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Chinook Salmon

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 

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: Starting in 2013, when you purchase a nonresident hunting license, it includes a 3-day fishing license. It does not include a salmon or steelhead permit.

  • 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 steelhead can also be used for salmon fishing.

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How did the salmon get here?

Questions & Answers 
Thursday Jul. 17, 2014
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Q: Non-resident fishing w/o license.?
Wednesday Jul. 16, 2014
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Q: Salmon Catching?
Sunday Jul. 13, 2014
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Q: How can I find an alpine cirque lake with a natural (non-human introduced) and native trout population?
Sunday Jul. 13, 2014
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Q: Why are steelhead given away at the hatcheries, but salmon are not?
Saturday Jul. 12, 2014
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Q: Bowfishing?
Friday Jul. 11, 2014
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Q: What is the forecast for the closing of the Upper Salmon?
Wednesday Jul. 9, 2014
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Q: Wild fish?
Tuesday Jul. 8, 2014
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Q: Why such an early close date on the South Fork of the Salmon?
Monday Jul. 7, 2014
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Q: Free fishing day?
Sunday Jul. 6, 2014
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Q: Fishing at Deadwood?
Sunday Jul. 6, 2014
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Q: Chinook / steelhead?

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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 8, 2014 
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