What is the definition of minnow in Idaho? Is it only the minnow family or can perch be used as minnows. Can perch be used as cut bait?


Minnow, as it's used in the fishing rules booklet, refers to fish in the Order Cypriniformes.  Common names include common carp, all shiners, chub, dace and suckers.  Perch are not minnows and are listed seperate from minnows in the discussion on "seining and minnow trapping" in the 2013 Fishing Rules.
Perch can be used as a cut bait when fishing for other species of fish.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 2:20 PM MST