Boise River now stocked with steelhead

Posted at 5:19 PM, Nov 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-19 19:19:40-05

Thanksgiving with turkey is traditional but if you’re looking to impress family and friends with something a little more “Idahoan,” maybe dusting off the fishing pole and landing a steelhead from the Boise River is in your future.

About 150 hatchery steelhead were stocked along the Boise River from the Glenwood Bridge to Barber Park.

"It's just as a chance basically for people in town to have a chance to steelhead fish. The access and what not at Hells Canyon is pretty difficult and not a lot of people go there, so this is a way of sort of sharing the catch, some of the returning fish with a lot more people," Idaho Fish and Game Biologist Art Butts explained.

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