One-on-one Interview Questions

These questions are to help you form a meaningful interview with someone about Idaho's iconic fish. Feel free to pick 5-20 questions to help get the ball rolling. Don't be afraid to ask your own questions or get off-topic. Dont forget to introduce your intervewee!

  • Will you share with me what your relationship is to Idaho?
  • Can you tell me a couple of things I should understand about your background and who you are?
  • Will you tell me about your relationship with fish or fishing in Idaho?
  • What would you say to someone who doesn’t like fishing or has never gone fishing before?
  • Do you have a specific or special relationship to Chinook Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, or Steelhead Trout?
  • When you think about Idaho’s fish or fishing, who immediately comes to mind? Could you tell me about that person?
  • Is the person from your previous answer your favorite person to fish with? If not– who is? Why are they your favorite to fish with?
  • What is your earliest memory of Idaho fish or fishing?
  • In a perfect world, how frequently would you get to fish?
  • Do you have a favorite spot you like to fish?
  • What is your most recent memory of Idaho fish or fishing?
  • How do you think fishing has shaped your personal life today?
  • Could you tell me a little bit about how fish and fishing have shaped the Idaho as we know it today?
  • What is your happiest memory of Idaho fish or fishing?
  • If all of the amazing fish in Idaho were to die tomorrow– what would you want people to remember about them?
  • Do you have any regretful memories about Idaho’s fish or fishing?
  • What are your hopes and/or wishes for your grandchildren/upcoming generations around Idaho fish and fishing?
  • Is there any wisdom or advice you would like to share about Idaho’s fish or fishing?
  • What is an important fish lesson you have learned? How did you learn it?
  • What is something you would like to know about Idaho’s fish?
  • What is your most difficult memory about Idaho fish or fishing?
  • Do you or your friends have any traditions around Idaho fish or fishing? How did they get started?
  • What are your current impressions of Idaho’s wild Salmon and Steelhead?
  • Do you have any particular stories about Salmon or Steelhead? Can you tell me your favorite?
  • In your mind, what is one thing everyone could do to help these Idaho fish from going extinct?
  • Have these questions evoked the memory of a specific, personal experience with these iconic, Idaho fish?