23-018 Dworshak Dam reminds visitors to observe fishing wall etiquette

Published March 16, 2023

AHSAHKA, Idaho – Dworshak Dam welcomes visitors who plan on fishing for steelhead or other species at the fishing wall at the base of Dworshak Dam, located upstream from Ahsahka on the North Fork Clearwater River.

While visiting this public recreation area, visitors are reminded to make the experience safe and enjoyable for everybody by following a few etiquette and safety rules, because safety is everyone’s responsibility:

  • Be courteous and help first-time fishermen get acquainted with fishing wall techniques.
  • Take turns casting into the “hot” holes.
  • Be careful on the steps while netting fish. The area can be slippery.
  • Pull or reel in your line when someone has a “fish-on” so it can safely be netted on the steps.
  • Abide by all Idaho Fish and Game regulations.
  • Do not bring alcohol on the premises past the gated area. Alcohol is not allowed on the premises.
  • Observe the handicap parking zone.
  • Clean up after yourself, and use the trashcans or bags provided.
  • Observe boating rules and signs. Do NOT boat anywhere near the dangerous spill area!
  • Abide by all other posted Corps restrictions, including leashing pets.

For more information or questions, stop by or call the Dworshak Dam Visitor Center at (208) 476-1255. Winter hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. More information on recreation is also available on the Walla Walla District website at https://www.nww.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/.


Release no. 23-019