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Chinook fishing closes on Lower Salmon River

Chinook fishing on the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River to close July 28th
Posted at 6:36 AM, Jun 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-18 08:36:19-04

Idaho Fish and Game has closed the Chinook salmon fishing season on the Lower Salmon River. Starting Saturday, June 20, the Little Salmon River will also see the end of fishing hours.

Fish and Game previously closed the Chinook salmon fishing season on the section of the Lower Salmon River from Rice Creek Bridge upstream to the Hammer Creek boat ramp on June 10.

The closure on the Lower Salmon is intended to protect Chinook salmon broodstock returning to hatcheries in the South Fork Salmon and Upper Salmon Rivers, and the harvest objective in the Little Salmon River is expected to be met by the end of fishing hours this weekend.

For more detailed information about spring Chinook salmon fishing and the closures, click here.

Starting June 26, there will be additional Chinook salmon fishing opportunity on the Upper Salmon River, as Fish and Game Commissioners just approved a summer Chinook season.

For more information about Chinook fishing and full seasons and rules, click here.