Questions & Answers: pikeminnow
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Q: i would like information re: pike minnows impact on native speicies, details about bounty placed on them and rules re: methods of capture
A: Northern pikeminnow (squawfish) are a native specie to Idaho. They are highly predatory once they reach 8 - 10" and tend to prey more on soft-ray fish such as rainbow trout, cutthroat, salmon and steelhead smolts (juveniles). This makes sense when you consider that all of these species are ...
A: Idaho no longer pays for the removal of northern pikeminnow. There is a northern pikeminnow removal program on the Snake River below Hells Canyon that is administered by Oregon. Check their website for more details - if you are interested in participating. F08