Idaho Fish and Game has closed salmon fishing effectively immediately on the Upper Salmon River to protect wild Chinook salmon. Effects on wild Chinook salmon from catch-and-release impacts of non-tribal fisheries and direct harvest by tribal fisheries have met the allowable take approved through Endangered Species Act authorizations.
Chinook fishing is closed from the South Butte boat ramp upstream to the posted boundary about 100 yards below the Sawtooth Hatchery.
Officials from the tribes involved in the Upper Salmon River fishery have also said they intend to close tribal fishing in the area.
Fish and Game commissioners will consider a fall Chinook fishing season at their upcoming meeting July 22-23 in Idaho Falls.
While both spring and summer Chinook runs were below average, the forecast is brighter for fall Chinook with about 15,000 expected to return to Idaho, which could provide more fishing opportunity in the Lower Snake, Lower Salmon and Clearwater rivers.
When they know they are being recorded…
Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 7.5.22
Great Falls Hooked on Fishing, Not Drugs Camp Walleye, August 13-14
Mountain lion encounter in South Dakota
Patriotic bass celebrates the Fourth of July with red, white & blue lure
A very patriotic rod!
Fourth of July Fishing…AMERICA
Fireworks! It’s Independence Day!
JIGS CATCH PIGS!!!
By Montana Grant
MADISON RIVER USERS!!!
4th of July Fun – Listen to Last Weeks Show
By Kamp Cook
Montana Fishing Reports for 7/2/22
FISHING WITH GG!!!
BIG SKY PIE!!!
5 Gorgeous Montana Butterflies
By Krawdaddy Jones
Another dumb tourist selfie video
Brett French presents: Endurance Runner’s Fall Nearly Proves Fatal after Trekking Pole Stabs Leg
Join the Captain and Crew during Catchin the Big Ones
Man chased by mountain lion roars
2nd tourist gored by bison in YNP in 3 days
By Moosetrack Megan
ELK REGULATIONS THREATENED!!!
90 year-old woman fends off bear with chair
GOOD and BAD CAMPING IDEAS!!!
PERCH POO POO PARTY!!!