Results from 2019 surveys suggest that trout numbers are high and rainbow trout still comprise more of the population in the upper South Fork than called for in the management plan.
This September Fish and Game along with staff from the Friends of the Teton River conducted fish population surveys using mark/recapture on two monitoring reaches on the Teton River. These surveys are conducted every other year and provide valuable information to help guide fisheries management decisions. For example, the daily bag limit for rainbow trout in the Teton River was recently changed to an unlimited daily harvest in response to increasing numbers of rainbow trout in the river. Fisheries managers hope to use increased harvest of the non-native rainbows to benefit the native Yellowstone cutthroat trout population. Counting fish numbers at specific locations and at regular intervals allows Fish and Game to track changes in the populations through time. This is valuable information for making informed management decisions.
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game, in cooperation with Avista, began conducting a 10-month angler creel survey on the Clark Fork River from Lake Pend Oreille to Cabinet Gorge Dam on February 1. Additionally, we began surveying anglers fishing the Pack River, Grouse Creek, and Lightning Creek on March 1. We plan to continue these surveys through approximately December 1, 2018.
The Big Wood Canal Company has indicated Magic Dam will close for the Season on October 1. No salvage order has been issued. All season, method of take, and bag limit rules are still in effect.
Camping areas at Horsethief Reservoir will soon be under new management, and one of the biggest changes users will see is a new camping fee.
Idaho Fish and Game approached YMCA leadership in the fall of 2016 regarding the possibility of a temporary partnership between the two organizations. After months of negotiation and planning, the agency will hand off campground management responsibilities to the Y beginning July 1.
From the Radio Boise website -
The Boise River is an incredible asset that has been taken for granted in the past. These days many individuals and groups are working hard to protect and improve is health and vitality.
We'll talk with Joe about the Boise River fishery, how the river ran dry one day and his favorite fish to catch.
Tune in today (March 14) at 3:00pm on Radio Boise at 89.9FM or 93.5FM. Or stream us online at http://www.radioboise.org.
(Boise, ID) – The Ada County Environmental Advisory Board’s project to improve fish habitat in a stretch of the Boise River near Barber Park and the Eckert Bridge gets underway this week.