Questions & Answers: fish records
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A: The catch-and-keep season for bass is open year-around on most waters. There are, however, a few exceptions where we are trying to manage for quality or trophy populations of bass. In order for a fish to qualify as a "state record" the fish needs to be weighed on a state certified scale. These ...
A: We keep big fish records (as determined by weight) for fish that are commonly caught by anglers in Idaho. We have added species to the list over the years based on expanding populations or increasing angler interest. If you catch a blue catfish, fill out the record fish form on our website and ...