How you can help: Check for a tag!
Carefully examine any steelhead you catch. Look for an orange or yellow piece of plastic tubing near the dorsal fin. Each tag has a unique number printed on the tag. Record the tag number, river section where you caught the fish, and the date you caught it.
REMEMBER: Only hatchery steelhead with clipped adipose fin may be kept.
Report tagged fish!
If you catch a tagged steelhead, please report the tag number to Fish and Game. Record the tag number and where you caught the fish. Reporting a tagged fish is easy and can be done either online, or by calling us as 1-866-258-0338.
Catch a reward tag? All reward tags must be reported and then mailed to IDFG to be paid. Just cut the tag off and send it to:
Mail Reward Tags to:
Fish Tag Returns
1414 E. Locust Ln
Nampa ID, 83686
Want to learn more about this study and others like it? Visit our Wild Salmon and Steelhead Conservation webpage for more information by clicking here.