More Salmon River Opens to Anglers in Idaho

floating line cutterOn the Coast blog you may notice we don’t stray from Oregon and Washington news too much. Well, this juicy outdoor news item takes us all the way to the beautiful state of Idaho for some great news for the state’s anglers.

According to a recent press release from the Idaho Fish and Game department, another section of the beautiful Salmon River has been opened to Chinook fishing. This section, known as Vinegar Creek and part of the lower Salmon River, starts at the posted boundary at the mouth of Shorts Creek and ends at the uppermost boat ramp on Vinegar Creek.

For now, fishing hours are 5:25 a.m. to 10:40 p.m. After July 2, however, fishing rules and hours may change. Visit the IFG website for up-to-date announcements on fishing rules and regulation changes.

The daily limit for Chinook on the Salmon River is five, though only three of those five may be adults. In case you’re not familiar, an adult Chinook is 24 inches or longer. The Chinook total possession limit is 15; only nine of those 15 may be adults.

Need some great fishing gear to catch all those wonderful Chinook? Check out the useful Floating Line Cutter if you’re a boat angler, the Fish Fillet Knife if you’re planning on cleaning the fish on location, or the Micro Fish Tool if you’re looking for a compact all-purpose tool. No need to thank us, though you could invite us over for a fresh fish dinner.

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