Fishing For White Sturgeon in Hell’s Canyon, Idaho

Idaho Power Company biologists have completed the first of a three-year survey of white sturgeon and report a diverse population of healthy fish in the lower Snake River between the utility’s Hells Canyon Dam and Lower Granite Dam, which is owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. From mid-June to mid-October, biologists studied a 140-mile stretch of the Snake River to capture, tag, weigh and measure white sturgeon. The crew recorded more than 630 live captures across a wide range of weights and sizes. The study yielded sturgeon as short as 1.8 feet, weighing 1.3 pounds, all the way up to a Read More

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