Anglers away: Southeast Idaho primed for banner fishing year

If you’re an angler looking for success this year in southeast Idaho, remember this — reservoirs and lakes early, rivers and streams later. This year is expected to be a banner year for fishing all across the state, thanks to a wet, snowy winter that has replenished Idaho’s once-suffering snowpack.

As we speak, Idaho’s water managers are dealing with an issue they haven’t dealt with in quite some time — there’s just too much water. “There are no expected water supply shortages expected across 99 percent of the state,” Shawn Nield, Snow Survey Program manager for the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Idaho, said in a news release issued earlier this spring. “The greatest concern, especially in southern Idaho, is too much snow and how to safely release the excess water.”

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