Southwest Region - Draft Proposals for 2019-2021 Fishing Seasons and Rules


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Fishing seasons in Idaho are established within administrative regions.

The Department is asking for public comment on draft proposed changes to the fishing seasons and rules brochure. The final proposed changes will be presented for the Commission's approval at the November meeting.

General Fishing Seasons for the Southwest Region

All Waters Open All Year Except as modified in Southwest Region Special Rule Waters (pages 19-20 of the fishing seasons and rules brochure).

Bag Limits

Daily Bag Limits for the Southwest Region are defined on page 18 of the fishing seasons and rules brochure.

Southwest Region

Draft Proposed Changes Follow

The draft proposals are listed below. There are five total proposals: four daily bag limit changes and one Special Rule Waters change listed below. Please address the changes you'd like to in the appropriate space. General comments within the region can be listed above the Contact Information space.

Open House Opportunity

September 20, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Mountain
Southwest Regional Fish and Game Office - McCall 555 Deinhard Lane
McCall, ID 83638
September 19, 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm Mountain
Fisheries Research Office - Nampa 1414 E. Locust Ln
Nampa, ID 83686

Joe Kozfkay (Regional Fisheries Manager) will give a presentation on rules proposals and changes to the Fisheries Management Plan, followed by an open discussion to accept comments.

Other Seasons and Rules Comment Periods

Providing Effective Feedback:

  • Read and understand the information you are commenting on
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  • Base your justification on sound reasoning, scientific evidence, and/or how you will be impacted
  • Address trade-offs and opposing views in your comment
  • There is no minimum or maximum length for an effective comment
  • The comment process is not a vote – one well supported comment is often more influential than a thousand form letters


Constructive Comment Considerations

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Public comment period closes at end of day on October 7, 2018