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Chinook Salmon

Thursday, July 30, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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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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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?
Sunday May. 31, 2015
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Q: Chinook Salmon juvenile or adult?
Tuesday May. 26, 2015
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Q: South fork salmon river quota ?
Friday May. 8, 2015
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Q: Chinook hatchery returns?
Thursday May. 7, 2015
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Q: Landlocked chinook salmon catch limit?

Have Questions?

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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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