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Chinook meetings coming up; one Feb. 23 in Riggins

Anglers are encouraged to attend one of three public meetings to help develop the 2016 spring chinook salmon rules in the Clearwater Region (Clearwater, Snake, lower Salmon, and Little Salmon rivers).

During this meeting, free pizza and refreshments will be provided, and biologists will discuss what we learned from last year’s chinook salmon season and what could be done differently in the future. As always, input from anglers is important to help ensure the chinook salmon run is managed in a manner that is most satisfying to all who participate in this amazing fishery.

In addition to this, biologists will also give a few short presentations on topics we know anglers are interested in, such as: “What do we want our chinook salmon fisheries to look like in the future?” “What are we doing to increase the size of Clearwater River steelhead?” and “Are anglers having an impact on steelhead when they hold them out of the water?”

Pizza will be served at 5:30 p.m., and presentations will begin shortly after. The meeting will continue until all angler comments are collected and/or addressed. In the past, these meetings have lasted two hours.

The meeting locations and dates are as follows: Feb. 22 at the IDFG Clearwater Hatchery in Orofino, located northwest of Ahsahka Bridge; Feb. 23 (5:30 p.m. MT) at Salmon Rapids Lodge in Riggins; Feb. 24 at the IDFG Office in Lewiston.


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