Site Type

Site Name

 

CLJ - Clearwater River Trap

The Clearwater River Smolt Trap is located 10 kilometers above the mouth of the Clearwater River. CLJ was deployed during the Spring migration annually between 1989-1998, and has been deployed each spring since 2002. PIT tag interrogation data are generated for previously-tagged fish recaptured at the trap.

Operated by:

IDFG

First year:

1989

Last year:

2014

RKM:

522.224.010

Site Contacts

Steward

Scott Putnam
scott.putnam@idfg.idaho.gov
(208) 799-5010

Map

Operational Dates

Year Start Date End Date Notes
2014 3/2/2014 3/4/2014 Trap operated for 2 days before stopping due to high flows, large woody debris and upstream fish releases.
1989 3/30/1989 5/25/1989 The Start_date and End_date values reflect the first and last dates of detection, respectively. The actual interval of operational dates is not known.
1990 3/22/1990 5/24/1990 The Start_date and End_date values reflect the first and last dates of detection, respectively. The actual interval of operational dates is not known.
1991 3/30/1991 5/10/1991 The Start_date and End_date values reflect the first and last dates of detection, respectively. The actual interval of operational dates is not known.
1992 3/24/1992 6/3/1992 The Start_date and End_date values reflect the first and last dates of detection, respectively. The actual interval of operational dates is not known.
1993 3/29/1993 5/2/1993 The Start_date and End_date values reflect the first and last dates of detection, respectively. The actual interval of operational dates is not known.
1994 4/5/1994 7/10/1994 The Start_date and End_date values reflect the first and last dates of detection, respectively. The actual interval of operational dates is not known.
1995 3/21/1995 5/30/1995 The Start_date and End_date values reflect the first and last dates of detection, respectively. The actual interval of operational dates is not known.
1996 2/7/1996 2/8/1996 The Start_date and End_date values reflect the first and last dates of detection, respectively. The actual interval of operational dates is not known.
1998 3/26/1998 4/27/1998 Dates and times based on first/last reported detections.
2002 3/11/2002 5/19/2002 The times associated with these start/end dates are guesses. This site had several extended periods of inactivity due to high water conditions.
2003 3/15/2003 5/15/2003 IDFG began operations at the Clearwater River Trap on March 15, 2003. Trap operations were suspended from 3/19 until 3/24 15:30 to avoid fish released from Dworshak NFH. Trapping operations were suspended 4/1-4/4 because of large woody debris. CLJ suspended operations 4/13-4/18 due to debris and high flows, and from 4/20-4/30 due to upstream hatchery releases. Trapping was terminated at 0900 on 5/15 due to high flows and debris.
2004 3/7/2004 5/19/2004 Trapping was suspended between 3/31/04 and 4/04/04 to avoid intercepting large numbers of fish released from Dworshak NFH. Trapping was again suspended between 4/19/04 and 4/25/04 to avoid a steelhead release from Dworshak NFH. Trapping was suspended between May 3 and May 13 due to high flows and debris. Trapping was terminated for the season on 05/19/04 at 16:30 due to high flows.
2005 3/6/2005 5/5/2005 Trapping operations began on March 6, 2005. Trapping operations were suspended between 1:30PM on March 11 and 11:30 AM on March 13 due to large numbers of coho and few targeted wild Chinook. Trapping operations were suspended between April 3 and 5:00 PM on April 10 due to large numbers of hatchery fish. Trapping operations were suspended between 13:00 on April 18 and 10:00 on April 24 to allow hatchery steelhead to pass. Trapping was suspended 05/05/05 at 10:00, and did not resume in 2005.
2006 3/5/2006 4/5/2006 The Clearwater trap was OOS from 3/10/06 11:30 until 3/12/06 17:00 due to hatchery coho releases upstream. The trap was pulled again between March 27 and March 31 due to a hatchery release from Dworshak NFH. The trap was pulled at about 4PM on April 5. It was not redeployed.
2007 3/4/2007 5/9/2007 The Clearwater Trap began operations for the 2007 season on March 4. It was pulled to avoid overfishing or high flows on the following dates: 3/28-4/1, 4/6-4/8, 4/18-4/19, 4/20-4/22, 4/29-5/7. The trap was pulled for the season on May 9, 2007.
2008 3/9/2008 5/5/2008 The Clearwater Trap was out of operation between 11:30 on 4/2/08 and 10:30 on 4/6/08, and again from 10AM on April 21 until 3PM on April 25, to avoid hatchery releases. The trap was pulled from service between 16:30 on April 29 and 15:00 on April 30 due to high flows. The Clearwater trap was pulled at 9:30 am on 5/5/08, and was not redeployed.
2009 3/8/2009 4/3/2009 The Clearwater River smolt trap began the 2009 trapping season on 03/08/09 at 12:30 PST. Trapping at the Clearwater River smolt trap was suspended between March 25-29 to allow a hatchery release to pass. Trapping was suspended on April 3 due to high flows, and did not resume.
2010 3/7/2010 5/26/2010 Trap operations were suspended from March 30 until April 4, and again between April 19-24, due to hatchery releases. Trapping at the Clearwater River smolt trap was suspended between May 17-22 due to high flows. Trap operations terminated for the year on May 26.
2011 3/6/2011 4/21/2011 Trapping was suspended on March 30 due to high flows. Trapping resumed April 18. Trapping was suspended again on April 21 due to high flow and debris, and did not resume.
2012 3/4/2012 3/24/2012 Trapping started on March 4. Trapping was suspended March 16-20. Trapping suspended March 22-23. Trapping suspended on March 24 and was not resumed in 2012.
2013 3/3/2013 5/7/2013 Trapping suspended from March 4-17, March 29 - April 17, and April 29 - May 7, when it ended for the year.

Current and Historic Site Configurations

Config Seq: 110

Start Date: 1/1/1994

End Date: 3/4/2014

Config Seq: 100

Start Date: 3/30/1989

End Date: 1/1/1994

Event Logs