Ask fFsh and Game: High Water Fishing

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Q. Can I still go fishing with the high water in the river?

A. Many Idaho streams are generally high and may be difficult right now. It’s not just about whether the fish will bite; it’s also a safety question. Keep a close eye on young children around fast moving water. The best advice is to decide where you want to go and call Fish and Game or local tackle shops to check on conditions before heading out. The U.S. Geological Survey also provides a report on streamflows at this site For help in finding a place to go fishing, try the Idaho Fish and Game Fishing Planner at: