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Chinook Salmon

Sunday, April 20, 2014 

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: Starting in 2013, when you purchase a nonresident hunting license, it includes a 3-day fishing license. It does not include a salmon or steelhead permit.

  • 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 
Thursday Apr. 10, 2014
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Q: Rules on Chinook salmon in Deadwood River [Is a salmon permit required? What is the limit?]?
Tuesday Apr. 8, 2014
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Q: Lost sportsman license [what has to be replaced and where can I do it?]?
Tuesday Apr. 1, 2014
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Q: A lost salmon or steelhead permit-can I buy a new one?
Wednesday Mar. 26, 2014
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Q: Porta Potties on the Little Salmon [not available for anglers to use in Riggins area].?
Wednesday Mar. 19, 2014
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Q: What are the rules to archery "hunting" unprotected nongame fish?
Tuesday Mar. 18, 2014
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Q: Is there any sort of permit required to spearfish other than a fishing license?
Friday Mar. 7, 2014
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Q: When will the steelhead count from the Pahsimeroi Hatchery become available? ?
Thursday Mar. 6, 2014
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Q: Landowner Appreciation Program Tags?
Saturday Mar. 1, 2014
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Q: Hunting squirrels in Idaho?
Friday Feb. 28, 2014
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Q: Fishing in the Salmon area?
Saturday Feb. 22, 2014
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Q: Hatchery Rainbows?

Have Questions?

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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: April 16, 2014 
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