Some people love to hibernate during winter, enjoying the comfort of their warm homes and sipping on hot drinks next to a crackling fire. However, for others, winter is a time of adventure and excitement. One such adventure is the opportunity to catch native and once rare burbot in the Kootenai River.
If you’re one of those brave souls who decides to venture out into the cold waters this winter, you can help improve fishing by reporting your tagged burbot catches. This will allow Fish and Game to better understand burbot catch rates, harvest rates, and survival rates. In return for your help, selected tags are worth $100!
To report your tagged burbot catch, simply call 1-866-258-0338 or register online as part of the Angler Science Program package. So what are you waiting for? Grab your fishing gear and head out to the Kootenai River this winter! With the right equipment and a bit of luck, you might just be one of the lucky few to catch a tagged burbot and win $100!