Chinook Salmon Seasons and Rules

Chinook Harvest Zone Information

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River Code River Zone Current Season Status Legal Harvest Season Dates Daily Limit Possession Limit Special Note
2

Snake River - Dug Bar to Hells Canyon

Snake River
From: Dug Bar boat ramp
To: Hells Canyon Dam
Closed
April 23, 2016 - 6:00 AM MDT to June 2, 2016 - 10:00 PM MDT
4 per day, only 2 may be adults 12, of which no more than 6 may be adults
3

Mainstem Clearwater River - Lower

Clearwater River
From: Camas Prairie Railroad Bridge at Lewiston
To: Cherry Lane Bridge
Closed
June 10, 2016 - 5:30 AM MDT to August 14, 2016 - 10:00 PM MDT
4 salmon per day, only 1 may be adults 12 salmon, no more than 3 may be adults

Open for fishing Friday through Monday only. Salmon with an unclipped adipose fin may be harvested starting June 10.

3

Mainstem Clearwater River - Middle

Clearwater River
From: Cherry Lane Bridge
To: Orofino Bridge
Closed
April 23, 2016 - 6:00 AM MDT to May 27, 2016 - 10:00 PM MDT
4 salmon per day, only 1 may be adults 12 salmon, no more than 3 may be adults
4

Mainstem Clearwater River -Upper

Clearwater River
From: Orofino Bridge
To: Headwaters/Confluence of South Fork and Middle Fork Clearwater River
Closed
April 23, 2016 - 6:00 AM MDT to August 14, 2016 - 10:00 PM MDT
4 per day, only 1 may be adults 12, of which no more than 6 may be adults

Salmon with an unclipped adipose fin may be harvested starting June 18.

5

North Fork Clearwater River

Clearwater River
From: Mouth
To: Dworshak Dam
Closed
April 23, 2016 - 6:00 AM MDT to May 30, 2016 - 10:00 PM MDT
4 salmon per day, only 1 may be adults 12 salmon, no more than 3 may be adults
6

Middle Fork Clearwater River

Clearwater River
From: Mouth
To: Headwaters/Confluence of Lochsa River and Selway River
Closed
April 23, 2016 - 6:00 AM MDT to August 14, 2016 - 10:00 PM MDT
4 salmon per day, only 1 may be adults 12 salmon, no more than 3 may be adults

Salmon with an unclipped adipose fin may be harvested starting June 18.

7

South Fork Clearwater River

Clearwater River
From: Mouth
To: Headwaters/Confluence of American and Red rivers
Closed
April 23, 2016 - 6:00 AM MDT to August 14, 2016 - 10:00 PM MDT
4 salmon per day, only 2 may be adults 12 salmon, no more than 6 may be adults
8

Lochsa River

Lochsa River
From: Mouth
To: Twin Bridges immediately upstream from the confluence of Crooked Fork and Colt Killed creeks
Closed
April 23, 2016 - 6:00 AM MDT to August 14, 2016 - 10:00 PM MDT
4 salmon per day, only 1 may be an adult 12 salmon, no more than 3 may be adults

Salmon with an unclipped adipose fin may be harvested starting June 18.

10

Lower Salmon River - Pine Bar

Salmon River
From: Rice Creek Bridge
To: Posted boundary about 100 yards downstream of the Hammer Creek boat ramp
Closed
April 23, 2016 - 6:00 AM MDT to June 2, 2016 - 10:00 PM MDT
4 salmon per day, only 2 may be adults 12 salmon, no more than 6 may be adults
11

Lower Salmon River - Park Hole

Salmon River
From: US-95 Timezone Bridge
To: Shorts Creek
Closed
April 23, 2016 - 6:00 AM MDT to June 2, 2016 - 10:00 PM MDT
4 salmon per day, only 2 may be adults. 12 salmon, no more than 6 may be adults
11

Lower Salmon River - Hammer Creek

Salmon River
From: Posted boundary about 100 yards downstream of the Hammer Creek boat ramp
To: SH95 Timezone Bridge
Closed
April 23, 2016 - 6:00 AM MDT to June 2, 2016 - 10:00 PM MDT
4 salmon per day, only 2 may be adults 12 salmon, no more than 6 may be adults
12

