How many fish were stocked in the entire state by Idaho Fish and Game in 2014?
I have fished ECR since the early 1970's, mainly ice fishing, and have watched the fishery change with IDFG stocking and the introduction of BLG and CRP form the bucket folks.
Am I to view another change to the fishery as only 2500 truck trout were stocked in 2014 where as the last five years averaged 15,000 TT.
Is the IDFG planning on drawing down the Elk Creek reservoir in 2015?
I've found several alpine lakes in the Sawtooths with cutthroat trout yet the lakes do not appear in the F & G stocking reports for any year; they're called "unnamed lake" on the Idaho FishMap and no stocking record is given. In some cases, the lakes are not connected by creeks to any other lakes. Can I assume these lakes were stocked "back in the day" before records were kept and the fishery has reproduced naturally since? Or is there a super-secret stocking report only available to F & G employees (just kidding)?
I have a large pond on our property (about 1/4 acre surface area). We would like to ensure it doesn't become a breeding ground for mosquitoes.We know we will have to apply for the a private pond permit before stocking any fish, but do you have any recommendations on fish varieties which are good at controlling mosquito populations on a relatively stagnant pond?
I have noticed in in recent years that the fishing has significantly went down on the Buffalo River. In looking at historical stocking reports, it states that there has been no stocking since 2002. Is there a specific reason for this? My family and I enjoy the fishing in Island Park especially the Buffalo River and would like to know if stocking is going to start again. Thanks.
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For example, do you stock any of the lakes within the Sawtooth wilderness area, or do you only stock lakes outside the wilderness in the recreational areas. If you do *not* stock, did you at any point in time do so?
there is a lot of interest and curiosity as to why the fish and game haven't stocked walleye into the clearwater region of Idaho, and in fact the variety of fish stalked is poor.
I had already followed your directions but when you do a search as you describe below to find brook trout in the Southwest Region, none of the lakes in the Sawtooth mountains are identified. I have heard about a few lakes in the Sawtooth wilderness that have populations of brook trout but they do not show up when I do a search under other trout.
Even though IDFG doesn't stock brook trout now, why don't you include them in the historical stocking data?