Catch and release suggestion


How would I go about suggesting a catch and release are for large mouth bass. There is a area over on Black Canyon res. that would make a GREAT catch and release area. If not total catch and release at least a size and take limit. The are is at the upper end of the res. we locals call it "the bend" or River bend.
This would make a great place to protect the few LARGE bass that are in the area.
For more info call me,
Ted Burgess


Every 3-years, we go to the public and solicit suggestions for changes to our fishing rules - and that process will begin in January 2015.  This will be for new fishing rules that cover the time period of January 1, 2016 through December 30, 2018.  Contact the Regional Fisheries Manager in our Nampa Office 465-8465 to include your suggestion.

We don't make every change that is suggested by the public but we do evaluate each and look at the biological and social impacts.  If the Department staff believes it will benefit the resource, the change will be recommended to our Commission who actually sets season and bag limit rules for fishing in Idaho.