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Lower Clearwater River salmon season closes

Chinook salmon harvest on the Lower Clearwater River was closed at the end of fishing hours (8:30 p.m.) on Friday, May 16. The closed section extends from the Camas Prairie Railroad Bridge near Lewiston upstream to the Cherry Lane Bridge.

The harvest quota for adult chinook salmon was met in this river section.

Anglers may continue to fish for jack chinook salmon on this river section. Jack salmon are defined as less than 24 inches in length. Anglers may keep four chinook jacks with a clipped adipose fin per day. Any adult salmon (24 inches or longer) caught in this river section must be immediately released.

Chinook salmon seasons continue on the Clearwater River upstream from the Cherry Lane Bridge and the North Fork Clearwater; as well as the Lower Salmon River, the Little Salmon River and the Lochsa River.

Details are available online at fishandgame.idaho.gov/fish/

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Upper Salmon season set

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has approved fisheries for 2014 on the South Fork Salmon River and the Upper Salmon River. The decision was made at the regular commission meeting on May 15 in Lewiston.

Seasons will open on June 21 on both rivers.

Limits on both rivers will be four fish per day. Only two of those fish may be adults. The possession limit will be 12 fish. Only six of those fish may be adults. The season limit for spring/summer chinook salmon in Idaho is 20 adult salmon. The season limit applies to all chinook salmon fisheries before Sept. 1. Any angler who has recorded 20 spring/summer chinook salmon on a permit must discontinue fishing regardless of where those fish were harvested.

Details on salmon fishing seasons and rules are online at fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/fish/?getPage=110.

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