Whitman County Gazette 

Sturgeon release set for Snake River

Series: Sports Briefs | Story 29

March 24, 2022

LEWISTON, Idaho — The Idaho Department of Fish and Game will be releasing white sturgeon into the Snake River after rearing at a new hatchery.

The fish were reared at the new Niagara Springs Sturgeon Hatchery, officials said, noting the facility is located near Wendell, Idaho.

The Idaho Power Co. paid for the sturgeon hatchery, officials said, noting this release is the first from the facility.

Sturgeon fishing in Idaho waters of the Snake River is catch-and-release, officials said.


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