Porta Potties on the Little Salmon [not available for anglers to use in Riggins area].

Question:

I just returned from a weekend trip up to the little salmon and was a little surprised to find that there were no porta potties and a lot of people, well you know what happens then. Aren't we as fisherman already having a hard enough time in Riggins with access issues without causing ourselves more issues and correct me if I'm wrong but aren't tag and license sales supposed to pay these services.

Answer:

You are correct, IDFG does use salmon and steelhead permit fees to pay for toilet services in anadromous fishing areas. We try to time the delivery of porta-potty toilets in spring with the arrival of larger numbers of anglers, so we are not spending a lot of money when few anglers are using the Little Salmon River. As you indicated, it is that time of year when steelhead angler numbers are increasing. We recently had ten porta-potties delivered to common fishing areas upstream of Rapid River.