Low Returns Cause Fish And Game To Close Chinook Fishing On The Clearwater River
Press Release | Idaho Fish and Game
Chinook run size is below forecast, and was forecasted to be below average
Idaho Fish and Game is closing fishing for Chinook salmon on the Clearwater, Middle Fork of the Clearwater, North Fork of the Clearwater and South Fork of the Clearwater rivers effective May 14.
Returns to the Clearwater River are below forecast and no harvest share is available. For more information about the Chinook season, see Clearwater Regional Fisheries Manager Joe DuPont's analysis of the 2020 Chinook run.