After issuing very optimistic spring Chinook forecasts for the Clearwater, Idaho Fish and Game biologists now say they do not expect the run at Bonneville Dam to meet preseason predictions.
The salmon fishing season opened April 25 on the Clearwater, the lower Salmon, Little Salmon and the Snake rivers. So where’s the fish?
During the first week of the season, only nine Chinook were landed on the lower Clearwater below the Orofino Bridge after anglers put in 284 hours of fishing.
And based upon the 2009 return, the run is falling far behind last year’s and the ten-year average. Some say the run will be poor while others say the run is simply late and predict it will still come close to earlier expectations……Thinking of buying some Idaho Real Estate? Check us out at www.myidahocountry.com.