Chinook Season to Close July 31by Staff
Idaho Mountain Express, July 29, 2016
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game will close fishing for Chinook salmon on the upper Salmon River at the end of this weekend.
The season will be closed from the Copper Mine boat ramp, about 2.5 miles upstream of the Middle Fork confluence, upstream to a posted boundary about 100 yards downstream of the weir and trap at the Sawtooth Hatchery south of Stanley, at the end of fishing hours (10 p.m.) on July 31.
The department reported in a news release that the weekly angler surveys indicate that sport anglers will have harvested the nontribal share of hatchery Chinook salmon returning to the Sawtooth Hatchery by that time.
Chinook fishing will continue on the lower Clearwater River, the South Fork of the Clearwater, the Lochsa River and the Boise River.
Anglers are reminded that changes to seasons or limits may be implemented on short notice. For current information on Idaho's salmon seasons and fishing rules, visit the Fish and Game website or call the salmon hotline at 855-287-2702.
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