Fish Tag Information

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Idaho Power annually stocks the Snake River between Shoshone Falls and C.J. Strike Dam with rainbow trout as a way to improve sport fishing.

Some of these catchable-size stocked fish have been fitted with a metal jaw tag. Information obtained from anglers catching these tagged fish helps Idaho Power researchers determine the success of the stocking program.

This program is part of an overall fish stocking effort required by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as part of Idaho Power’s licenses to operate hydroelectric projects along the Snake River.

Should you catch a trout fitted with a single jaw tag, please record the following information:

  • The number on the tag
  • The date you caught the fish
  • The location where you caught the trout (for example, approximately one mile above C.J. Strike Dam)
  • Whether or not you released or kept the fish

Call 1-800-388-6011, toll-free, and provide this information along with your name, mailing address and telephone number. Anglers providing this information will be entered in a drawing for $1,000 to be awarded annually.