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Fall Chinook Update on Clearwater and Snake Rivers 10/02/12

October 5, 2012 - 3:19pm -- idfg-vosborn

Section 3 of the Snake River (Couse Crk –Cache Crk) had great catch rates this week and the highest amount of adults and jacks harvested. The guides are hitting Heller Bar hard and bringing in a lot of jacks this past week. Almost every Chinook that our clerks have been able to get their hands on has beeped positive for coded wire. We also saw a left opercule punch on a jack up at Heller Bar. I have not yet received Section 5 data, but as soon as I do I will get it out to everyone. - Jaime Mills, Clearwater Fisheries Technician

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 21 21 42 54 96 0 0 46 8  
Sec 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Sec 3 56 162 218 792 1010 15 52 288 437  
Sec 4 0 44 44 73 117 0 0 0 73  
Sec 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Total 77 227 304 919 1223 15 52 334 518  
Snake R. Season Total 185 307 492 1221 1713 67 60 512 582  
                     
    # Angler Hours Hours/Fish        
    Boat Bank Total caught kept        
Sec 1   2405 0 2405 25 57        
Sec 2   366 0 366 - -        
Sec 3   2784 299 3083 3 14        
Sec 4   360 0 360 3 8        
Sec 5   0 0 0 - -        
Total   5915 299 6214 5 20        
Snake R. Season Total   22239 399 22638 13 46        
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 25 35 60 99 159 6 11 38 44  
Total 25 35 60 99 159 6 11 38 44  
Snake R. Season Total 43 56 99 150 249 6 11 71 62  
                     
  # Angler Hours Hours/Fish          
  Boat Bank Total caught kept          
Sec 1 3010 382 3392 21 57          
Total 3010 382 3392 21 57          
Snake R. Season Total 8365 1260 9625 39 97          
Section 1: Confluence with the Snake River upstream to US Highway 12 Memorial Bridge (rm 1.7)