Idaho Fish and GameIDFG Logo
IDFG Regions
Region 1 - PanhandleRegion 2 - ClearwaterRegion 3 - SouthwestRegion 4 - Magic ValleyRegion 5 - SoutheastRegion 6 - Upper Snake Region 7 - SalmonView list of all Regions

So out of the 80,000 approximate chinook crossing Lower Granite this spring/summer how many of those are headed to Idaho fisheries? How many of them return to the Snake (Hells Canyon), Clearwater,Salmon rivers.

Answer

Final accounting of returns will not be completed until late August but preliminary estimates of the split of adult returns over Lower Granite suggest that the contribtions to an adult passasge of 80,000 fish might be distributed approximately as follows:

Total Passage       80,000

Wild Natural        22,500

Hatchery              57,500

Among hatchery returns the preliminary distribution will likely be approximately as follows:

Clearwater           20,700   

Salmon                26,600   

 Hells Canyon       3,000

OR / WA               7,200          

Once again, these are preliminary and subject to change.