Upper Salmon River Chinook Fishery Update 7/20/17
By angelamontana


Below is the latest update on the upper Salmon River Chinook fishery.
Through this past weekend (7/16), angler effort and catch increased considerably, along with number of adult Chinook being trapped at the Sawtooth Hatchery weir. Anglers harvested 43 adult chinook salmon and 48 jack chinook salmon, while effort increased to 1842 hours. Hours per chinook caught was 14, while hours per fish kept was 20.Salmon River Trap Sawtooth FH
Date    Count
7/19/2017       99
7/18/2017       166
7/17/2017       141
7/16/2017       140
7/15/2017       194
7/14/2017       148
7/13/2017       108
7/12/2017       95
7/11/2017       50
7/10/2017       35
7/9/2017        9
7/6/2017        2
7/5/2017        1
7/3/2017        1
River conditions continue to drop, and although higher than average, remain fishable.

Additional PIT tagged Chinook have crossed Lower Granite Dam, pushing our harvest share up to 375 adult Chinook Salmon.

Good luck to all those getting out on the water this weekend!

(Report by Greg Schoby – Idaho Fish & Game)





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