fisheries

Are perch in CJ Strike at risk of overpopulation?

I have heard conflicting opinions among fishermen about keeping lots of perch at CJ Strike. Some say limits should be placed to prevent diminishing the fishery. Others say perch are overpopulating, and as many as possible should be removed to prevent stunted fish.

What is IDFG's view of the status of the perch populations at Strike, and what should anglers do to maximize the quality?

The work of a fisheries biologist can be the PITs

Fish management can sometimes be a down-right "dirty" profession.  Read how our research staff is slogging around in the mud and sifting through pelican poop in the name of managing rainbow trout fisheries in southern Idaho.
 
Read about a recent Fisheries field adventure studying pelicans appetites in this blog entry, and this story.
 
BLOG: Muddy Embarassment at Pelican Island
 
STORYHow many trout do pelicans eat?
 
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