Idaho Study Shows Catch-Release Trout Fishing During Low Water, High Temperatures Does Not Harm Trout Population Numbers

June 8th, 2022

Last summer was particularly dry and hot in much of Idaho, renewing concerns among some trout anglers about fishing when water temperatures climb. Anglers are often concerned that maybe they shouldn’t be fishing on the hottest days for fear that they might be reducing trout populations, but a recent study on Idaho rivers during a hot summer showed catch-and-release angling did not harm the trout population.