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IMNAHA SALMON SEASON SET TO OPEN
IMNAHA A three-week spring chinook salmon fishing season begins Saturday on the Imnaha River.
Anglers will be able to fish for spring chinook through July 1. Anglers can take fish from the mouth of the Imnaha River upstream 45 miles to the Summit Creek bridge. Anglers may keep two adipose fin-clipped spring chinook per day, including jacks.
Unmarked fish must be released carefully and unharmed into the river. All other rules remain unchanged from the 2003 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations booklet.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife worked with the Nez Perce Tribe and the National Marine Fisheries Service to provide this fishing opportunity.
The sport fishery quota will be 264 fish. ODFW biologists estimate that 4,100 spring chinook are returning to the Imnaha River this year. Approximately 60 percent are hatchery fish.
Private lands border much of the area open to sport angling. Anglers are reminded to ask permission before entering private property to fish.