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Idaho Fish and Game to stock more than 33,000 rainbow trout in the Clearwater region in May – Dailyfly

For maps of these Idaho fishing locations and other fishing destinations, visit the Fish Planner.

All you need to get started is a fishing license and some basic equipment. Annual fishing licenses for adults cost about $30, junior licenses (ages 14-17) cost $16, and youth under 14 fish for free. Click here to purchase a license.

Fishing for stocked rainbow trout, especially in community ponds, is a great way to introduce new anglers to the sport by using simple (and relatively economical) setups such as worm/marshmallow combinations or commercial baits such as Power Bait or Crave, either near the bottom or under a bobber. The Learn to Fish web page provides diagrams for basic bait installations.

Most Idaho waters are open to fishing year-round, but some waters may have slightly different rules. Be sure to pick up a 2022-2024 Idaho Fishing Seasons and Rules Booklet, which details season dates, special regulations and bag limits, at all Idaho Fish and Game offices or most sporting goods stores statewide.

Need some help reading Idaho’s fishing rules? Click here to watch a short video on how to use the fishing season and rule book.