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August 29, 2013

Fall Chinook season opens Sept. 1

   A fall Chinook salmon fishing season on parts of the Snake, Clearwater and Salmon rivers opens Sunday, Sept. 1.

   The Clearwater River, from its mouth upstream to Memorial Bridge in Lewiston; and the Salmon River, from its mouth upstream about three-fourths of a mile to Eye of the Needle Rapids, will be open from Sept. 1 until further notice or Oct. 31, whichever comes first.

   The Snake River, from the Washington-Idaho border upstream to Cliff Mountain Rapids, a little less than a mile downstream of Hells Canyon Dam, will be open from Sept. 1 until further notice or Oct. 31, and the section from Cliff Mountain Rapids to Hells Canyon Dam, will be open from Sept. 1 until further notice or Nov. 17.

   The daily bag limit is six adult Chinook salmon, the possession limit is 18 adult Chinook, and there is no season limit on adult Chinook. Only adipose-fin-clipped salmon may be kept.

   Only adult Chinook must be recorded on the angler's salmon permit. There are no limits on jacks, but anglers must have a valid Idaho fishing license and salmon permit to fish for salmon. Anglers who fill their salmon permit must purchase an additional permit before continuing to fish for salmon.

   For additional information please consult the 2013 fishing rules and seasons brochure, available at all license vendors, Fish and Game offices and online at: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/fish/?getPage=110.