September 15, 2022 - 11:05 AM MDT
Recently, two Fish and Game fisheries biologists ventured into the Jarbidge River Canyon near the Idaho/Nevada border to locate and re-survey four stream reaches initially surveyed in 2003 as part of a statewide effort to assess the status of mountain whitefish, a relatively abundant, but often overlooked salmonid.
July 11, 2022 - 11:12 AM MDT
What does "parr" mean? It is that spots that form camouflage and break up the outline of the young fish so it blends in more easily into the gravel and shadows in a stream. At this stage of their life, the young fish are actively feeding up in the water and need a disguise from predators. Learn more about this stage of their life.
November 3, 2021 - 10:52 AM MDT
Cooling weather and colorful leaves signal the arrival of fall. This is a busy time for fisheries biologist Tim D'Amico, as fall means a heavy rotation of river surveys to monitor fish populations across Idaho's Southwest Region. During October, Fish and Game biologists spent several days surveying multiple sections of the Boise River. While the river's trout get most of the attention, this year's surveys were looking for their often overlooked cousin: the Mountain Whitefish.
September 30, 2021 - 10:55 AM MDT
In early September, Idaho Fish and Game fisheries biologists conducted their first population survey in the Warm River, a tributary of the Henrys Fork Snake River and sampled over 1,500 fish representing multiple fish species including brown, brook, and rainbow trout, mountain whitefish, and nongame species Paiute and mottled sculpin.
September 10, 2021 - 5:46 PM MDT
Fish salvage order issued for the Big Wood River from Diversion 45 (in Bellevue) to Glendale Road Bridge
September 10, 2021 - 6:18 PM MDT