Upper Salmon River Chinook Report from Greg Schoby/IDFG
By angelamontana


All,

Chinook fishing on the upper Salmon River from Ellis downstream to the Colston Corner boat ramp remains open, although the fishing has been difficult.  Angler effort and catch rates dropped a bit.  For the ~2.5 weeks the season has been open in this stretch, anglers have harvest an estimated 51 adult Chinook and 13 jacks, for a season total of 64 fish. See table below from Jon Hansen and Brent Beller for harvest, effort and catch rate info.

Pahsimeroi hatchery continues to trap Chinook but the numbers are slowing down a bit (see below). To date, 793 hatchery Chinook salmon have been trapped at the Pahsimeroi.

# of Chinook trapped
Date Adult Jack/jill Total
7/23/2018 27 5 32
7/20/2018 32 3 35
7/18/2018 38 3 41
7/16/2018 55 8 63
7/13/2018 28 5 33
7/12/2018 29 1 30
7/11/2018 97 10 107
7/9/2018 95 10 105
7/6/2018 32 1 33
7/5/2018 57 6 63
7/3/2018 26 2 28
7/2/2018 76 5 81
6/29/2018 40 5 45
6/27/2018 10 1 11
6/26/2018 32 2 34
6/25/2018 34 2 36
6/22/2018 5 0 5
6/21/2018 8 0 8
6/19/2018 2 1 3
Totals 723 70 793
   

There’s still some fish that will keep trickling in to the Pahsimeroi so best of luck to those of you that are able to get on the water!






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