Chinook fishing on the upper Salmon River closed at the end of fishing on Sunday, July 27th.
During the previous week, anglers in location codes 16 and 17 averaged 45 hours per Chinook caught and 84 hours per Chinook kept. Upstream, in location code 18, anglers did not report harvesting a Chinook and averaged 70 hours per Chinook caught. For the season, an estimated 79 adult Chinook were harvested out of location codes 16 and 17 and an estimated 529 adult Chinook were harvested out of location codes 18 and 19.
This is the last weekly report for the upper Salmon River Chinook season. Our weekend steelhead reports will begin Monday, October 6th. - Brent Beller, Salmon Region Fishery Technician