Shocking Developments on South Fork of the Snake

Photo: Idaho Fish and Game

With rainbow trout at record numbers on the South Fork of the Snake River, Idaho Fish and Game plans an aggressive electrofishing operation this spring to remove 30% or about 12,000 rainbow trout.

The intent of the operation is to protect native Yellowstone cutthroat trout in one of the species’ last strongholds in the West. Rainbow trout abundance in the river has exploded in recent years despite Fish and Game programs to curtail the population.

Outfitters who guide the South Fork have mixed feelings about the program.

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