Idaho anglers looking to catch chinook this fall are in luck.
Compared to last year, fewer chinook salmon are expected to return to the Snake River basin this fall. But Idaho Fish and Game Commissioners still plan to open a fishing season on parts of the Snake, Clearwater and Salmon rivers. The season opens September 1.
Altogether, a total of 32,000 hatchery and wild chinook are expected to complete the journey to Idaho. Last year 59,000 fish were counted.
Meanwhile on the Boise River, Fish and Game employees released about 150 chinook for summertime sport. That season goes until August 30.
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