Idaho Admin. Code r. 13.01.11.011 - DEFINITIONS - CONDUCT OF FISHING

Current through August 30, 2021

01. Artificial Fly. Any fly made entirely of rubber, wood, metal, glass, feather, fiber, or plastic by the method known as fly tying. (7-1-21)T
02. Artificial Lure. Any device made entirely of rubber, wood, metal, glass, feather, fiber, or plastic with hook or hooks attached. (7-1-21)T
03. Bag Limit. The maximum number of fish that may be lawfully taken by any one (1) person in one (1) day, construed in accordance with Sections 36-202 and 36-410, Idaho Code. (7-1-21)T
04. Bait. Organic substances, other than rubber, wood, feather, fiber, or plastic, attached to a hook to attract fish. Bait includes insects, insect larvae, worms, dead fish, fish parts, any other animal or vegetable matter, or scented synthetic materials. (7-1-21)T
05. Barbless Hook. A fish hook without barbs or on which all barbs have been bent completely closed. (7-1-21)T
06. Catch-and-Release. Effort, by permitted methods, to catch fish, provided that any fish so caught is released immediately back to the water. (7-1-21)T
07. Confluence of a Stream or River. The point where two (2) rivers or streams come together. (7-1-21)T
08. Diversion. A man-made structure designed to change the direction of flowing water in a stream. (7-1-21)T
09. Diversion Pond. A man-made pond holding water taken from a stream or reservoir, which pond may be connected to the stream or reservoir by an open ditch or pipe. (7-1-21)T
10. Drainage. All water flowing into a common river or stream system, either above or below ground, due to area geography. (7-1-21)T
11. Electric Motors Only. For fishing waters listed in proclamation as "electric motors only," no gas (internal combustion) motors may be used, although they may be attached to the boat. (7-1-21)T
12. Fish Trap. Any man-made structure designed to capture fish. (7-1-21)T
13. Fish Weir. Any man-made structure placed in a water body to delay or divert migrating fish. (7-1-21)T
14. Flat Water. Water where there is no observable direction of flow. (7-1-21)T
15. Float Tube. A floating device that suspends a single occupant, from the seat down, in the water, and is not propelled by oars, paddles, or motors. (7-1-21)T
16. Fly Fishing. Fishing with a fly rod, fly reel, fly line, and artificial fly. (7-1-21)T
17. General Fishing Season. The season and bag limits as determined by proclamation on a Regional basis. (7-1-21)T
18. Harvest. Reduce a fish to possession. (7-1-21)T
19. Hook. A bent wire device, for the catching of fish, to which one (1), two (2), or three (3) points may be attached to a single shank. Up to five (5) hooks per line may be used, except where specifically identified. (7-1-21)T
20. Ice Fishing. Fishing through an opening broken or cut through the ice. (7-1-21)T
21. Length. The length between the tip of the nose or jaw and the tip of the tail fin. (7-1-21)T
22. Limit is 0 (Zero). Fishing is allowed, provided the fish is released after landing and not reduced to possession. (7-1-21)T
23. Motor. Includes electric and internal combustion motors. (7-1-21)T
24. Mouth of River or Stream. The place where a river or stream enters a larger body of water. (7-1-21)T
25. No Motors. For fishing waters listed in proclamation as "no motors," no person may fish from a boat with a motor attached. (7-1-21)T
26. Possession Limit. As defined in Section 36-202, Idaho Code. (7-1-21)T
27. Reservoir. The flat water level existing at any time within a reservoir basin. Unless noted otherwise, a stream flowing through the drawdown portion of a reservoir is not considered part of the reservoir. (7-1-21)T
28. Season Limit. The maximum number of fish that may be lawfully harvested in any declared season. (7-1-21)T
29. Section. An area of a river, stream, or reservoir between specific boundary locations. (7-1-21)T
30. Single-Point Hook. A bent wire device, for catching fish, with one (1) shank and one (1) point. (7-1-21)T
31. Sliding Sinker. A method of attaching a sinker to a device that slides freely on the main line. (7-1-21)T
32. Snagging. Taking or attempting to take a fish by use of a hook or lure in any manner or method other than enticing or attracting a fish to strike with, and become hooked in, its mouth or jaw. (7-1-21)T
33. Special Rule Waters. Any water with a gear, season, or bag limit rule that is listed in proclamation and different from the general fishing season. (7-1-21)T
34. Tributary. A stream flowing into a larger stream or lake. (7-1-21)T
35. Unattended Line. A line not under the immediate surveillance by the angler. (7-1-21)T
36. Upstream. Moving from a lower elevation towards a higher elevation point in the same stream. (7-1-21)T
37. Watercraft. Those devices designed as a means of transportation on water. (7-1-21)T

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