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Will any steelhead be released into the boise river this November?

Boise river steelhead

Answer

We certainly hope so but won't know if we have surplus until early November.  Because of the location of the trap at Hells Canyon Dam (where we trap fish for Oxbow Hatchery),  water temperatures prevent us from using the trap until early November.  Once temperatures cool down, we start trapping with our first priority of getting several hundred brood stock steelhead to continue our hatchery program.  Once we meet our hatchery goal, then we consider relocation of surplus to locations where anglers have a better opportunity to harvest the fish. 

Watch the local papers and our website for updates.