what are the laws on using loaches (an invasive species ) alive or dead, for catfish bait?
You can use dead loach for bait when fishing for catfish, however, live crayfish are the only live bait that can be used, and they must be used on the water where they were collected. See the following text on page 50 of the current fishing seasons and rules: "Note: Use of live fish, leeches, frongs, salamanders, waterdogs, or shrimp as bait is prohibited in Idaho, except that live crayfish may be used if caught on the body of water being fished." You can download a copy of the fishing rule book here: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/fish/rules/seasonsRules.pdf Thanks!
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 2:00 PM MDT