Boise Valley Fly Fishers
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Boise River Redd Protection

18 Dec 2022 11:40 AM | Troy Pearse (Administrator)

Boise Flood District 10 has begun their annual winter maintenance in the Boise River to remove debris that could be a flood risk come higher spring runoff flows. This year the Flood District will again be using a map of Brown Trout redds to avoid inadvertently driving through them. Last year the Flood District reported that with the help of the BVFF Redd Map they were able to successfully avoid the Brown Trout Redds--and the machinery drivers even identified some redds that BVFF missed!

This Fall, BVFF members floated the river from Veterans Park to Star, marking redds and updating the Redd Map for the Flood District. There were noticeably fewer Brown Trout redd counts this year, especially on the North Channel around Eagle Island, which was where the most brown trout redds were last year. We think there were fewer redds because although flows on the main Boise River were slightly higher than last year, the flows on the North Channel were 25% lower. BVFF is partnering with Idaho Fish And Game to track the Brown Trout Redds over time to get a better idea of how they change year to year.

For more information on this program, see the Idaho Press Article

BVFF Members Klaus Kissman and Troy Pearse counting redds
in the North Channel of the Boise River.

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