Chinook Salmon

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  • Fall Chinook, Photo by Roger Phillips, IDFG.

    Fall Chinook, steelhead seasons open Sept. 1 for ocean-fresh fish

    Fall chinook and steelhead seasons open Sept. 1, and the forecast is for an above-average chinook run and an average steelhead run. It’s early in the run for both fish, and the numbers can change quickly as these migratory fish leave the ocean and swim upstream to Idaho.

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    Fall Chinook seasons open September 1

    An exciting fall Chinook season is ahead for anglers, with September 1 marking the first day of the season on parts of the Snake, Clearwater, and Salmon rivers.

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    Upper Salmon River Chinook season to close July 31

    Idaho Fish and Game will close fishing for Chinook salmon on the Salmon River from the Copper Mine boat ramp about 2.5 miles upstream of the Middle Fork Salmon River upstream to a posted boundary approximately 100 yards downstream of the weir and trap at the Sawtooth Hatchery south of Stanley at the end of fishing hours (10 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time) on July 31, 2016.

  • See a Chinook Salmon

    If you've never seen a Chinook salmon "up-close and personal" - now is the time. Fish hatcheries at Rapid River Hatchery near Riggins, Sawtooth Hatchery near Stanley, Pahsimeroi Hatchery near Challis and the McCall Trap on the South Fork Salmon River are all catching and holding Chinook Salmon. The public is invited to view these fish before they spawn and die in late August/September.

  • Fall Chinook salmon, Snake River, Clearwater Region, Idaho

    Fall Chinook fishing to open September 1

    Idaho Fish and Game Commission adopted a fall Chinook salmon fishing season to open September 1 on parts of the Snake, Clearwater and Salmon rivers. 

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    Upper Salmon River Chinook Fishery Update

    The upper reaches of the Salmon River continued to fish well over the past week. The majority of angler effort was located upstream of the East Fork in location code 19, while angler effort downstream of Salmon, ID in location codes 15 and 16 remained low. Anglers harvested an estimated 28 hatchery adult Chinook in location code 17 which produced a harvest rate of 59 hours per Chinook kept. Near Challis, ID in location code 18, anglers harvested an estimated 71 hatchery adult Chinook and 13 hatchery jacks which produced a harvest rate of 26 hours per Chinook kept.

Chinook Salmon

Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

IDAPA Classification: Threatened, Game Fish
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