I was told that if you held a steelhead permit that would also include the chinook salmon in the Boise river. Is that correct?
What you've heard is a fish-story. Only a salmon permit can be used to fish for and keep Chinook salmon from the Boise River.
Don't throw away your steelhead permit you bought this spring. If we stock steelhead in the Boise River around Thanksgiving time, it will be good for those stocked fish.