A Salvage Order: Take The Fish Now


By Joey Martin

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) The 2013 fishing season is here and anglers are eager to hit the rivers and lakes.

This year the Idaho Department of Fish and Game say the fish are here but the water is low.

Due to lower than normal snow falls this winter some rivers and streams are facing an abundance of fish.

Meaning, in some areas, a catch limit is waved off and a salvage order is in effect.

“A salvage order is essentially where the Fish and Game has determined that the fishery is under emanate demise… those fish will die. They take off the limits and allow people to salvage those fish, the idea is, we would rather have people take those fish home rather them just die in the spot.”
Said Doug Megargle, Idaho Fish and Game Regional Fishery Manager

About 95% of fishing locations in southern Idaho still have a catch limit.

For information on catch limits and locations where a salvage order is in effect.

Or for more information on the rules and regulations of fishing in Idaho.

Log onto the Idaho Department of Fish and Games website at WWW.FISHAND GAME.IDAHO.GOV

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