Chinook Salmon Seasons and Rules

Chinook fishing seasons and rules information for Idaho

2019 Chinook Fishing Seasons and Rules

The Idaho Fall Chinook Fishing Seasons and Rules pamphlet will be available as a full download, or shown by Chinook harvest zone below on Friday, August 23, 2019.

 

Chinook Rules (mobile)  – Mobile formatted, [PDF, 332 KB]
Chinook Rules (print)  – Print / Desktop formatted, [PDF, 332 KB]

Updated 8/23/2019 3:35pm MT

Seasons change quickly! This page has the current status.

The table below shows stretches of rivers, current fishing status, bag and possession limits, and special restrictions.

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Please Note: River segments with no Chinook fishing opportunity are not listed.

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Fall Chinook on the Snake River

Chinook Season Status

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Fall season

Salmon River

Salmon River
River Code River Zone Current Season Status Legal Harvest Season Dates Daily Limit Possession Limit Notes
12

Salmon River - Mouth to Twin Bridges boat ramp

Salmon River
From: Mouth
To: Twin Bridges boat ramp
Open August 24, 2019 (All day) to October 31, 2019 (All day) 6 adipose fin-clipped adult Chinook salmon, no limit on jack fall Chinook salmon 18 adipose fin-clipped adult Chinook, no limit on jack fall Chinook salmon

Fishing open 7 days per week.

Special Note

Snake River

Snake River
River Code River Zone Current Season Status Legal Harvest Season Dates Daily Limit Possession Limit Notes
12

Snake River - Washington/Idaho border to Cliff Mt. Rapids

Snake River
From: Washington/Idaho border
To: Cliff Mt. Rapids
Open August 24, 2019 (All day) to October 31, 2019 (All day) 6 adipose fin-clipped adult Chinook salmon, no limit on jack fall Chinook salmon 18 adipose fin-clipped adult Chinook, no limit on jack fall Chinook salmon

Fishing is open 7 days a week

Special Note

2

Snake River - Cliff Mt. Rapids to Hells Canyon Dam

Snake River
From: Cliff Mt. Rapids
To: Hells Canyon Dam
Open August 24, 2019 (All day) to November 17, 2019 (All day) 6 adipose fin-clipped adult Chinook salmon, no limit on jack fall Chinook salmon 18 adipose fin-clipped adult Chinook, no limit on jack fall Chinook salmon

Fishing is open 7 days a week

Special Note

Clearwater River

Clearwater River
River Code River Zone Current Season Status Legal Harvest Season Dates Daily Limit Possession Limit Notes
3

Clearwater River - Mouth to Memorial Bridge

Clearwater River
From: Mouth
To: Memorial Bridge
Open August 24, 2019 (All day) to October 13, 2019 (All day) 6 adipose fin-clipped adult Chinook salmon, no limit on jack fall Chinook salmon 18 adipose fin-clipped adult Chinook, no limit on jack fall Chinook salmon

Fishing will occur 7 days a week.

Special Note

Subscribe to Chinook Season Status

Chinook Harvest Zone Season Information

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