake River from Dug Bar to Hells Canyon Dam (adipose clipped adults and jacks)
All Chinook Salmon fishing will end on July 27 at the close of fishing hours in these waters. After July 27 no Chinook Salmon fishing will be allowed in the Clearwater Region.
As a heads up, the Fall Chinook Salmon season starts on September 1. It is supposed to be another great run, so it is never too early to start planning. Unfortunately we were not able to get a permit from NOAA fisheries that would allow us to harvest unclipped fish. As a result the rules will remain the same as in past years where only adipose clipped fish may be harvested. - Joe DuPont, Clearwater Region Fishery Manager