Experience the Chinook Salmon Fishing Season On the Salmon River
Every July, expect the best time to visit the Salmon River for fishing. This is when the fishes from larger bodies of water go to the state of Idaho. If you are a fishing or outdoor enthusiast, this is the time of the year where you can catch some of the largest salmons in the US. The Chinook Salmon Fishing tradition dates back from the early days and is still continued today. The Nez Perce people catch Chinook Salmon for their day to day needs both for subsistence and for their traditional activities. Tribal fishing is usually performed in the mainstream Columbia River. Also, it is common that they perform their fishing in Snake River. Today, you can experience fishing in the Salmon River during the Chinook salmon season.
Why would you choose Salmon River?
There are different areas in the state of Idaho where you can choose to catch the Chinook Salmon. Around June to July, fishing enthusiasts expect these fishes to be present in the state’s rivers. It is expected that almost 30% is going to be found in the Salmon River. Since the Salmon River is 425 miles, it is important to know which area of the river has the most concentration of Salmons. According to the forecast, around 13% of Salmons are going to be in the South Fork Salmon River while 15% of which are headed to the upper Salmon River. These numbers are only rough expectations based on the pre-season forecasts based mainly on the hatcheries. May 26, 2014, it was reported that there are an estimated 5,000 more Chinook Salmon headed to the little Salmon River than the Clearwater River.
What are the things that you need to remember?
In order to preserve the number of Salmon that are heading to Idaho every season, it is imperative for organizations to require fees in order to limit people who are attempting to catch them. For fishing license, you have to pay $98.25 as a non resident, while you need to pay almost $22 for Junior Fishing License. As for Salmon Permit, it costs around $26 and for the 3 day salmon license and permit, it is $37.50.
Tips to enjoy the Salmon season
- Make the reservation EARLY
You want to make sure that you make the reservation early. You want to make sure that you make the reservation days, if not weeks prior to your visit. This should cover for all the papers and licenses that you need to pay plus the equipment that you have to use. Keep in mind that you can’t take as many salmons as you want. Each person will only have a limit of 4 fishes a day, and only 2 of which are adults.
- Choose an area where you want to catch some salmon
It is important that you know where you want to be doing your fishing activities. Salmon River alone is quite big. You want to make sure that you choose the location wisely. You also need to know where you can spend the night. Expect more people headed to the state during this time at this time of the year.
Steelhead Inn is located near Riggins, Idaho. If you decide to choose Steelhead Inn, you are footsteps away from the Salmon River. This means that you reduce the travel time. They have amenities including wifi and TV as well as parking to accommodate you and your family for your stay.
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