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$1,000 reward issued for info on illegal stocking of walleye in Lake Cascade

Idaho Fish and Game says the fish was illegally stocked in the reservoir and it's the first-ever confirmed report of walleye in Lake Cascade. (Google Earth + Idaho Fish and Game)

A $1,000 reward is being offered for information on who illegally stocked walleye into Lake Cascade.

Idaho Fish and Game says the fish was illegally stocked in the reservoir and it's the first-ever confirmed report of walleye in Lake Cascade.

“This illegal introduction was carefully thought out,” Dale Allen, Idaho Fish and Game fisheries manager said in August. “The closest walleye fishery is more than 200 miles from Cascade. To survive the extended transport time, this fish – and possibly others – would have required clean, cold, aerated water for a number of hours.”

Fish and game says walleye in Lake Cascade threatens one of the country's premiere yellow perch fisheries.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 1-800-632-5999.

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