Steelhead to be stocked in Boise River
More than 250 steelhead will be stocked in the Boise River on Thursday, Nov. 1. This is the first of two planned stocking efforts during the next few weeks.
Because of their size ranging from 6 to 12 pounds, the actual number of steelhead stocked will depend on the capacity of the tanker truck hauling the fish from Oxbow Hatchery on the Snake River.The fish will be stocked in the Boise River from Glenwood Bridge to Barber Park.
All steelhead stocked in the Boise River will lack an adipose fin (the small fin normally found immediately behind the dorsal fin). Boise River anglers catching a rainbow trout longer than 20 inches that lacks an adipose fin should consider the fish a steelhead. Any steelhead caught by an angler not holding a steelhead permit must immediately be returned to the water.
Steelhead limits on the Boise River are three fish per day, nine in possession, and 20 for the fall season.