Will there be a Chinook salmon season this year in the Stanley area on the Salmon River? If so, when?
Yes, there will likely be a fishery on the Upper Salmon River in 2012. The returns back to the Sawtooth and Pahsimeroi hatcheries are not as large as originally forecasted and we have defered a decision on what river sections will be open. We are waiting until we have a better sense of the numbers of fish likely to be available for harvest based on PIT tag detections at Columbia and Snake River dams.Our Commission is meeting via teleconference on June 11 to decide on the locations, dates, and limits for the upper Salmon River fishery. Check our website for an announcement on the afternoon of the 11th.