Can you name the kinds of fish in the Boise River?

catchableIdaho Rivers United put out a notice about a program on Fishes of the Boise River, at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 30, at the Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St.

In the press release, it said there are 24 species of fish in the river. Wow! I’m stumped on naming them all. Can you?

Let’s see if we are talking about the WHOLE Boise River drainage from the Sawtooths to the Snake River stocked and native: rainbow trout, brown trout, brook trout,  steelhead, suckers, whitefish, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, two kinds of catfish, carp, pike minnows, kokanee, minnows, two kinds of sculpin, sunfish and bluegills. That’s 18.

Of course there are several kinds of minnows, dace and shiners that would round out the number to two dozen.

What’s your guess?

Photo by Pete Zimowsky/Idaho Statesman

By the way, the guest speaker at the program will be Joe Kozfkay, regional fisheries biologist with Idaho Fish and Game.

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