Is it legal to use game fish or pieces of game fish for bait? Is it legal for me to use eggs from hatchery steelhead I catch in Idaho for bait?A.

Answer: 

It is not legal to use any live fish as bait, except that live crayfish and bull frogs may be used if caught on the body of water being fished. But game fish reduced to possession may be used as fishing bait, either whole or cut up. Those fish, however, still count toward bag limits. Steelhead roe is legal if cured - that is, dead eggs.

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August 2, 2009 - 6:00pm