Nearly half of the wild spring chinook populations in the Snake River Basin have crossed a critical threshold, signaling they are nearing extinction and without intervention may not persist, according to analysis by the Nez Perce Tribe.
Brandon Wright caught the 22.5-inch-long fish Saturday morning while angling from shore with a worm on a hook and 6-pound test line.
Another set of scientists, this one more than five-dozen deep, is sounding the alarm over Snake River salmon and steelhead, saying if the imperiled fish are to be saved, the four lower Snake River dams must go.
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Fort Benton is one of five teams to enter this week's rankings.
Each year in late summer/early fall, chinook salmon travel more than 800 miles back from the ocean to scoop out gravel nests in small streams of the central Idaho wilderness and deposit their eggs.
A 41-year-old woman and her dog were struck and killed by a freight train in northern Montana over the weekend, Blaine County officials said.
At the end of the epic 850-mile journey that chinook salmon make from the ocean to the central Idaho wilderness, the fish are beat up, decaying and will soon die.
A Helena man died in a rollover crash Wednesday on U.S. Highway 2 near Chinook. The early morning crash is the fourth fatality on Montana roads since Sunday.
Kris Millgate has been traveling like crazy lately. Her schedule is relentless, similar to the migrating fish she is following.
Idaho shut down its Clearwater River spring chinook season Wednesday in what has become a near annual exercise in frustration.
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This is the first in a series of articles looking at Idaho’s salmon and steelhead runs and the perils they face. Consider this first offering an introduction course, Salmon and Steelhead 101.
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Elaborate riverbank antennas appeared this fall along the Salmon and Lemhi rivers in Idaho as part of a study to learn where juvenile chinook salmon like to hang their hats before swimming to the ocean.
BILLINGS — Manhattan Christian is here to accomplish one goal — break through an aggravating state championship roadblock.
Fisheries managers at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game are asking anglers if they’d prefer to fish just two days a week for spring chinook and be able to keep one adult salmon each day or if they’d like to fish four days a week but only be able to keep an adult fish on one of them.
An early forecast from a group of state, tribal and federal fisheries managers indicates the upcoming spring chinook season could be as, or even more, disappointing than recent steelhead runs and worse than last year’s return of springers.
A 59-year-old Chinook man is accused of missing a trial date.
Chinook runs are notoriously difficult to predict, but if the jacks that returned this spring are any indication, Idaho anglers should brace themselves for a poor 2019 run.