Steelhead in Boise, and We're Not Talking About Hockey

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Steelhead fishermen: It's time to get your gear ready.

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game will be releasing 250 adult steelhead in the Boise River on the afternoon of Wednesday, Nov. 10. It's just the first of three such releases scheduled for the coming weeks.
There's even better news than just the presence of fish, the steelhead released this fall have spent a full two years in the ocean, meaning they average 9 pounds each.

Stocking will be done between Glenwood Bridge and Barber Park, making downtown Boise one of the most sought after fishing spots around.

Of course, those looking to test their mettle against some whopping steelhead need to not only have a valid Idaho fishing license but also an additional steelhead permit ($12.75). The steelhead permit is good for up to 20 fish, although anglers are limited to three per day, nine in possession and 20 for the season.

For more info, call Fish and Game's Nampa office at 208-465-8465.

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