Press Release


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Salvage Fish From Fish Creek Reservoir!

In a recent decision, the IDAHO FISH AND GAME Commission has removed the limit restrictions on all fish in Fish Creek Reservoir in Blaine County. Effective immediately, there is no limit on the number of fish anglers may take from Fish Creek Reservoir proper, Fish Creek below the reservoir dam, and Lava Lake. The Fish Creek Irrigation District has notified the Department of Fish and Game (Department) that Fish Creek Reservoir will likely be drained this year for irrigation purposes. Also, it has been determined that Lava Lake in Blaine County will probably go dry resulting in a fish loss. It is highly likely that all trout in these waters and in the creek below the dam will be lost. Past attempts to salvage fish from the reservoir have not been successful. Therefore, the Department would like fishermen to take advantage of this and catch as many fish as they can for their personal recreation and use. Although there will be no limits on the number of fish taken, and no size restrictions, the usual methods of fishing with rod and reel are still required. A fishing license is required, and a two-pole permit if more than one fishing outfit is used. This policy will remain in effect until December 31, 2000. For questions or comments, please contact the Magic Valley Fish and Game office at 324-4359, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.