Fall Chinook Season Ends SoonStaff
News Bonners Ferry, September 28, 2015
The fall Chinook season will end October 31 in the Clearwater River, a short stretch of the lower Salmon River and in the Snake River, except the section from Cliff Mountain Rapids upstream to Hells Canyon Dam, which closes November 17.
The season opened September 1, on the Snake River between Lewiston and Hells Canyon Dam, in the lower Clearwater River downstream of the U.S. Highway 12 Memorial Bridge in Lewiston, and in the Salmon River from its mouth upstream to Eye of the Needle Rapids.
The Snake River, from Cliff Mountain Rapids to Hells Canyon Dam, remains open until further notice or November 17.
The daily bag limit is six adult Chinook salmon, the possession limit is 18 adult Chinook and there is no season limit on adult Chinook. Only adipose-fin-clipped salmon may be kept.
Only adult Chinook must be recorded on the angler's salmon permit. There are no limits on jacks, but anglers must have a valid Idaho fishing license and salmon permit to fish for salmon.
As of October 20, anglers had caught and kept 150 marked adults and 22 jack fall Chinook and caught and released 416 unmarked adults in the lower Clearwater River. They caught and kept 427 adults and 131 jacks and caught and released 2,085 unmarked adults in the Snake River.
For more information on Chinook salmon fishing in Idaho, visit the Fish and Game website.
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