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JULY 8, 2010
July 8, 2010
Chinook salmon season not over yet
By Ed Mitchell, IDFG
For the first time in decades, most of the places anglers can fish for Chinook salmon were still open for the Fourth of July weekend, and fishing is still in high gear on the SF Clearwater and Salmon rivers.
Upper - From the Orofino Bridge upstream to the South Fork Clearwater River.
From its mouth to the confluence of the American and Red rivers.
From the South Fork upstream to the confluence of the Lochsa and Selway rivers.
From its mouth to the Twin Bridges immediately upstream from the confluence of Crooked Fork and Colt Killed creeks. The daily limit is three salmon per day, no more than one of which may be an adult; the possession limit is nine, no more than three may be adults.
On the Clearwater and Lochsa rivers, the daily limit is three salmon per day, no more than one of which may be an adult; the possession limit is nine, no more than three may be adults.
From the Dug Bar boat ramp upstream to Hells Canyon Dam. The daily limit is four salmon per day, no more than two of which may be adults; the possession limit is 12 salmon, no more than six may be adults.
Ellis Area - From the cable car crossing at the USGS flow gauging station about 150 yards downstream of Island Park in Salmon, upstream to the posted boundary about 20 yards above the mouth of the Pahsimeroi River in Ellis.
Lower - from the U.S. Forest
Service bridge on Forest Service Road 48 - East Fork South Fork Road-Lick Creek
Road - that crosses just upstream from the confluence with the East Fork South
Fork Salmon River - upstream about 16 miles to a posted boundary about one mile
upstream from Fourmile Campground. (About two miles downstream from Poverty Flat
Upper - from a posted boundary about one mile from Fourmile Campground, upstream about 17 miles to a posted boundary about 100 yards downstream from the Idaho Fish and Game South Fork Salmon River weir and trap.
Pine Bar - From the Rice Creek Bridge upstream to the posted boundary about 200 yards downstream of the Hammer Creek boat ramp. This is a new section added this year.
Hammer Creek - From a posted boundary about 200 yards downstream from the Hammer Creek boat ramp upstream to the U.S. Highway 95 Time Zone Bridge.
Park Hole - From the Time Zone Bridge upstream to a posted boundary at the mouth of Short's Creek, about 1.4 miles upstream of the mouth of the Little Salmon River.
Vinegar Creek - From posted boundary at the mouth of Shorts' Creek upstream to the uppermost boat ramp at Vinegar Creek. The daily limit is five salmon, only three of which may be adults; the possession limit is 15, only nine may be adults.
Lower - From the mouth to a
posted boundary about 200 yards upstream of the mouth of the
Upper - from the posted
boundary about 200 yards upstream of the
On the Salmon and Little Salmon rivers, the daily limit is five Chinook salmon, only three of which may be adults, and the possession limit is 15 Chinook only nine of which may be adults. Adult Chinook salmon are 24 inches or more long, jacks are less than 24 inches in length.
The Idaho Fish and Game
Commission approved a proposed Chinook salmon harvest season in the
The daily limit is two
Chinook, regardless of size, and the possession limit is six Chinook regardless
of size. Please see Chinook Salmon Seasons and Rules for the
Chinook salmon anglers may use
only barbless hooks, except on the
The statewide annual limit is 40 adult Chinook salmon.
When the limit of adults is caught and kept, the angler must stop fishing for salmon - including catch-and-release. Only Chinook with a clipped adipose fin, evidenced by a healed scar, may be kept.
For additional rules and restrictions, please refer to the 2010 Chinook Salmon Seasons and Rules, available at Fish and Game offices and license vendors or online at: http://fish andgame.idaho.gov/cms/fish/ rules/chinook_seasons/.
All salmon anglers 14 years
old and older must have a 2010
For an interactive map of open Chinook salmon seasons click here: http://fishandgame.idaho .gov/cms/fish/rules/chinook_seasons/Salmon_SeasonInfo_2010.html.
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