CLEARWATER TRIBUNE HOME
November 1, 2012
harvest season ends this week
Salmon fishing in
will be over for the year when the fall Chinook harvest season on the Snake and
rivers ends Wednesday, Oct. 31.
The season opened Sept. 1, on
the Snake River between
and Hells Canyon Dam and, this year, in the lower
Clearwater River downstream of the U.S. Highway 12 Memorial Bridge in
As of Oct. 29, anglers in the
lower Clearwater River had caught 62 marked adults and 60 jacks fall Chinook
and caught and released 261 unmarked fish.
Anglers caught and kept 382
adults and 486 jacks in the
for a total of 868 fish. They released more than 3,355 unclipped fish.
Hatchery-origin fish are
marked with a clipped adipose fin.
Anglers in both rivers fished
a total of about 64,000 hours.
This year, almost 34,000 adult
fall Chinook and almost 21,700 jacks have crossed Lower Granite Dam, and many of
them returned to the