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Do bass on the Salmon River have to be 12" to be kept?

I just noticed in the new 2013-2015 fishing regs that bass are not listed as any size can be kept on the Salmon River anymore. Has the rule changed or is this an error in the regs?

Answer

Where the Salmon River flows through the Clearwater and Salmon Region, there is no length limit on bass and you can harvest a maximum of 6 per day.  Where the Salmon River flows through the Southwest Region (mouth of Little Salmon upstream to the mouth of the Middle Fork Salmon River) there is currently a 12" minimum on harvested bass and you can keep 6 large or smallmouth.

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