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Idaho spring chinook fishing seasons start April 22

A family group shows off a good catch of spring chinook from the lower Clearwater River in Idaho. (Reel Time Fishing)
A family group shows off a good catch of spring chinook from the lower Clearwater River in Idaho. (Reel Time Fishing)

FISHING --Idaho’s chinook fishing season will open on some rivers April 22.

Anglers will enjoy four-day-a-week chinook fishing on the Clearwater River and daily fishing on the Snake River in Hells Canyon and the lower Salmon and Little Salmon rivers, according to action taken Thursday by the Idaho Fish and Game commission.

The commission tries to coordinate the daily bag limits and fishing season length with the total expected return of the fish, and this year the return to the Clearwater River is down. Anglers on that river will be limited to a total harvest of about 1,900 fish, though other rivers and tributaries will have different total catch limits.




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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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