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    Lower water levels expected at Moose Creek Reservoir in Clearwater Region

    Anglers and boaters should be aware that Idaho Fish and Game will be lowering water levels on Moose Creek Reservoir over the next few weeks. The purpose of this project is to reduce the amount of aquatic vegetation that occurs in the reservoir.

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    Anglers Help IDFG Assess Rainbow Trout Growth in Lake Pend Oreille

    The rainbow trout population in Lake Pend Oreille supports a world-class trophy fishery. One of the goals of IDFG’s work to recover the Lake Pend Oreille fishery has been to improve the abundance of kokanee, which, in turn, provide food for trophy rainbow trout. One way we evaluate the success of the fishery’s recovery is to determine if rainbow trout growth has improved. However, the nature of these fish can make them challenging to monitor. Rainbow trout in Lake Pend Oreille are difficult to catch using standard fishery sampling techniques because they spread out over deep, open water.

  • Here's where trout are being stocked in SW Idaho in October

    Personnel from Fish and Game's Nampa Hatchery will be releasing more than 28,500 catchable-sized rainbow trout at the following locations during October. Local ponds are the primary focus of this stocking effort due to milder weather and correspondingly cooler water temperatures.

    LOCATION      WEEK STOCKED      NUMBER OF TROUT

    Arrowrock Reservoir      October 1      8,550

    Boise River - above Glenwood Bridge      October 8, 22      1,080/1,080

    Boise River - below Glenwood Bridge      October 8, 22      1,080/1,080

  • Rainbow Trout Stocking Schedule

    Personnel from Fish and Game's McCall and Nampa Hatcheries will be releasing more than 13,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout at the following locations during September.

    LOCATION      WEEK STOCKED      NUMBER OF TROUT

    Boise River - above Glenwood Bridge      September 3, 17     1,440/1,440

    Boise River - below Glenwood Bridge      September 3, 17      720/720

    Horsethief Reservoir      September 17      4,000

    Indian Creek (Caldwell)      September 17      200

    Indian Creek (Kuna)      September 17      300

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    Snorkel surveys show stable fish populations in the North Fork of the Boise River

    Despite being relatively "sterile", populations of native game fish in the North Fork of the Boise River include wild redband rainbow trout and bull trout, as well as mountain whitefish.

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    Low oxygen levels responsible for fish kill below American Falls Dam

    While some fish were killed, many survived and it appears die off has not affected fishing

  • Rainbow trout stocking schedule for Southwest Idaho

    Personnel from Fish and Game's McCall and Nampa Hatcheries will be releasing more than 24,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout at the following locations during August.

    Location          Week Stocked           Number of Trout

    Boise River - above Glenwood Bridge           August 6, 20           1,440/1,440

    Boise River - below Glenwood Bridge           August 6, 20           720/720

    Boise River, Middle Fork           August 13           2,000

    Boise River, North Fork           August 6, 20           2,000/2,000

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    Lake Pend Oreille Walleye Update

    There is a toothy new predator in northern Idaho’s largest lake. Walleye, which were essentially non-existent in the lake ten years ago, have become increasingly abundant, to the point where they are now a significant player in the fishery. Lake Pend Oreille has long been known for its trophy rainbow trout and bull trout, having produced world records for both species. The trophy fishery, and to a very large extent, the sport fishery in general, is built on a foundation of kokanee.

  • Rainbow Trout Stocking Schedule

    Personnel from Fish and Game's McCall and Nampa Hatcheries will be releasing more than 37,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout at the following locations during July.

    Location      Week Stocked      Number of Trout

    Big Creek (Cascade)      July 9      200

    Boise River – Above Glenwood Bridge      July 2, 16      1,440/1,440

    Boise River – Below Glenwood Bridge      July 2, 16      1,080/1,080

    Boise River, Middle Fork      July 16      2,000

    Boise River, North Fork      July 9, 23      2,000/2,000

     

Rainbow Trout

Oncorhynchus mykiss

IDAPA Classification: Game Fish
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