The state of Idaho has suspended its spring chinook fishery on the Clearwater River and its tributaries until further notice.
According to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, the latest detections of Clearwater-bound chinook at Bonneville Dam indicates too few fish are returning to meet hatchery spawning goals.
Fisheries officials in Washington are likely to suspend the chinook fishery near Clarkston as well because that fishery targets mostly Clearwater-bound chinook.
Idaho’s spring chinook fishery on the lower Salmon and Little Salmon rivers will proceed as scheduled Thursday through Sunday as will Washington’s chinook fishery near Little Goose Dam on Saturday and Sunday. (Lewiston Tribune)