Chinook salmon seasons are set to open in sections of the upper Salmon River in addition to the area near Salmon that opened June 25.
A season in the Salmon area reach of the river opens July 2, and a jacks-only season opens July 9 in the Stanley area.
Salmon River, Section 16, Salmon Area - Open July 2 until further notice.
- From the posted boundary by the private bridge crossing about 1.5 miles upstream from the confluence of the main Salmon River and North Fork Salmon River upstream to the posted boundary by the cable car crossing at the USGS flow gauging station, about 150 yards downstream of Island Park in Salmon.
- The daily bag limit is six Chinook, no more than two of which may be adults, and the possession limit is 18 Chinook, no more than six of which may be adults. Only Chinook with a clipped adipose fin, as evidenced by a healed scar, may be kept.
Salmon River, Section 19, Stanley Area - Jacks only, open July 9 until the end of legal fishing July 17.
- From a posted boundary about 20 yards upstream of Valley Creek in Stanley, upstream to the posted boundary about 100 yards downstream of the weir at the Sawtooth Hatchery south of Stanley.
- The daily limit is two jack salmon per day and six in possession. No adult Chinook may be taken. Only Chinook less than 24 inches long, with a clipped adipose fin, as evidenced by a healed scar, may be kept.
Fishing hours in the Upper Salmon River are from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. MDT. All other salmon fishing rules remain in effect.
The statewide season limit remains 20 adult Chinook during any 2011 salmon seasons occurring before September 1, 2011. All salmon anglers 14 years old and older must have a 2011 Idaho fishing license and salmon permit. All other salmon fishing rules remain the same and are listed in the 2011 Chinook seasons and rules brochure.