Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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Two reaches of the upper Salmon River - the Ellis and Stanley areas - will close to Chinook salmon harvest at the end of fishing Sunday, August 5.
As previously announced, the Clearwater River main stem, the North Fork, Middle Fork and South Fork Clearwater and the Snake River downstream of Hells Canyon Dam also will close to Chinook salmon fishing at the end of fishing Sunday.
The South Fork Salmon River closed July 19. And the Lower Salmon River and the Little Salmon River closed July 15.
That means all spring and summer Chinook seasons will be closed after Sunday.
The 2012 fall Chinook salmon harvest season opens September 1 in the Snake River below Hells Canyon Dam and the lower Clearwater River downstream of the U.S. Highway 12 Memorial Bridge in Lewiston.
For addition information about salmon fishing in Idaho, visit the Idaho Fish and Game website: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov, or pick up the 2012 fishing seasons and rules brochure available at all license vendors.