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Chinook Salmon

Friday, September 4, 2015 

 
Licenses and Salmon Permits
Fishing for salmon in Idaho requires a fishing license and a permit. Licenses can be purchased at Fish and Game offices, license vendors and online.

Resident
  • Fishing License - $25.75
  • Junior License (14-17 years) - $13.75
  • Salmon Permit - $12.75

Note to Nonresidents: When you purchase a nonresident hunting license, it includes a 3-day fishing license. Salmon or steelhead permit sold separately.

Nonresident
  • Fishing License - $98.25
  • Junior Fishing License -$21.75
  • Salmon Permit - $25.75
  • 3-day Salmon License and Permit - $37.50
 
Many of the techniques used to fish for salmon can also be used for steelhead fishing.

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How did the salmon get here?

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Saturday Aug. 29, 2015
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Q: Steelhead Salmon Rules Defined?
Tuesday Aug. 25, 2015
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Q: Coho or Chinook in Anderson Ranch?
Friday Aug. 14, 2015
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Q: Coho salmon season in Idaho.?
Monday Jul. 27, 2015
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Q: Salmon on the Middlefork Salmon River?
Thursday Jun. 25, 2015
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Q: How often will salmon be dropped into boise river?
Friday Jun. 19, 2015
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Q: CATCH AND RELEASE.?
Wednesday Jun. 17, 2015
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Q: Eating wild pacific chinook salmon?
Wednesday Jun. 17, 2015
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Q: South fork salmon river quota ?
Sunday Jun. 7, 2015
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Q: Is the salmon fishing good on the little salmon/rapid river in Riggins?
Wednesday Jun. 3, 2015
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Q: 2nd salmon permit?
Tuesday Jun. 2, 2015
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Q: Expected hatchery salmon returns Pahsimeroi hatchery 2015?
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Dani and JP with salmon

Huge driftboat Chinook

 
Patterson and a big Clearwater River fish

Scott's Salmon River Chinook

 
Joe's South Fork salmon

Eric's Salmon River prize

Last Updated: July 6, 2015 
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