Press Release

Chinook Salmon Return to Boise River

To expand opportunity for anglers to fish for one of Idaho's most prized game fish, Idaho Fish and Game will be releasing Chinook salmon into the Boise River on July 2nd.

The salmon will be released sometime after noon at the Glenwood Bridge, the Americana Bridge and Barber Park locations only.

Any angler wishing to harvest Chinook salmon from the Boise River must possess a valid Idaho fishing license and a salmon permit. Anglers will be allowed to keep 2 Chinook salmon per day, regardless of size. The possession limit will be 6 Chinook salmon, regardless of size. Jack salmon (those less than 24 inches) must be included in those limits. Adult salmon (those 24 inches or longer) must be recorded on an angler's salmon permit.

For a complete list of rules for Chinook fishing on the Boise River, pick up a rules brochure at any Fish and Game office. The brochure is also available online at: