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November 3, 2011
By Niels Nokkentved, IDFG
Salmon fishing in
As of Oct. 23, anglers had caught 16 marked adults and 19
jacks and caught and released 69 unmarked fish in the lower
Hatchery-origin fish are marked with a clipped adipose fin.
This year, more than 25,000 fall adult and 19,000 jack Chinook salmon crossed Lower Granite Dam.
Though the fall Chinook season has closed in
The steelhead harvest season is open on the
The steelhead limit on the Snake, Salmon and Little Salmon
is three per day and nine in possession. The limit on the
Anglers must have a valid
In the boundary waters on the
For more information on steelhead fishing in
Waters open for steelhead harvest are:
§ North Fork Clearwater River from its mouth upstream to Dworshak Dam. Closures: Fishing from the shoreline or wading along the perimeter of Dworshak National Fish Hatchery is prohibited. Fishing from any watercraft or wading is prohibited between the posted lines about 150 yards upstream from the mouth of the North Fork Clearwater River and the Ahsahka Highway 7 Bridge. When fishing from the Ahsahka Highway 7 Bridge, it is unlawful to take any fish downstream of the railroad bridge. Fishing from the railroad bridge is prohibited.
§ South Fork Clearwater River from its mouth upstream to the confluence of American and Red rivers.
§ The fall steelhead season ends Dec. 31.
New rules that took effect Aug. 1 allow anglers to transport anadromous salmon and steelhead without the head and tail attached - but only under a number of conditions:
× The fish must be recorded on the angler's salmon or steelhead permit.
× The processed fish must have the skin attached, including the portion with a healed, clipped adipose fin scar.
× It must be packaged in a way that the number of harvested fish can be determined.
× The fish must be processed ashore when the angler is done fishing for the day.
× No processed salmon or steelhead may be transported by boat.
× No jack salmon may be processed in the field.
× Processed salmon or steelhead count toward an angler's possession limit while in the field or in transit.
For additional information please consult the 2011-2012 fishing rules and seasons brochure, available at all license vendors, Fish and Game offices and online at: http://fishand game.idaho.gov/public/fish/rules/steelhead.pdf.
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