Press Release

Electrofishing schedule set for the South Fork of the Snake River

Fish and Game biologists have scheduled dates for electrofishing on the South Fork of the Snake River

Biologists with the Idaho Fish and Game plan to be electrofishing sections of the South Fork every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from now until May 23 as they conduct a feasibility study on the manual removal of rainbow trout. "These removal efforts are not aimed at removing all of the rainbows in the river," emphasizes Fisheries Manager Brett High. "Really it is an experiment to see what type of effort it requires to manually remove fish, so that we can better evaluate whether removing rainbows from the South Fork using electrofishing is an effective management technique given limitations on available time and funding."

The schedule provided will allow anglers to avoid the stretches of river being shocked should they choose to do so.

 

    South Fork Electrofishing Schedule

Dates

Section of River

Tuesday, April 23 Lufkin bottom to Dry Canyon
Wednesday, April 24 Hwy 26 bridge to Indian Creek
Thursday, April 25 Palisades Creek to Sheep Creek
Tuesday, April 30 Hwy 26 bridge to Indian Creek
Wednesday, May 1 Palisades Creek to Sheep Creek
Thursday, May 2 Lufkin bottom to Dry Canyon
Tuesday, May 7 Hwy 26 bridge to Indian Creek
Wednesday, May 8 Palisades Creek to Sheep Creek
Thursday, May 9 Lufkin bottom to Dry Canyon
Tuesday, May 14 Hwy 26 bridge to Indian Creek
Wednesday, May 15 Palisades Creek to Sheep Creek
Thursday, May 16 Lufkin bottom to Dry Canyon
Tuesday, May 21 Hwy 26 bridge to Indian Creek
Wednesday, May 22 Palisades Creek to Sheep Creek
Thursday, May 23 Lufkin bottom to Dry Canyon
* All dates are subject to change due to weather and other factors. For the most current updates please visit the Upper Snake page on the Fish and Game website or the Upper Snake Region Facebook page. 
 
 
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Pat Kennedy