145K Chinook Counted March 15-May 30by Idaho Fish & Game
Idaho County Free Press, June 8, 2022
"The migration of Idaho-bound spring chinook salmon past Bonneville Dam is now pretty much over," Idaho Fish & Game Clearwater Region fisheries manager Joe DuPont wrote May 31. "As such, the vast majority of chinook salmon passing over Bonneville Dam from here on out will be destined for places other than the Clearwater, Rapid River or Hells Canyon fisheries."
The total count for adult chinook at Bonneville Dam March 15 to May 30 was 145,539, which DuPont noted as the best since 2015, and third best of the past 10 years.
To extend fishing in the Lower Salmon River, IDFG closed fishing on the lower Salmon River from Rice Creek Bridge to Hammer Creek last week. Find the latest at idfg.idaho.gov/news.
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