Monday, June 11, 2012

Salmon fishing season approved for Upper Salmon

Despite rumors to the contrary, there will be a salmon fishing season on The Upper Salmon River.  The IDFG Commission approved a season Monday June 11.  Opening day is June 23rd.  Salmon fishing will be allowed from a point about 250 yards upstream of the East Fork Confluence to a point just below the Sawtooth Hatchery. The Salmon River is closed to salmon fishing from the South Fork confluence to the East Fork confluence.  That includes Corn Creek, Shoup, North Fork, Salmon City, Elk Bend, Ellis Bayhorse and Challis.  The season is likely to end when 900-1000 chinook salmon are caught.

The downstream boundary is the bridge over The Salmon River just upstream from The East Fork Confluence.  The upstream boundary is just below the Sawtooth Hatchery.

IDFG plans to issue a news release soon about the season.

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