We fish for steelhead below the Middle Fork of the Salmon River on the main part of the River. We catch a lot of cutthroat trout and we have released them. Is there a possibility we could keep one to have for dinner?
In the Salmon River below the Middle Fork, you can only keep trout with a clipped adipose fin. The cutthroat you are catching are wild and will have all their fins. Therefore, it would be illegal to keep wild cutthroat caught in that reach of the Salmon River.