Idaho Fish and Game Encourages Taking Snake Rainbows

October 22, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

In an effort to increase cutthroat trout populations on the South Fork of the Snake River, Idaho has adopted a recommendation that rubs against traditional fly-fishing mores. “’In the fly fishing world, all these years we’ve been trained and programmed for catch-and-release fishing,’ [South Fork Lodge manager Shaun] Lawson said. ‘It’s been pretty hard for fly fisherman to digest a catch-and-keep program.’” John O’Connell in the Idaho State Journal.