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.
Weekly angler surveys indicate that sport anglers will have harvested the non-tribal share of hatchery Chinook salmon returning to the Sawtooth Hatchery by this time.
Chinook fishing continues in the lower Mainstem Clearwater from the railroad bridge in Lewiston upstream to the Cherrylane Bridge and from the Orofino bridge upstream to the South Fork Clearwater, the South Fork Clearwater River, the Lochsa River, and the Boise River.
Anglers are reminded that changes to seasons or limits may be implemented on short notice. For current information on Idaho's salmon seasons and fishing rules, visit the Fish and Game website at https://idfg.idaho.gov/fish/chinook/rules or call the Salmon Hotline at 1-855-287-2702.