Ho, ho, ho! It may be cold out there, but it’s not too cold for the fish or to go fishing.
Just bundle up and remember the neoprene fishing gloves. Hey, there’s another idea for a holiday gift for the angler.
Back to fishing. Idaho Fish and Game’s Nampa Hatchery released a majority of the more than 9,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout at the following locations on Dec. 2.
Other stocking dates are specified in the following list of waters:
Boise River (above Glenwood Bridge) - 1,200.
Boise River (below Glenwood Bridge) – 600.
Eagle Island Park Pond (Eagle) - 450.
Kleiner Park Pond – 450.
Marianne Williams Pond (Boise) – 450.
Marsing Pond – 600.
McDevitt Pond (Boise) - 450.
Merrill Pond (Eagle) – 450.
Parkcenter Pond (Boise) – 900.
Quinns (Clocktower) Pond (Boise) – 450.
Riverside Pond (Garden City) – 450.
Rotary Pond (Caldwell) - 450.
Wilson Springs (Nampa) – 250 each day Dec. 2, 16, 23, 30.
Wilson Springs Ponds (Nampa) – 400 each day, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.
Fish and Game says the number of trout actually released may be altered by weather, water conditions, equipment problems or schedule changes.
If delays occur, trout will be stocked when conditions become favorable.
With colder temperatures this week, some ponds may get edge ice or slightly freeze over. Ice on valley ponds usually can’t be trusted to support anglers for ice fishing.
FISHING, HUNTING LICENSES
Fish and Game wants to talk to hunters and anglers about hunting and fishing licenses and will host a live chat from noon to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 11.
New this year is the option to buy a three-year license. The agency says the change was made for convenience and to offer a small savings.
A three-year hunting license costs $34.75, instead of the yearly $12.75; and a three-year fishing license costs $73.75 instead of the yearly $25.75.
Those who want to participate in the chat will have an opportunity to ask questions, provide feedback and learn more about hunting and fishing license options and programs.
To participate click on the chat link on the Fish and Game’s website at HERE
Photo by Pete Zimowsky/Idaho Statesman