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Fall Chinook Creel Update 10/09/12

October 9, 2012 - 10:35am -- idfg-vosborn

The Snake River creel section 3 (Couse Crk to Cache Crk) still has the best catch rates for Fall Chinook this past week. Section 5 of the Snake tailrace of Hells Canyon Dam has documented one hatchery jack harvested.   - Jaime Mills, Clearwater Fisheries Technician

Snake River Fall Chinook Sport Fishery Update for October 9, 2012      
                     
Snake River       Total  Total    Breakdown of salmon released  
  # Salmon Kept Salmon  Salmon ad-clipped  non ad-clipped   
  Adults Jacks Total Released Caught adults jacks adults jacks  
Sec 1 25 29 54 111 165 10 0 76 25  
Sec 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Sec 3 42 42 84 857 941 19 71 386 381  
Sec 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Sec 5 0 3 3 19 22 0 0 3 16  
Total 67 74 141 987 1128 29 71 465 422  
Snake R. Season Total 252 381 633 2208 2841 96 131 977 1004  
                     
  # Angler Hours Hours/Fish          
  Boat Bank Total caught kept          
Sec 1 2610 0 2610 16 48          
Sec 2 391 0 391 - -          
Sec 3 3518 781 4299 5 51          
Sec 4 0 0 0 - -          
Sec 5 54 679 733 33 244          
Total 6573 1460 8033 7 57          
Snake R. Season Total 28841 2042 30883 11 49          
Section Descriptions:
Section 1:  ID/WA State line (rm 139.3) upstream to US Highway 12 Bridge (rm 139.5)
Section 2: US Highway 12 Bridge upstream to Couse Creek boat ramp (rm 157.6)
Section 3: Couse Creek boat ramp upstream to OR/WA border (rm 176)
Section 4: OR/WA border upstream to Sheep Creek (rm 229.5)
Section 5: Sheep Creek upstream to Hells Canyon Dam (rm 247)
                     
Clearwater River     Total  Total    Breakdown of salmon released  
  # Salmon Kept Salmon  Salmon ad-clipped  non ad-clipped   
  Adults Jacks Total Released Caught adults jacks adults jacks  
Sec 1 19 4 23 64 87 0 9 32 23  
Total 19 4 23 64 87 0 9 32 23  
Snake R. Season Total 62 60 122 214 336 6 20 103 85  
                     
  # Angler Hours Hours/Fish          
  Boat Bank Total caught kept          
Sec 1 2131 167 2298 26 100          
Total 2131 167 2298 26 100          
Snake R. Season Total 10496 1427 11923 35 98          
Section 1: Confluence with the Snake River upstream to US Highway 12 Memorial Bridge (rm 1.7)