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Chinook Salmon

Saturday, April 18, 2015 

Licenses and Salmon Permits
Fishing for salmon in Idaho requires a fishing license and a permit. Licenses can be purchased at Fish and Game offices, license vendors and online.

  • Fishing License - $25.75
  • Junior License (14-17 years) - $13.75
  • Salmon Permit - $12.75

Note to Nonresidents: When you purchase a nonresident hunting license, it includes a 3-day fishing license. Salmon or steelhead permit sold separately.

  • Fishing License - $98.25
  • Junior Fishing License -$21.75
  • Salmon Permit - $25.75
  • 3-day Salmon License and Permit - $37.50
Many of the techniques used to fish for steelhead can also be used for salmon fishing.

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How did the salmon get here?

Questions & Answers 
Wednesday Apr. 1, 2015
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Q: What is the forecast and fishing regulations for 2015 when fishing the Clearwater?
Thursday Mar. 12, 2015
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Q: Salmon run clearwater river?
Friday Mar. 6, 2015
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Q: Will steelhead spawn early this year and are they going to continue to be spawning in Mar/Apr on the Salmon?
Thursday Jan. 22, 2015
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Q: Landlocked salmon?
Thursday Jan. 15, 2015
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Q: License fees for adding non-resident single-day licenses.?
Monday Jan. 12, 2015
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Q: How many fish are stocked in Idaho every year?
Sunday Jan. 11, 2015
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Q: Barbless Hooks on the Middle Fork of the Salmon?
Thursday Jan. 8, 2015
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Q: Canning trout?
Saturday Nov. 8, 2014
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Q: Steelhead caught 2014?
Thursday Oct. 23, 2014
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Q: Fishing?
Monday Oct. 6, 2014
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Q: Nonresident Fishing License?

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Dani and JP with salmon

Huge driftboat Chinook

Patterson and a big Clearwater River fish

Scott's Salmon River Chinook

Joe's South Fork salmon

Eric's Salmon River prize

Last Updated: September 16, 2014 
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