2018 Chinook Seasons Harvest Report

Spring/Summer Season 2018

The information on this page reflects harvest results for these river segments. It does not reflect the season status if these stretches are open or closed. Follow the heading links to find the current season status or browse to our Chinook seasons and rules page.

Clearwater Region Chinook Salmon

Preliminary Harvest Estimates for July 1, 2018

  Clipped Adults Kept Clipped Jacks Kept Non-clipped Adults Kept Non-clipped Jacks Kept Total Kept Angler Hours Fished Hours Per Kept Fish Unclipped Salmon Released
Mainstem Clearwater River - Middle: (Railroad Bridge to Cherry Lane Bridge) 0 0 0 0 0 91 NA 0
Mainstem Clearwater River - Lower: (Cherry Lane Bridge to Orofino Bridge) Reopens Saturday, July 7.  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
North Fork Clearwater River (Closed July 1) 68 3 0 0 71 635 8.9 0
Mainstem Clearwater River - Upper: (Orofino Bridge to near Kooskia Bridge) 0 0 0 0 0 57 - 0
Middle Fork Clearwater River 25 0 0 0 25 270 10.8 0
South Fork Clearwater River 61 15 0 0 76 789 10.4 9
Lochsa River (Closed July 1)  26 0 0 0 26 995 14.3 0
Weekly Totals 180 18 0 0 198 2,837 14.3 9
Season Totals 1,657 203 0 0 1,860 44,487 23.9 171

 

Little Salmon River

Preliminary Harvest Estimates for July 1, 2018

  Adults Kept Jacks Kept Total Kept Angler Hours Fished Hours Per Fish Kept Unclipped Adults Released
Little Salmon River - Lower: (Mouth to Posted boundary about 200 yards upstream of the mouth of Rapid River) 11 2 13 417 32.1 0
Little Salmon River - Upper: (Posted boundary about 200 yards upstream of the mouth of Rapid River to U.S. Highway 95 Bridge near Smokey Boulder Road) 0 0 0 - - 0
Weekly Totals 85 11 96 3,370 35 6
Season Totals 406 40 446 14,640 33 6

 

Lower Salmon River (Closed to Chinook fishing)

  Adults Kept Jacks Kept Total Kept Angler Hours Fished Hours Per Fish Kept Unclipped Adults Released
Lower Salmon River - Rice Creek Bridge: (Rice Creek Bridge to Hammer Creek Boat Ramp) CLOSED  0 0 0 NA 0 0
Lower Salmon River - Hammer Creek: (Hammer Creek Boat Ramp to Time Zone Bridge) CLOSED 0 0 0 NA 0 0
Lower Salmon River - Park Hole: (Time Zone Bridge to Mouth of Short's Creek) CLOSED 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lower Salmon River - Shorts Bar: (Short's Creek to Vinegar Creek) CLOSED 0 0 0 0 - 0
Weekly Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0
Season Totals 560 71 631 18,120 29 123

 

South Fork Salmon River (Chinook fishing will close July 5)

Preliminary Harvest Estimates for July 6, 2018  

For the segment between USFS Road 48 bridge to the posted boundary downstream of the hatchery weir. Season Status.

Date Adults Kept Jacks Kept Total Kept Angler Hours Fished Hours Per Fish Kept Unclipped Adults Released
7/5 54 3 57 816 14.3 13
7/4 92 7 99 1,332 13.5 62
7/3 18 3 21 740 35.2 0
7/2 52 14 66 972 14.7 28
7/1 23 0 23 900 39.1 6
6/30 104 7 111 2,536 22.8 21
6/29 31 10 41 1,536 37.5 21
6/28 34 4 38 944 24.8 18
6/27 31 0 31 792 25.5 4
6/26 56 12 68 900 13.2 6
6/25 42 0 42 760 18.1 6
6/24 34 0 34 1,002 29.5 4
6/23 9 0 9 565 62.8 2
Season Totals 582 60 642 13,795 21.5 191

 

Upper Salmon River (season totals are for the entire Salmon River drainage)

Preliminary Harvest Estimates for July 1, 2018

  Adults Kept Jacks Kept Total Kept Angler Hours Fished Hours Per Fish Kept Unclipped Adults Released
Upper Salmon River East Highway 93 bridge 0.3 miles south of Highway 75 to EF Salmon River (To close July 7) 76 0 76 1,072 14.1 3
Upper Salmon River West EF Salmon River to posted boundary 100 yards downstream of the Sawtooth Hatchery weir (To close July 7) 125 5 130 3,066 23.6 15

Weekly totals, Salmon River Drainage (including all downstream sections) 

212 7 219 4,555 20.8 18
Season Totals 1,184 118 1,262 37,923 30 132

 

Snake River Drainage

Preliminary Harvest Estimates for July, 2018

  Adults Kept Jacks Kept Total Kept Angler Hours Fished Hours Per Fish Kept Unclipped Adults Released
Hells Canyon Dam Tailrace 0 0 0 322 - 0
Season Totals 43 8 51 4,806 94 0

 

See the season summaries for the previous Spring and Summer Chinook Salmon Seasons.