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Fish and Game Seeks Comment on Fishing Rule Changes

Anglers have until Friday, October 5, to let the Idaho Department of Fish and Game know what they think of proposed changes to fishing rules for the 2008-2009 fishing seasons.

Interested anglers may peruse and comment on the proposed statewide and regional changes in a questionnaire at: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/cms/public/. The agency also encourages the 900 fishing license holders statewide to whom printed surveys were sent, to fill them out and send them back to Fish and Game by October 5.

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.

Proposed regional changes are available at regional Fish and Game offices, or the Fish and Game Website: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/cms/public/.