Thursday, June 28, 2012

Chinook Salmon Season Update

(NOTE: We have created a dedicated page for the latest Chinook Salmon Fishing Season Updates.  You will be able to find the most current update easily via the link below our header above or you can click here to go there. The article below is currently duplicated on our "Fish" page. We will leave this page in place indefinitely to support its linkage on Big Fish Tackle Dot Com.) 

The chinook salmon harvest results were released shortly after 4 pm Monday by Brent Beller, Fisheries Technician, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Region 7, Salmon, Idaho.  Here's what Brent had to say about the current status of the salmon fishing season:

"Angler effort picked up significantly this past weekend compared to the one before, but there were still a lot of open holes out there. For the week, sixty three adults and six jacks were kept, while 27 non ad-clipped adults were released. Anglers averaged approximately 25 hours per Chinook caught and 36 hours per Chinook kept. Last week, most fish were caught downstream of the Yankee Fork, while this week a much larger proportion were caught upstream of the Yankee Fork. To date, season totals are 78 hatchery Chinook kept and 29 unclipped Chinook released. As of today (July 2nd), the number that have been trapped at the Sawtooth Fish Hatchery is 160 hatchery adults, 13 hatchery jacks, and 10 wild. The best is yet to come since fishing should only keep improving as more Chinook continue to move into section 19."

The next report will be released next Monday afternoon, July 11th or possibly as late as Tuesday morning.Current Hatchery returns are below.
Pahsimeroi Hatchery
Broodstock Goal - 600 Hatchery Adults
TrapDateHatchery Adults Trapped
To Date
Hatchery Jacks Trapped
To Date
Wild Fish Trapped
To Date
Pahsimeroi River Trap7/2/20121032628



Sawtooth Hatchery
Broodstock Goal - 700 Hatchery Adults
TrapDateHatchery Adults Trapped
To Date
Hatchery Jacks Trapped
To Date
Wild Fish Trapped
To Date
Sawtooth Trap (Salmon River)7/1/201211397

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