Aquatic vegetation including Nitella and filamentous algae, is causing issues for anglers at Crystal Springs Pond, a popular Bingham County fishery located approximately 22 miles west of Blackfoot near Springfield. Problems with excessive plant growth in this pond began last summer, and if left unchecked, will quickly reduce fishing opportunity to zero.
Idaho Fish and Game staff began treating Crystal Springs Pond on Thursday, May 28, with a granular herbicide that will kill the nuisance plants and make the ponds fishable once again. Two additional treatments will occur biweekly with the entire treatment process being completed by June 25.
The treatment process will be conducted according to manufacturer guidelines by Fish and Game staff licensed as aquatic herbicide applicators. Signs have been placed at Crystal Springs Pond notifying the public of the treatment effort underway.
Anglers are able to fish the pond through the application process.
For more information about the weed treatment effort, please contact the Idaho Department of Fish and Game in Pocatello at 208-232-4703