‘CL153’ (Reg. No. CV-148, PI 677005), a Clearfield (BASF, Ludwigshafen, Germany) long-grain rice (Oryza sativa L.) cultivar, was developed by the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center at the H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station (RRS) near Crowley, LA, and approved for release by the Director of the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station in 2015. CL153 was derived from the cross 9502008-A//AR-1188/‘Cocodrie’/3/CFX26/9702128/4/‘Cheniere’ that was made in 2011 at the RRS and advanced in 2013 as an F3 row selection based on agronomic characteristics. Testing in the Clearfield preliminary yield trials in 2013 indicated high yield potential and favorable agronomic characteristics. In 2013, 2014, and 2015, CL153 was evaluated in 23 replicated trials across six locations in Louisiana. Three high-yielding, long-grain, commercial cultivars, ‘CL111’, ‘CL151’, and ‘CL152’, were included as checks. Grain yield of CL153 was 9.1 t ha−1 compared with 8.5 t ha−1 for CL111, 9.4 t ha−1 for CL151, and 8.4 t ha−1 for CL152. Plant height for CL153 was 97 cm, which is equal to CL111 and CL151 and 2 cm shorter than CL152. CL153 reached 50% heading in 86 d, which was 4 d later than CL111, 1 d later that CL151, and 1 d earlier than CL152. The leaves, lemma, and palea of CL153 are glabrous, and the spikelet and apiculus are straw-colored. CL153 is susceptible to sheath blight, moderately susceptible to bacterial panicle blight, Cercospora, and straighthead, and moderately resistant to blast.