Ask Fish and Game: Clearwater River Salmon
Q. In the 2008 Chinook rule brochure, the river location code lists Section 3 as the Clearwater River from the Railroad Bridge at Lewiston to the Cherry Lane Bridge, but the season description says I can fish upstream to the South Fork of the Clearwater. Can you clarify?
A. The river location code in the brochure is wrong. The lower Clearwater mainstem Section 03 is from the Camas Prairie Railroad Bridge upstream to the Orofino Bridge. Section 04 continues from the Orofino Bridge to the South Fork Clearwater River. You can fish for Chinook salmon in all of Section 03 and 04, from the Railroad Bridge to the South Fork Clearwater River.