The public fish salvage at Horsethief Reservoir, from July 18 through Oct. 20, suspends bag and possession limits. It is the first step in rehabilitating the reservoir east of Cascade to remove undesirable fish species, specifically illegally introduced brown bullheads.
Anglers must have a valid Idaho fishing license. With the exception of firearms, explosives, chemicals and electricity, fish may be taken with any method, including seines and dip nets, according to Idaho Fish and Game.
The reservoir will be drained Sept. 8 after most of the fishing season is over and will not be available for ice fishing during the 2015-16 season, according to Idaho Fish and Game.
Once the reservoir is drained, Fish and Game will apply rotenone to the reservoir and the stream that enters it. The reservoir outlet gate will be closed the day of treatment, and the rotenone will naturally dissipate in the weeks after the treatment. When applied to water, rotenone is lethal to fish but harmless to livestock, wildlife, pets and humans.
Never miss a local story.
More information: 208-634-8137.