• Fishing Reports

  • Outdoor News
        - Business
        - Great Lakes
        - Great Plains
        - Northeast
        - Northwest
        - Rocky Mountains
        - Southeast
        - Southwest
        - Technology
        - Trophy Catches

    Recreational Real Estate

    Cabins for Sale
    Farms & Ranches
    Lakefront Properties
    Mountain Homes & Properties
    Riverfront Homes & Properties
    Other Recreational Properties


  • Idaho Outdoor News

    Steelhead Anglers Disgusted With Snaggers
    Location: Idaho

    Almost daily, officials with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game receive reports from concerned anglers complaining about illegal and unethical fishing behavior.

    'Snagging is a big problem right now,' Idaho Fish and Game Conservation Officer Larry Willmott said. "It's illegal and unethical and true sportsmen know it."

    Steelhead become vulnerable to snagging when moving through shallow sections of the rivers or when congregating in shallow areas to spawn.

    "The majority of anglers are good folks that obey the laws and follow a strong code of ethics, Willmott said. Unfortunately, there are a few that intentionally break the law."

    It is unlawful to take or attempt to take a game fish by snagging, or to keep a game fish that has been snagged. Snagging means the taking or attempt to take fish by use of a hook or lure in any manner other than enticing or attracting a fish to strike with, and become hooked, in its mouth or jaw. In other words, the fish must do the striking, not the angler. Any game fish that is hooked other than the mouth or jaw must be released unharmed immediately.

    Anyone who witnesses any illegal fishing or hunting activity are encouraged to contact the Citizens Against Poaching Hotline at 1-800-632-5999, the local Fish and Game office or the local Fish and Game conservation officer. Callers may remain anonymous, and rewards are offered for any information leading to a citation.

    "Collect as much information as possible and report it as soon as you can," Willmott said. "The more information we have, the easier it is to apprehend and bring these violators to justice."

    News Source: Idaho F&G - Mar. 03, 2009

    There are no comments for this article.

    Be the first to comment here.

    «Back | News Home

    © 2018 All rights reserved.