Salmon fishing last summer was fantastic. Are we going to be able to fish for chinook again this year?


Currently, salmon biologists are anticipating enough hatchery chinook salmon will return to Idaho to allow fishing again. Seasons, limits, and open fishing areas will not be determined until more information is available. However, we anticipate enough fish for seasons on the Clearwater River, Little Salmon River, and the South Fork Salmon River this year. More information is needed before we can make a decision on the Snake River, Lower Salmon River, and Clearwater River tributaries. The Department will make their recommendations to the Fish and Game Commission by mid-April for the spring chinook seasons.

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Monday, February 18, 2002 - 5:00 PM MST