Southern Idaho anglers have a few more chances to bring home dinner, thanks to Idaho Power’s annual fall fish stocking program.
The company released 50,000 rainbow trout at C.J. Strike Reservoir last week and 19,000 more at the Bell Rapids Sportsman Access on the Snake River. The fish released at Bell Rapids include 4,000 jaw-tagged trout, which can earn a lucky angler up to $1,000.
Idaho Power did not release trout at Centennial Park near Twin Falls this year due to the state’s ongoing treatment and monitoring for invasive quagga mussels. River access in that stretch of the river remains closed. Updated information, including a map of the closure area, is available at Idaho.gov/quagga.
Idaho Power releases trout to support recreation on the Snake River as part of its federal license to operate hydroelectric projects on the Snake River. Information about how to report catching a tagged trout can be found at idahopower.com/recreation.