South Fork Salmon and upper Salmon rivers' chinook season opens June 21

Boise - The Idaho StatesmanMay 16, 2014 

Chinook salmon anglers will have lots of water to fish this year.


— The Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved fishing seasons on the South Fork from the bridge on Forest Service Road 48 (Lick Creek Road) upstream approximately 32 river miles to a posted boundary 100 yards downstream from F&G's weir. Fishing hours will be 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Upper Salmon River will be open from a posted boundary 100 yards upstream from the mouth of the North Fork Salmon River to a posted boundary 100 yards downstream from F&G's weir at Sawtooth Hatchery south of Stanley. Fishing hours on the Upper Salmon River will be from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Limits on both rivers will be four fish per day. Only two of those fish may be adults. The possession limit will be 12 fish. Only six of those fish may be adults. The season limit for spring/summer chinook salmon in Idaho is 20 adult salmon. The season limit applies to all chinook salmon fisheries before Sept. 1. Any angler who has recorded 20 spring/summer chinook salmon on a permit must discontinue fishing regardless of where those fish were harvested.

For more information on salmon fishing seasons and rules, visit the Fish and Game website at

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