Press Release

Spring/summer Chinook seasons end, but fall Chinook starts Aug. 18

Boise River chinook fishing remains open, but all remaining spring/summer seasons close Aug. 12

Idaho Fish and Game announced Tuesday, Aug. 7 that all remaining Chinook salmon fisheries on the Snake, Clearwater, South Fork Clearwater, Middle Fork Clearwater and Upper Salmon rivers will close at the end of fishing hours on Aug. 12 to protect hatchery broodstock and naturally spawning fish. 

The Boise River remains open to Chinook fishing, and the fall Chinook seasons will open on Aug. 18. 

The following areas will open to fishing for fall Chinook:

Snake River: from the Washington/Idaho border upstream to Hells Canyon Dam.

Clearwater River: from its mouth upstream to Memorial Bridge

Salmon River: from its mouth upstream approximately three-fourths of a mile to Eye of the Needle Rapids

Here are more details about the fall Chinook season.