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May 23, 2013
Commission expands Chinook season
By Niels Nokkentved, IDFG
The Idaho Fish and Game
Commission, Thursday, May 16, expanded Chinook salmon fishing to include
additional reaches of the
main stem and South Fork Clearwater rivers.
main stem is open from the Camas Prairie railroad bridge at
upstream to the
and from the
upstream to the Highway 11 Greer Bridge. The South Fork Clearwater River is open
from its mouth upstream to the confluence of the American and Red rivers.
Fish and Game asked
commissioners to delay a decision on Chinook fisheries in the upper Salmon and
South Fork Salmon rivers to early June when fish managers will have a better
idea of how many fish are heading for those waters.
River sections now open to
drainage: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday only.
From the Camas Prairie railroad bridge at
Lewiston upstream to the
and from the
upstream to the Highway 11 Greer Bridge.
From the mouth upstream to Dworshak Dam excluding the perimeter of the Dworshak
National Hatchery at Ahsahka. Fishing from any watercraft is prohibited.
From its mouth upstream to the confluence of the American and Red rivers.
From the mouth of the South Fork Clearwater River upstream to the confluence of
the Lochsa and Selway rivers.
is closed entirely to fishing.