Calling all anglers: What to know about the fish you're catching from the hatcheries producing them

Hatchery Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Posted at 4:48 PM, Oct 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-05 18:48:51-04

IDAHO — Idaho's anglers have no shortage of options in the region.

Here's what you might not know about those fish you're catching:

  • Idaho is the No. 1 producer of trout in the country
  • The Snake River aquifer stays at a temperature range between 57-59 degrees, which is perfect for raising fish
  • Hatchery fish have an 80% higher survival rate opposed to fish born in the wild
  • Fish and Game biologist work and live on site in order to keep up with the demand for angling in Idaho