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Spring Chinook Fishing on Little Salmon River
Wraps Up Today

by Staff
Lewiston Tribune, July 1, 2022

Adult counts of wild Chinook and Steelhead returning to Idaho (source: Idaho Fish & Game) RIGGINS -- Today is the last day to fish for spring chinook on the Little Salmon River near here, but chinook fishing will remain open on several other Idaho rivers.

Joe DuPont, regional fisheries manager for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game at Lewiston, said in a weekly run update that anglers harvested more than 1,500 spring chinook bound for the nearby Rapid River hatchery last week. So far this spring, anglers on the lower Salmon River and Little Salmon River had caught and kept 3,247 adult spring chinook. That leaves just 383 adult spring chinook on the state's share of the Rapid River run, which is about 3,630. The lower Salmon River closed Sunday.

Spring and summer chinook fishing remains open on the Clearwater River and its north, south and middle forks; the Lochsa River; the South Fork of the Salmon River; and the upper Salmon River. Anglers harvested more than 500 chinook from the Clearwater Basin last week which, as of Tuesday, had more than 1,200 remaining on its harvest share.

Fish and Game has not documented any chinook harvest on the Lochsa or South Fork of the Salmon rivers.

DuPont's update is available at

Spring Chinook Fishing on Little Salmon River Wraps Up Today
Lewiston Tribune, July 1, 2022

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