Press Release

Chinook fishing update: Lochsa River to close July 13

Little Salmon River, Upper Salmon River and Hells Canyon remain open for Chinook fishing

Fisheries managers have concluded that by the end of fishing hours on Thursday, July 13 the sport-harvest share will be caught so Chinook fishing on the Lochsa River will end at that time. 

Chinook fishing remains open until further notice on Little Salmon River, Upper Salmon River and Hells Canyon. Fish and Game tries to give 48 hours notice before closing the season.

Managers are carefully watching harvest rates on the remaining rivers open to salmon fishing, so anglers are encouraged to keep current by visiting the Fish and Game website for current Chinook seasons and rules.