Chinook Salmon Run Looks Solidby Staff
Idaho Mountain Express, March 13, 2015
Preseason data suggest this year's run of spring and summer chinook salmon will be comparable to last year's, with a couple of notable exceptions, Idaho Fish and Game reported.
Managers are expecting a significant increase in the number of summer chinook returning to the trap and weir on the South Fork Salmon River. And while the number of hatchery chinook returning to Idaho this spring and summer will be slightly smaller than last year, the number of wild chinook passing Lower Granite Dam is expected to be the largest since the historic run of 2001.
During a meeting of the Fish and Game Commission in Boise on March 24, fisheries managers will present proposals for seasons on the Clearwater River and its tributaries, as well as the lower Salmon River, the Little Salmon River and the Snake River.
As more information about the 2015 chinook season becomes available, it will be posted on the Fish and Game website at fishandgame.idaho.gov.
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