Friday, January 27th, 2023
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ID: Ask Fish and Game: Recording salmon catch

Q. Do I need to record salmon I keep that are less than 24
inches on my permit?

A. No. Anglers need to record only adult salmon 24 inches or
longer on their permit. Though salmon less than 24 inches, known as
jack salmon, need not be recorded on the angler’s permit and do not
count as part of the season limit of 20 adult salmon, they do count
as part of the daily and possession limit. On the lower Salmon
River at Riggins, for example, the daily bag limit is six salmon
per day, but only two may be adults. Any jacks caught on the lower
Salmon count as part of the limit of six salmon per day. Any adult
salmon caught count as part of the two-fish daily limit for adults
and along with the jacks, as part of the six-fish total for the


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