Saw this article from the Idaho Statesman today and thought many of you would be interested to know that the mainstem Boise River is offering as many as 5,000 trout a mile, a 16-fold population increase since 1994.
Biologist Joe Kozfkay says, “Anything over 1,000 to 1,500 trout a mile is pretty good,” adding, “Four thousand per mile is really good.”
If you live in the area or visit Boise, give this a read:
Tens of thousands of trout were trapped in irrigation ditches that were shut off from the Boise River earlier this month.
Fish are left stranded each year in the 45 diversions that bring water to farms and homes and turn the Treasure Valley into a verdant, thriving community.
They range from a few inches long to more than 16 inches. Several times over the years, fishing groups have worked with irrigation companies to salvage some of the fish before the waters dry up.
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