image linking to 100 Top Bass Fishing Sites image linking to 100 Top Saltwater Fishing Sites image linking to 100 Top Fly Fishing Sites image linking to 100 Top Walleye Sites image linking to 100 Top Small Game Sites image linking to 100 Top Birds and Waterfowl Sites
You are currently viewing the old OUTDOOR CENTRAL.COM website ARCHIVES.  For the latest in hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation related news, and an ALL NEW experience, including user friendly navigation, search capabilities, an Outdoor Central Video Network, and more, be sure to visit our NEW WEBSITE, located at    Visit the new, improved website, you'll be glad you did!  CLICK HERE

Lewiston, ID


Date: September 19, 2003
Contact: Mike Demick
(208) 799-5010

Idaho Fishing License Needed In Clearwater River

LEWISTON - Some steelhead anglers have fallen prey to a persistent rumor that it is legal to fish in the Clearwater River on a Washington license. Not so, says Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

"There is a sign on the north shore of the Clearwater River at the confluence with the Snake River that clearly marks the Clearwater-Snake confluence," says Larry Barrett, fisheries biologist with IDFG. "If you intend to fish upstream of the sign, you are in the Clearwater River and must have an Idaho fishing license and steelhead permit."

Another sign, located downstream along the north shore marks the Idaho-Washington boundary. Anglers licensed in either Washington or Idaho may fish in the Snake River between the two signs through a reciprocal agreement between the two states.

The fall steelhead season on the lower Clearwater River began September 1 from the confluence upstream to the Memorial Bridge in Lewiston. Harvest of steelhead is not allowed above the Memorial Bridge until October 15.





Click Here To Return To The Previous Page

<%server.execute "/bottom.asp"%>