The summer chinook fishing season opens Saturday, June 23, on sections of the South Fork of the Salmon and Upper Salmon rivers and continues until further notice. Here are details from Idaho Fish and Game:
SOUTH FORK SALMON
Fishing is open on the lower river from the bridge on the Lick Creek/East Fork South Fork Road, where it crosses just upstream of the confluence with the East Fork South Fork Salmon River, upstream about 18 river miles to the Blackmare Creek pack bridge, accessible from the trailhead at Poverty Flat campground. The upper river from Blackmare Creek pack bridge, upstream about 17 river miles south to a posted boundary about 100 yards downstream from the Fish and Games South Fork Salmon River weir and trap.
UPPER SALMON RIVER
In the Stanley area, fishing will be open from the Idaho 75 Salmon River bridge, about 250 yards upstream of the mouth of the East Fork Salmon River upstream to the posted boundary about 100 yards downstream of the weir and trap at Sawtooth Hatchery, south of Stanley.
Fishing hours on the South Fork, from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Upper Salmon, from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Daily bag limits, four chinook, two of which may be adults; possession limit, 12 chinook, no more than six may be adults.
The Payette National Forest says the South Fork Salmon River Road will be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, June 18, to Wednesday, June 20, to repair two failing culverts underneath the roadway. The work is being done at around miles 8 and 12.5.
Cleanup work on the projects might cause additional short delays through Friday, June 22.