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Chinook Salmon

Saturday, February 13, 2016 

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 salmon can also be used for steelhead fishing.

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How did the salmon get here?

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Monday Feb. 8, 2016
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Q: Chinook in Arrowrock?
Wednesday Feb. 3, 2016
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Q: Steelhead?
Sunday Jan. 31, 2016
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Q: Brook trout or Sunapee Trout in Sawtooth Lake?
Friday Jan. 22, 2016
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Q: Does Fish and Game consider trapping Steelhead for Boise River from Riggins instead of Hells Canyon?
Thursday Jan. 14, 2016
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Q: Why not Relocate!?
Monday Jan. 11, 2016
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Q: Are adipose fins clipped on all stocked rainbow trout released in Idaho?
Thursday Dec. 24, 2015
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Q: Best month for fishing steelhead?
Monday Dec. 14, 2015
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Q: What is the minimum amount of percent of normal snow pack in the salmon drainage basin to get the maximum flush for smolts in the spring?
Thursday Dec. 10, 2015
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Q: Trout limit and possesion limits?
Thursday Nov. 19, 2015
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Q: Transplanted Steelhead Homing Instinct?
Monday Nov. 9, 2015
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Q: Salmon/steelhead 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: July 6, 2015 
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