Press Release

Chinook seasons to close on Lower Salmon and section of Upper Salmon

River sections close the end of fishing hours July 2

To minimize fishery impacts on the hatchery and natural origin fish destined to spawning areas and hatchery facilities in the Salmon River Basis upstream of the Little Salmon River, Idaho Fish and Game will close fishing for Chinook salmon in two river sections of the Salmon River effective the end of fishing hours July 2, 2017. River sections to close are:

Lower Salmon River - from the Highway 95 Time Zone Bridge upstream to a posted boundary at the mouth of Short’s Creek.

Upper Salmon River - from the Highway 93 bridge 0.3 miles south of the junction of Highway 93 and Highway 75 upstream to the posted boundary upstream of the mouth of Valley Creek.

Chinook fishing continues in the section of the upper Salmon River from the posted boundary upstream of the mouth of Valley Creek near Stanley to a posted boundary 100 yards below the weir and trap at the Sawtooth Hatchery. Seasons also continue in the Little Salmon, Lochsa, and Snake rivers.

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