Spring Chinook Season
BOISE -- Chinook fishing on the Clearwater, Snake, Salmon and Little Salmon rivers will open Saturday. Fisheries managers are forecasting a run of 66,000 spring Chinook -- roughly double last year's return and slightly above the 10-year average of 62,000. Included in the forecast are 53,000 hatchery Chinook and 13,000 wild Chinook.
As of Saturday, though, only six fish had crossed Lower Granite Dam near Lewiston.
Rules will include open fishing Thursdays through Sundays in the Clearwater drainage and seven days per week in the Snake, Salmon and Little Salmon rivers.
Daily bag limits will be four per day with no more than one being an adult -- 24 inches or longer -- in the Clearwater River system and four per day with no more than two being adults in the Snake, Salmon and Little Salmon rivers.
Sections of the rivers open for fishing include:
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