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More Chinook coming to Boise River on Friday

Update:

Idaho Fish and Game will release another round of Chinook salmon into the Boise River on Friday.

Fish and Game expects to release around 150 jack salmon sometime after noon at the Glenwood, West ParkCenter, Barber Park and Americana release sites.

“This will make for some great fishing, as jacks are very feisty and make excellent table fare,” Sam Sharr, Fish and Game anadromous fisheries coordinator, said in a press release.

More info on fishing for Chinook in the original post below.

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Original post:

Idaho Fish and Game will release Chinook salmon into the Boise River on Friday — giving Boise-area anglers their annual shot at the prized fish.

The salmon will be released after noon at the Glenwood, West ParkCenter, Barber Park and Americana release sites. Parking is not available at Americana.

Fish and Game hopes to release 100 to 150 salmon.

Anglers need a fishing license and salmon permit for the Chinook salmon. The Boise River season will run June 21 to Aug. 30. Fishing is allowed 24 hours per day and barbless hooks aren’t required.

From Fish and Game: “Anglers will be allowed to keep two Chinook salmon per day, regardless of size. The possession limit will be six salmon, regardless of size. Jack salmon — those less than 24 inches — do not need to be carded but count towards your daily bag limit. Adult salmon — those 24 inches or longer — must be recorded on an angler’s salmon permit. Anglers are allowed to harvest 20 adult Chinook salmon statewide during 2016 salmon seasons occurring prior to Sept. 1.”

The opportunity to catch salmon in the Boise River will be contingent upon excess fish trapped at hatcheries and fish being available to release, Fish and Game said in a press release.

For a complete list of rules for Chinook fishing on the Boise River, pick up a rules brochure at any Fish and Game office. The brochure is also available online here.

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