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F&G announces 2014 spring chinook rules

Seasons will begin on April 26 on the Clearwater, Lochsa, Lower Salmon, Little Salmon and Snake River in Hells Canyon from Dug Bar to Hells Canyon Dam. Closing dates will be determined and ordered by the Commission based on harvest

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Updated: Holy smokes Batman, it’s a chinook invasion

If you’re a salmon and steelhead angler, these are the days we dream about. About 163,500 fish have crossed Bonneville Dam in last three days (Sept. 9 through Sept. 11), more and nearly 300,000 in the last seven days. The

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Quote of the day about chinook returns “jacks lie.”

Historically, jacks have been used to predict next year’s adult run, but the old relationships no longer are as applicable, according to Ron Roler, Columbia River policy coordinator for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in an article in

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Jack chinook run will boost this year’s salmon fishing opportunity

I mentioned in today’s fishing report that the unexpected large return of jack salmon bodes well for next year’s chinook run because they are typically the front runners of the adult returns next year. So more jacks this year means

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Chinook season starts May 4

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved a spring chinook salmon fishing season to start Saturday, May 4, on parts of the Clearwater, Salmon and Snake rivers. Fish counts from Bonneville Dam suggest that the 2013 return of chinook salmon

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