Unlimited Fish at Little Camas

Idaho Fish and Game on Monday issued a salvage order for the Little Camas Reservoir in Elmore County.
A twelve year old boy wearing a life jacket and holding a bass he caught while fishing in Idaho. MR
The reservoir will likely be drained by early summer for irrigation. Because the game fish in the reservoir likely will be lost, and past efforts at salvaging fish have been futile, Fish and Game would like the public to use as many of the fish as possible.

Therefore bag, possession and size limits have been removed, effective May 5, on Little Camas Reservoir through September 30. Fish may be taken by any method except firearms, explosives, chemicals or electric current.

Anglers who participate in salvage-order fishing must be aware of possession laws that apply in other fisheries where bag limits are in effect. If they salvage 20 trout in Little Camas and move to another fishery where the possession or size limits differ, they may be cited for violating possession or size limits that apply at the second location.

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  1. Grumpy ole guy
    May 6, 2013, 5:27 pm

    The Devil makes me ask, what is the “old bag” limit? And, what are the means by which one may take old bags? And, is there a catch and release protocol for old bags.

  2. I have done a lot of thinking about fishing over the years and ended up giving both of my boats to my kids as it is their turn to use and enjoy them as I once did.

    The effort it takes to go fishing anymore and the inherent costs of getting there made me realize the best fishing is in the frozen food section of Costco. I have lost the love I once had for this sport.

  3. I called fish and game to ask if spearfishing would be allowed. According to the article that would in theory be allowed. The lady at the Boise Headquarters told me all fishing regulations still apply except the bag limit. Kind of a contradiction from their statement. “Fish may be taken by any method except firearms, explosives, chemicals or electric current.” As an Idaho Diver (Yes there are people that crazy) it would have been a unique opportunity to spear something you could cook and eat.

    EDITOR NOTE–We talked to Dave Parrish, sport fish program coordinator at F&G. Lady at front desk was wrong. She has now been informed that spearfishing and even seine netting is allowed. Be careful with the arrows and spears around those float tubers! Let us know if you and your diving partners get any food for the table…please send pictures.

  4. grumpy… I have 3 old bag’s and am working on a 4th.. I know I’m a glutton but some ones gotta do it… If any one needs to get rid of an old bag I could always use a spare… I don’t want any old bats though…

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