Steelhead To Make Trek to Boise River Later This Week


Treasure Valley anglers will be happy to hear that more than 250 steelhead will be introduced to the Boise River Thursday, Nov. 1.

The fish—coming down from the Oxbow Hatchery on the Snake River south of Hells Canyon Dam—will be the first of two planned stocking efforts in the next few weeks, according to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

Fish and Game officials remind Idahoans that a $12.75 steelhead fishing license is good for 20 fish per season, but no more than three per day. A three-day nonresident license costs $37.50.

The Boise River steelhead season runs from Sept. 1 until Monday, Dec. 31. Adult steelhead are only present in the Boise River when they're stocked by Idaho Fish and Game.

Hundreds of thousands of steelhead have already been stocked on four separate occasions this year into the Little Salmon River.