Upper Salmon River Chinook update – 6/29/18
By angelamontana

Posted: June 29, 2018

We just received a message from Greg Schoby with Idaho Fish & Game–yahoo!


I’m happy to announce that this a.m. the IDFG Commission approved the proposed Chinook season on the Upper Salmon River from the posted boundary at the Colston Corner boat ramp (~6.5 miles downstream of Ellis, ID), upstream to the posted boundary approximately 50 yards above the mouth of the Pahsimeroi River at Ellis.

This section of the Salmon River will open to Chinook fishing on July 7, 2018Fishing hours are 5:30 am to 10:00 pm (MDT) and bag and possession limits are:

  • Daily = Four (4) Chinook Salmon, only two (2) of which may be adults.

  • Possession = Twelve (12) Chinook Salmon, only six (6) of which may be adults.

A full press release as well as rules will be posted on the IDFG website soon.

Currently, we are anticipating a harvest share of ~300 fish for this section of the fishery.

Thanks everyone and good luck out there!


(photo via Idaho Fish & Game)
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