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Q: Why did you put clipped hatchery trout in the south fork of the clear water. This is considered a trash fish to a lot of fisherman and damaging to our native rivers.
A: Every year we release over one million hatchery steelhead smolts into the South Fork Clearwater River (no hatchery rainbow trout catchables are released into this river). Two years later, many of these steelhead smolts will return as 12-16 pound steelhead that attract anglers from all over the ...
A: According to our records, we did not know that there were wild trout in Sand Hollow Creek. I certainly didn't know. A couple of other sampling sites surveyed in this creek during 2001 came up as no fish present. We appreciate the information. I would like to talk with you on the phone about your ...