Press Release

F&G announces restrictions on harvest of unclipped Chinook on the Snake and Salmon rivers

Change takes effect Oct. 5 and will remain until the fishing season closes

Starting Oct. 5, Idaho Fish and Game will end harvest of unclipped adult fall Chinook salmon on the Snake and Salmon rivers to protect naturally spawning populations. Anglers on those rivers can continue to harvest adult Chinook with a clipped adipose fin and clipped or unclipped "Jack" Chinook less than 24-inches long. 

This rule does not affect the Chinook fishing season on the Clearwater River. Get more information on the Chinook seasons and rules webpage

To learn more about current Chinook, coho and steelhead fishing opportunities, see an update and summary from Clearwater Regional Fisheries Manager Joe Dupont