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Chinook Season to Close on Upper Salmon River

by Staff
Times-News, August 2, 2012

A Chinook salmon lies dead on the grass. STANLEY -- Don't put away your fishing poles just yet. While one season closes, another is soon to open.

Two reaches of the upper Salmon River -- the Ellis and Stanley areas -- will close to chinook salmon harvest at the end of fishing on Sunday.

The Clearwater River main stem, the North Fork, Middle Fork and South Fork Clearwater and the Snake River downstream of Hells Canyon Dam also will close to chinook fishing at the end of the day Sunday.

The South Fork Salmon River closed July 19, while the Lower Salmon and Little Salmon rivers closed July 15. That means all spring and summer chinook seasons will be closed after Sunday.

But don't fret. The 2012 fall chinook salmon harvest season opens Sept. 1 in the Snake River below Hells Canyon Dam and the lower Clearwater River downstream of the U.S. Highway 12 Memorial Bridge in Lewiston.

Chinook Season to Close on Upper Salmon River
Times-News, August 2, 2012

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