This Saturday, anglers can participate in their favorite pastime and support a good cause....re-establishing fish populations in a couple of Southern Idaho reservoirs.

The winter’s heavy snow pack has filled many small lakes and reservoirs throughout Southwest Idaho including Blacks Creek and Indian Creek Reservoir. Idaho Fish and Game will be stationed at CJ Strike Reservoir this Saturday, (May 13) from 10:00am to 6:00pm, collecting Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, and Yellow Perch from fisherman to transfer to the two reservoirs.

Idaho Fish and Game biologist Mike Peterson says “we want to encourage all licensed anglers to join us for the capture event.”

According to the Idaho Fish and Game, participating anglers should stop at the Air Force boat ramp (just north of Strike Dam) to register. “Because it is illegal to transport live fish without a permit within the state, Fish and Game will provide permission slips to transport live fish during the event.

Holding pens will be placed adjacent to the Air Force boat ramp, where participating fisherman can drop off their live fish. At the end of the day, the fish will be loaded into hatchery trucks and delivered to the respective reservoirs.