U.S. Forest Service officials are considering a proposal to open non-wilderness areas in northern Jackson Hole to guided day-use shore fishing.

The proposal involves portions of Pacific Creek, Spread Creek, Blackrock Creek and the Buffalo Fork of the Snake River in Bridger-Teton National Forest.

Under the proposal, total use would be capped at 600 guided shore fishing days a year, and no more than two guides a day would be allowed to take clients to the Buffalo Fork.

The Forest Service still has more study to do and public comment to take before acting on the plan.

Blackrock District Ranger Todd Stiles tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide that if approved, the soonest guided fishing could begin is around the summer 2017.