Salmon Season to Open Saturday on Parts of Idaho Rivers
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – It’s time to catch some salmon. Don’t believe it? The spring Chinook salmon fishing season will open this Saturday, April 23 on several Idaho waters.
Those that will open are the main-stem Clearwater, Middle Fork Clearwater, South Fork Clearwater, Lochsa, Lower Salmon and Little Salmon rivers. These areas will be open seven days a week.
According to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, the 2016 fisheries proposals were tailored to meet hatchery broodstock needs, focus fishing efforts in areas where hatchery fish are most abundant, and still allow fishing in river reaches that anglers have grown accustomed to fishing in recent years.
Anglers will be able to keep four fish per day from the South Fork Clearwater, Lower Salmon, Little Salmon and Snake River fisheries, according to the Fish and Game news release. Only two of the fish may be adults. The possession limit is 12 fish, of which six may be adults.
In the Clearwater Basin, except for the South Fork Clearwater River, limits are set at four fish per day, only one of which may be an adult. The possession limit in these parts of the Clearwater River drainage will be 12 fish, only three of which may be adults.