Idaho Fish and Game to kill all the fish at Hawkins Reservoir

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game said invasive largemouth bass in Hawkins Reservoir are threatening the trout population. So the agency is looking to cull all the fish in the reservoir later this month to get rid of the invasive species.

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Regional Fisheries Manager David Teuscher said the bass were dumped in the reservoir illegally, and not only do they compete with the trout for food, the bass also eat young, fingerling trout. Fish and Game officials said it is illegal to transport live fish from one fishery to another without a permit. The largemouth bass were most likely introduced at Hawkins three to four years ago, and today Teuscher estimates that there are tens of thousands of the invasive fish.

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