F&G to Close Salmon Fishing on Little Salmon,
by Roger Phillips
Idaho Department of Fish and Game is closing salmon fishing on the Little Salmon River and sections of the Clearwater tributaries at the end of fishing hours Tuesday.
Hatchery managers have revised projections of chinook salmon returns to Idaho and are now expecting fewer fish will return, which is forcing F&G to close some rivers, including:
F&G officials said the survival rate of adults during passage from Bonneville Dam to Lower Granite Dam is lower this year than in the past, so fewer chinook will return to Idaho hatcheries than previously predicted.
Anglers should consult 2008 Chinook fishing rules for details on salmon fishing at fishandgame.idaho.gov.
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