Do I need to record salmon I keep that are less than 24 inches on my permit?


No. Anglers need to record only adult salmon 24 inches or longer on their permit. Though salmon less than 24 inches, known as jack salmon, need not be recorded on the angler's permit and do not count as part of the season limit of 20 adult salmon, they do count as part of the daily and possession limit. On the lower Salmon River at Riggins, for example, the daily bag limit is six salmon per day, but only two may be adults. Any jacks caught on the lower Salmon count as part of the limit of six salmon per day. Any adult salmon caught count as part of the two-fish daily limit for adults and along with the jacks, as part of the six-fish total for the day.

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Sunday, June 19, 2011 - 6:00 PM MDT