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Idaho Fish and Game

Cutthroat Spawning Creeks Open July 1

IDAHO FALLS - Most anglers in Idaho associate the opening day of fishing with the Memorial Day weekend, but there is one special opening day unique to certain higher elevation creeks that doesn't take place until July 1 of each year. According to Regional Fish Manager Mark Gamblin, "We keep those creeks closed a little longer to help give native cutthroat trout a chance to complete spawning." While the general fishing season started on May 27, the following creeks do not open until July 1, but they all close together at the same time at the end of the general season on November 30. McCoy Creek Pine Creek Willow Creek Drainage -   Brockman Creek   Cellars Creek   Hell Creek   Lava Creek Teton Basin -   Fox Creek   Teton Creek   Trail Creek For further information regarding these waters anglers should consult the 2000/2001 fishing regulations. Upper Snake Region exceptions start on page 56. Unless otherwise noted, regular limits & methods of take apply. Fisherman are reminded of the Upper Snake Region limit of 2 cutthroat, none under 16 inch limit that applies to all rivers and streams in the region, except where noted in the above mentioned section. For further information regarding specific waters or regulations in the Upper Snake Region contact the regional IDFG office at 525-7290.