August 18 is Opening Day
by Associated Press
BOISE -- Fall Chinook fishing will open Aug. 18. Idaho Fish and Game fisheries managers expect 18,126 adult fish to return to Idaho, compared with 24,780 last year.
Of the fish returning, managers are forecasting 12,013 hatchery Chinook and 6,113 of natural origin.
The following areas will be open to fishing:
Clearwater River -- from its mouth upstream to Memorial Bridge
Salmon River -- from its mouth upstream about 3/4 mile to Eye of the Needle Rapids
Snake River from Hells Canyon Dam downstream to Cliff Mountain Rapids -- upon notice or Nov. 18 -- whichever comes first
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