Areas that will close at the end of fishing hours Thursday, July 28, include the Park Hole section of the lower Salmon River and the South Fork Salmon River.
Closing the Park Hole section means all lower mainstem sections of the Salmon River will be closed to salmon fishing. The Little Salmon River will remain open.
All sections of the South Fork Salmon River will close to salmon fishing at the end of fishing hours on Thursday. The southern section is still open for jack salmon only – but only through Thursday. The daily limit in the southern section is six jack salmon less than 24 inches in total length, and the possession limit is 18 jack salmon. No adult salmon may be kept.
The upper Salmon River, from about the town of North Fork upstream to Ellis, remains open to salmon fishing.
In the Clearwater River drainage, all sections remain open to Chinook salmon fishing. In the mainstem Clearwater River downstream of Orofino Bridge and the North Fork Clearwater River, anglers may harvest only jack salmon. The Snake River, from Dug Bar upstream to Hells Canyon Dam also will remain open for salmon fishing.
Anglers should consult 2011 Chinook salmon rules published in season brochures and on the Fish and Game website at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/fish/?getPage=110
For an interactive map of river segments open to Chinook fishing go to the website page at: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ifwis/fishingplanner/chinook