The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is proposing changes to fishing rules for the 2008-2009 fishing seasons.
Interested anglers will be able to comment on the proposed fishing rules, which would affect rules statewide and rules for regional waters, until October 5. A questionnaire that includes summaries of statewide and regional proposed changes is available on-line at Fish and Game's website, http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/cms/public/.
The questionnaire also will be mailed to a random sample of 900 fishing license holders statewide. In addition, public meetings also are planned at regional Fish and Game offices.
Statewide proposals include changes in the legal sizes of crayfish traps, seines, and cast nets; changes in sturgeon fishing equipment requirements, and new restrictions on the use of live bait. The proposed rules include a change in the general bass limit north of the Salmon River to six bass any size and creates a year-round season.
For proposed regional changes, contact regional Fish and Game offices. A complete list of all proposed rules is available online at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/cms/public/.