150 steelhead to be released in Boise River

Posted at 12:00 PM, Nov 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-18 14:00:08-05

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has announced that roughly 150 steelhead will be released into the Boise River on Thursday, November 19th.

In years past, about 900 steelhead make their annual trip from the Hells Canyon Dam to the Boise River but this year only 300 fish made it back to the Boise River.

Four locations will be stocked along the Boise River including the Glenwood Bridge, just below the Broadway Avenue Bridge, the Parkcenter Bridge and Barber Park.

Anglers hoping to snag a fish will need a $12.75 steelhead permit that is good for 20 fish for the season.

Barbless hooks are not required for the Boise River Steelhead angling.

The hatchery steelhead will lack an adipose fin which is a small fin located behind the dorsal fin.

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.