Idaho License Sales Resume

Sean Visintainer - 05/15/20

A St. Joe River cutthroat trout being released.

The light at the end of the tunnel

Idaho Fish and Game announced yesterday that they will be resuming nonresident sales on May 16th, 2020 at 10:00 am. This also means that the 14 day quarantine requirements will be relaxing.

Since Spokane is situated near the Idaho border this will be a big sense of relief for many eastern Washington anglers that annually visit Idaho's famous waterways.

The only downside to this next week is that river levels are fairly high due to spring runoff. While the levels are not completely blownout, exercise caution when wading or floating, and it's best to check flows before you go in case they get higher. Depending on your familiarity with where fish hold at high levels will help determine whether you are successful or not.

Anglers that fished the St. Joe River last week did report mostly good fishing, hatches have varied from salmonflies, skwalas, to bwo's, and March browns. I would suspect some PMD's start soon if temps continue to warm. Similar hatches have occured on the NF Coeur d'Alene, while the fishing has been spotty at best there this spring.

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