Idaho Fish and Game

Carp-chaser lands Utah state record

Henry Charlier, of Boise, Idaho, landed a state-record 34-pound common carp from the Snake River on May 3. Henry wrangled the lunker carp while fishing the stretch below CJ Strike Reservoir. The fish beats the previously-held record of 30.4 pounds, set by Alexander Veenstra last December. As an avid angler, Henry enjoys the challenge of chasing big carp, which can…

Group calls for fishing ban to protect Idaho steelheads

LEWISTON, Idaho — Fisheries managers should shut down steelhead fishing in the Columbia and Snake river basins to protect a wild run that returns to Idaho’s Clearwater River, according to a conservation group. The Conservation Angler told The Lewiston Tribune in a story on Saturday that even catch-and-release regulations threaten the survival of B-run steelhead. In a letter to Idaho…