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Salmon ID chart helps Clearwater anglers identify catch

Chart shows identifying features of Clearwater River fish. (Idaho Department of Fish and Game)
Chart shows identifying features of Clearwater River fish. (Idaho Department of Fish and Game)

FISHING -- Idaho's first specific coho fishing season opens today on the Clearwater River.

You can keep coho regardless of whether their adipose fins are clipped or unclipped in the mainstem or designated sections of the Middle Fork and North Fork below Dworshak Dam.

But since fall chinook is closed to harvest and unmarked steelhead must be released, anglers must be clear on identifying coho.

This chart should help.



Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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