Sturgeon are also caught at the base of pillar falls. It is easier if the idiots in.
We ve only stocked sturgeon in this area within the past 5 years.
Sturgeon fishing american falls idaho. In the snake river sturgeon range upstream to shoshone falls and have also been introduced below the american falls dam. We see some great catches here and it gives all our southern idaho and utah customers a place to experience these amazing fish close to home. Similar introduction efforts begun in 1990 on the snake river below american falls have proven successful.
In the snake river individuals range upstream to shoshone falls and have been introduced below american falls dam. Below american falls dam anglers enjoy catching 6 sturgeon at come from hatchery fish stocked 10 15 years ago. They can live to be over 100 years old.
You can not keep the sturgeon. We offer both trophy trout fishing catch and release sturgeon fishing smallmouth bass and bow fishing for carp. Come experience the amazing fishing opportunities that abound around the american falls idaho area.
All you need to bring is proper clothing camera sunscreen and an idaho fishing licence. They reside in the snake lower salmon and kootenai rivers of idaho. Sturgeon are large tackle fish and we re excited about being able to offer this type of recreational fishing opportunity fredericks said.
The white sturgeon occurs in the large rivers of the pacific northwest from central california to southwest alaska wydoski and whitney 2003. All sturgeon fishing in idaho is strictly catch and release with barbless hooks required. This is a great section of river that holds a ton of fish.
We have three fish on this set line and two of them weigh around 100 pounds teuscher said. The largest verified record was a 1 387 pound fish caught in 1897. They are creatures of large rivers and are uniquely adapted for life on the bottom.
American falls sturgeon fishing. We have idaho outfitter permits to fish the snake river below american falls reservoir and american falls reservoir. Historically sturgeon up to 1 500 pounds were caught by anglers.
This planted population of sturgeon is growing better than. By harry morse southeast region conservation educator working with fisheries biologist david teuscher tagging sturgeon below american falls dam in april helped me understand why anglers are so interested in catching them. The snake river population in idaho is found in the snake and salmon rivers.
American falls below the dam at in american falls you can catch sturgeon. White sturgeon acipenser transmontanus are the largest freshwater fish in north america. Sturgeon can be fished for in idaho and the lengths of these sturgeon can top 10 feet long.
250 person with a 3 person minimum 600 for a 2 person private boat please call for single and two person trips. Give dani in our office a call at 280 669 1569 or click the book online button below. Click here to book online.
Snake river below american falls. Snake river below american falls reservoir. It is catch and release only but there is no fishing in idaho that can even remotely compare to the sturgeon fishing.
For a full information page on our american falls sturgeon trips click here. Most will be less than 5 in length. Snake river below idaho falls.