Salmon fishing in Idaho will be over for the year when the fall
Chinook harvest season on the Snake and Clearwater rivers ends
Monday, October 31.
The season opened September 1 on the Snake River between
Lewiston and Hells Canyon Dam and, this year, in the lower
Clearwater River downstream of the U.S. Highway 12 Memorial Bridge
As of October 24, anglers had caught 15 marked adults and 19
jacks and caught and released 51 unmarked fish in the lower
Clearwater River. They caught and kept 151 adults and 375 jacks in
the Snake River, for a total of 560 fish.
Hatchery-origin fish are marked with a clipped adipose fin.
This year, more than 25,000 fall adult and 19,000 jack Chinook
salmon crossed Lower Granite Dam.