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).
Daily Bag Limits for the Southwest Region are defined on page 18 of the fishing seasons and rules brochure.
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 MountainSouthwest Regional Fish and Game Office - McCall 555 Deinhard Lane
McCall, ID 83638
September 19, 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm MountainFisheries 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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- Be concise but support your claims
- 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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These tips are meant to help you. Constructive comments have an impact and help agency policy makers who are making regulations. (learn more at regulations.gov)