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Lochsa River summer chinook salmon fishing season set to open June 23

Chinook fishing seasons on the Lochsa River as well as South Fork of the Salmon and Upper Salmon rivers are set to open June 23.

Rules include: Fishing open seven days per week and bag limits for Lochsa River, four per day, of which only one may be an adult. Possession limit is 12, of which only three may be adults.

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

Closing date will be as ordered by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game director.

Unlike the spring fish that returned late, the summer run appears to be running on time.

The Lochsa River run is predicted to be 610 fish, which would leave about 100 fish for the sport harvest share.

Rivers are also dropping and fishing conditions could be prime, so anglers should be ready to fish when the season opens because the harvest share could quickly be caught.


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