Coho Salmon


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    Changes in fall Chinook Salmon rules

    Hi everybody.  Our Director recently signed a Closure Order that will make it illegal to harvest adult fall Chinook Salmon with an adipose fin in the Snake and Salmon rivers.  This change will take effect at 12:00 am on October 5, 2019. 

    The reason for this rule change is we are nearing the impacts we are allowed to have on wild adult fall Chinook Salmon in the Snake and Salmon rivers.  Restricting harvest to only those adult salmon with a clipped adipose fin will allow us to keep the season open longer. 

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    Coho salmon fishing now open on the Clearwater River

    Idaho Fish and Game Commission recently opened a coho salmon fishing season that will run until Oct. 13, or until further notice. Fishing is open on the Clearwater River from its mouth upstream to Memorial Bridge seven days per week, and from Memorial Bridge upstream to the confluence of the Middle Fork Clearwater and South Fork Clearwater rivers four days per week (Thursday through Sunday).

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    Clearwater weekly report on coho, steelhead and fall Chinook fishing. (10/17/17)

    Fishing in the Clearwater Region had a fairly significant increase this week with fall Chinook and the recent opening of coho and steelhead  for harvest.

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    Recently opened coho season opens the door for two state records

    Anglers should also note that although the catch-and-release record is wide open, they can keep any coho they catch, with or without an adipose fin, as long as they have a valid salmon permit.

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    Commission approves coho season starting Oct. 7

    This year’s return is modest, but enough to replenish hatcheries and provide a modest sport fishing harvest.

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    Fish and Game Commission to meet August 25 in Boise

    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet Friday, August 25 at Fish and Game’s Headquarters office, 600 S. Walnut in Boise.

    The meeting will be held in the Trophy Room starting at 11 a.m. MDT. Commissioners will set the 2017 Sage-grouse season, approve the fiscal 2019 budget, and hear reports about the Commission challenge grant, legislative proposals, and live-streaming or podcasting of future meetings.

  • Capturing Small Salmon and Steelhead on the North Fork Salmon River

    Beginning on July 1st 2015, the Salmon Region fisheries staff will operate a fish trap on the North Fork of the Salmon River. A fish trap captures small salmon and steelhead in streams and rivers. Once we capture fish, we place a tag in the fish that helps us track them throughout their life. Once we have tagged these fish we can follow these fish from their home in the North Fork Salmon River to the ocean and back again.


Coho Salmon

Oncorhynchus kisutch

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