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What fish are illegal to catch here in Idaho? What guidelines should 4-H kids know?

I am a 4-H Leader in Ola, ID and I am in need of information of restrictions of all kinds to teach my 4-H kids. Any information is appreciated.

Answer

The list of game fish (copied below) is found in the Fishing Rules Book.

 

Game Fish: Brook, brown, bull, cutthroat, golden, lake (Mackinaw), rainbow (including steelhead), splake and Sunapee

trout; trout hybrids; Chinook, coho, Atlantic, and kokanee (blueback) salmon; grayling; whitefish; cisco; crappie; perch;

bass; catfish; bullhead; sunfish; sturgeon; northern pike; tiger muskie; walleye and sauger; and burbot (Ling). Bullfrogs and

crayfish are also defined as game fish.

Nongame Fish: Any fish not specifically defined as a “game fish.”

Protected nongame fish are Shoshone, Wood River, and Bear Lake sculpin, sand roller, northern leatherside chub and Pacific lamprey (you cannot fish for these)

The fishing rules are divided into information for each region of the state.  There are general seasons that apply to all waters in one region but a few lakes, rivers and reservoirs have special rules.  These are listed by region.  You will also find  pictures of Idaho fish on pages 56-59 of the rules book.