The Idaho Fish and Game Department is inviting the public to harvest
fish trapped in irrigation canals along the Boise, Payette and Weiser rivers.
The trapped fish enter the full irrigation canals during spring and
summer, but when fall arrives and water flow into the canals is curtailed,
cutthroats and hatchery trout, along with rough fish, such as squaw fish
and suckers, are left high and dry.
"In the old days, before construction of the Hells Canyon dams,
we saw some …