Anglers, leave dynamite at home

NEZ PERCE COUNTY

POSTED: 10:27 AM Sep 02 2013   UPDATED: 3:26 PM Sep 02 2013
LEWISTON, Idaho -

Anglers heading to Soldiers Meadow Reservoir near Lewiston can catch as many fish as they want from the northcentral Idaho irrigation impoundment, in any way - as long as they don't employ firearms, explosives, chemicals or electricity.
    
Idaho Fish and Game's plans to use a chemical to kill Soldiers Meadows' fish in a bid to improve its attractiveness as a fishery.
    
Currently, the reservoir is choked with perch, crappie and bullhead, species illegally introduced over the years.
    
Through Oct. 31, licensed anglers can catch as many fish as they want - short of blowing them up, poisoning them or frying them with a jolt of electricity.
    
After that, plans call for 10,000 9-inch rainbow trout to be planted before Memorial Day.