Idaho Sets Fall Chinook Season
by Eric Barker
Lewiston Tribune, July 9, 2010
Idaho anglers will be able to catch and keep fall chinook on much of the Snake River starting Sept. 1.
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved the season at its meeting in Kellogg Thursday. Under the adopted rules, anglers can keep two hatchery fall chinook per day caught between Lewiston and Hells Canyon Dam. Only one of the two fish kept can be an adult, defined as those 24 inches long or longer. Anglers can keep a combined total of 40 chinook of all varities -- spring, summer and fall-- per year.
Idaho also allowed fall chinook harvest on the Snake River last year. Fisheries managers are expecting more than 23,000 hatchery fall chinook to return above Lower Granite Dam this fall.
The season will run seven days a week until further notice or Oct. 31
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