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Commission to consider chinook salmon seasons



Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet today, June 6, via conference call.

The board will consider changing the current chinook salmon fishing rules for the Lower Salmon and Little Salmon rivers and setting chinook fishing seasons on the South Fork of the Salmon, Upper Salmon and Lochsa rivers.

Proposed changes to the Lower Salmon and Little Salmon rivers include:

Changing the fishing days to Thursday through Sunday on the Lower Salmon and Little Salmon rivers starting June 9.

Changing the bag limit to four chinook per day, only one of which may be an adult, and the possession limit to 12, of which only three may be adults.

Closing on June 8 the Lower Salmon River from the Rice Creek bridge upstream to the southernmost of the Twin Bridges that cross the Salmon River.

Closing on June 8 the stretch of the Lower Salmon River from mouth of Shorts Creek upstream to the boat ramp at Vinegar Creek.

Season proposals for the Upper Salmon River, South Fork of the Salmon River and Lochsa River include:

Opening date June 23, closing date as ordered by Director of Fish and Game.

Fishing open seven days per week.

Bag limits for South Fork of Salmon and Upper Salmon, four per day, of which only two may be adults, and 12 in possession of which six may be adults.

Bag limits for Lochsa River, four per day, of which only one may be an adult, and 12 in possession of which only three may be adults.

Anglers may retain chinook salmon with an intact adipose fin from the Lochsa River.



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