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January 23, 2014
Forecast looks good for Chinook salmon season
If the Chinook salmon returns
for 2014 hold up to the early forecast, anglers could anticipate fisheries
similar to those opened in 2008 and 2009. In those years, fisheries were opened
"The forecast suggests a return that's larger than last year," Idaho Fish and Game Anadromous Fish Manager Pete Hassemer told the Idaho Fish and Game Commission Thursday, Jan. 16.
"The fish are still out in the
Northwest fish managers
estimate that more than 227,000 spring Chinook salmon bound for waters upstream
of Bonneville Dam will enter the
Of those fish predicted at the
Last year, only about 25,500
hatchery spring and summer Chinook salmon returned to the same
It's too soon to tell just how
many fish will actually show up, and what any fishing seasons might look like.
In years past, Chinook seasons have opened in late April.