Will wax worms work for whitefish in the Boise River?

Will drifting a wax worm with a split-shot work for mountain whitefish? Been wanting to catch them and just wondering if wax worms are a good bait.

Answer: 

Wax worms and fly maggots are both used to fish for Whitefish in waters that are open for use of bait.  Use just a heavy enough splitshot to allow your bait to bounce along the bottom of the stream.
Whitefish are good smoked or pickeled.  They are a white-meated fish.  Watch for small bones.

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Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 9:31 AM MST