Lower Salmon River - Vinegar Creek

Salmon River
From: Lake Creek Bridge (first bridge across the main Salmon River upstream of Riggins)
To: Uppermost boat ramp at Vinegar Creek
Closed
April 23, 2016 - 6:00 AM MDT to June 2, 2016 - 10:00 PM MDT
4 per day, only 2 may be adults. 12, of which no more than 6 may be adults.
12

Lower Salmon River - Shorts Bar

Salmon River
From: Shorts Creek
To: Lake Creek Bridge (first bridge across the main Salmon River upstream of Riggins)
Closed
April 23, 2016 - 6:00 AM MDT to June 2, 2016 - 10:00 PM MDT
4 salmon per day, only 2 may be adults 12 salmon, no more than 6 may be adults
15

Upper Salmon River - Copper Mine to North Fork

Salmon River
From: Posted boundary at Copper Mine boat ramp approximately 2.5 miles upstream of the mouth of the Middle Fork Salmon River
To: Mouth of the North Fork Salmon River
Closed
June 18, 2016 - 5:00 AM MDT to July 31, 2016 - 10:00 PM MDT
4 salmon per day, only 2 may be adults 12 salmon, no more than 6 may be adults
16

Upper Salmon River - North Fork to Lemhi

Salmon River
From: Mouth of the North Fork Salmon River
To: Mouth of the Lemhi River
Closed
June 18, 2016 - 5:00 AM MDT to July 31, 2016 - 10:00 PM MDT
4 salmon per day, only 2 may be adults 12 salmon of which no more than 6 may be adults
17

Upper Salmon River - Lemhi to Pahsimeroi

Salmon River
From: Mouth of the Lemhi River
To: Posted boundary at the mouth of the Pahsimeroi River
Closed
June 18, 2016 - 5:00 AM MDT to July 31, 2016 - 10:00 PM MDT
4 salmon per day, only 2 may be adults 12 salmon, no more than 6 may be adults
18

Upper Salmon River - Pahsimeroi to East Fork

Salmon River
From: Posted boundary at the mouth of the Pahsimeroi River
To: Mouth of the East Fork Salmon River
Closed
June 18, 2016 - 5:00 AM MDT to July 31, 2016 - 10:00 PM MDT
4 salmon per day, only 2 may be adults 12 salmon, no more than 6 may be adults
19

Upper Salmon River - East Fork to Sawtooth

Salmon River
From: Mouth of the East Fork Salmon River
To: Posted boundary approximately 100 yards downstream of the weir and trap at Sawtooth Hatchery south of Stanley
Closed
June 18, 2016 - 5:00 AM MDT to July 31, 2016 - 10:00 PM MDT
4 salmon per day, only 2 may be adults 12 salmon, no more than 6 may be adults
20

Little Salmon River - Lower

Little Salmon River
From: Mouth
To: Posted boundary about 200 yards upstream of the mouth of Rapid River
Closed
April 23, 2016 - 6:00 AM MDT to June 10, 2016 - 10:00 PM MDT
4 per day, only 2 may be adults 12, of which no more than 6 may be adults
20

Little Salmon River - Upper

Little Salmon River
From: Posted boundary about 200 yards upstream of the mouth of Rapid River
To: U.S. Highway 95 Bridge near Smokey Boulder Road
Closed
April 23, 2016 - 6:00 AM MDT to June 10, 2016 - 10:00 PM MDT
4 per day, only 2 may be adults 12 salmon of which no more than 6 may be adults
21

South Fork Salmon River

South Fork Salmon River
From: Bridge on Forest Service Road 48 (Lick Creek/ East Fork South Fork Road) where it crosses the S.F.Salmon River just upstream of the confluence with the East Fork South Fork Salmon River
To: Posted boundary approximately 100 yards downstream from the Idaho Fish and Game South Fork Salmon River weir and trap
Closed
June 18, 2016 - 5:30 AM MDT to July 4, 2016 - 10:00 PM MDT
4 salmon per day, only 2 may be adults 12 salmon, no more than 6 may be adults
28

Boise River

Boise River
From: Mouth
To: Barber Dam
Closed
June 21, 2016 (All day) to August 30, 2016 (All day)
2 salmon per day, adults or jacks 6 salmon, adults or jacks