Magic Valley Fish and Game release thousands of rainbow trout into Snake River

“This provides a unique winter, early spring opportunity to catch fish”
Published: Jan. 29, 2021 at 5:23 PM MST|Updated: Feb. 2, 2021 at 5:15 PM MST
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TTWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Magic Valley anglers have another opportunity to fish on the Snake River thanks to unique circumstances.

Nearly 9,000 fish from local fisheries were donated to the Magic Valley Fish and Game to be released into the Snake River.

Lack of demand in the restaurant industry caused the fisheries to have a large number of excess rainbow trout.

Posted by Idaho Fish and Game Magic Valley on Friday, January 29, 2021

The trout are all at least one pound and were released at Centennial Waterfront Park and can be a great alternative to ice fishing.

“This provides a unique winter, early spring opportunity to catch fish,” said regional fisheries manager Mike Peterson. “Down below Centennial Park in that section of river ... we typically don’t release rainbow trout. As well as down near Bell Rapids in the Hagerman Valley.”

Fish and Game said it will post information on any future releases on its website.

Centennial Waterfront Park is managed by the City of Twin Falls and can be found at the bottom of the Canyon Springs Road on the Southside of the Snake River Canyon.

For information about winter fishing opportunities contact the Magic Valley Regional Office at 208-324-4359.

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