Bridgelip Sucker

Bridgelip Sucker

Catostomus columbianus

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  • Middle Fork of the Salmon River scenery

    F&G snorkelers "float" down the Middle Fork of the Salmon River to survey fish populations

    August 5, 2021 - 1:42 PM MDT

    If you are on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River this summer, you just might see a group of folks floating past you wearing wetsuits and snorkel masks. It is likely Idaho Fish and Game conducting annual snorkel surveys of fish populations. A tremendous amount of effort to better understand and monitor salmon and steelhead populations in the Middle Fork has been underway since the 1970s.

  • Spawning_Male_Bridgelip Suckers

    Bridgelip Suckers - How a nongame fish can help guide fisheries management decisions

    July 1, 2020 - 11:09 AM MDT

    In May of this year, Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) began sampling for Bridgelip Suckers at Williams Lake in Salmon, Idaho.  In recent years, home owners and anglers have reported observing suckers in the lake.  It is not known if Bridgelip Suckers have always been present in Williams Lake or if the fish were illegally introduced, but they had not documented by IDFG until a 2018 survey.

    In an effort to better understand the effects Bridgelip Suckers may have on the trout fishery in Williams Lake, IDFG biologist and technicians are performing a comprehensive population dynamics study.