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Chinook Salmon Fishing

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 

Licenses and Salmon Permits
Fishing for salmon in Idaho requires a fishing license and a permit. Licenses can be purchased at Fish and Game offices, license vendors and online.

  • Fishing License - $25.75
  • Junior License (14-17 years) - $13.75
  • Salmon Permit - $12.75

Note to Nonresidents: When you purchase a nonresident hunting license, it includes a 3-day fishing license. Salmon or steelhead permit sold separately.

  • Fishing License - $98.25
  • Junior Fishing License -$21.75
  • Salmon Permit - $25.75
  • 3-day Salmon License and Permit - $37.50
Many of the techniques used to fish for salmon can also be used for steelhead fishing.

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How did the salmon get here?

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Wednesday Apr. 27, 2016
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Q: Why are pacific lamprey protected? ?
Tuesday Apr. 12, 2016
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Q: Any plans to reintroduce Kokanee to Salmon Falls Resevoir?
Wednesday Mar. 16, 2016
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Q: Permit question?
Tuesday Feb. 23, 2016
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Q: Magic Valley Fishing?
Tuesday Feb. 16, 2016
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Q: What is a safe float for a beginner drift boater? I'm looking for steelhead.?
Monday Feb. 15, 2016
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Q: How to troll for landlocked chinook salmon?
Thursday Feb. 11, 2016
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Q: Are kids allowed their own limit of fish?
Thursday Feb. 11, 2016
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Q: River conditions.?
Wednesday Feb. 10, 2016
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Q: What type of fishing license should I get?
Monday Feb. 8, 2016
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Q: Chinook in Arrowrock?
Wednesday Feb. 3, 2016
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Q: Steelhead?

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Dani and JP with salmon

Huge driftboat Chinook

Patterson and a big Clearwater River fish

Scott's Salmon River Chinook

Joe's South Fork salmon

Eric's Salmon River prize

Last Updated: April 5, 2016 
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