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Q. I read something about a "salvage order" on a reservoir. What does that mean? A. There are several reservoirs across the southern part of Idaho which have salvage orders now, and likely to be more due to the lack of rain. The most common salvage order lifts the bag, possession, and size limits, but other requirements, like tackle restrictions, remain. A salvage order is always directed at a specific body of water, and may liberalize tackle restrictions. If you have a question about a specific location, or want to know if there are any salvage orders effective in your area, call your regional Fish and Game office.