The boat ramp at Chesterfield Reservoir and the entire Lower Portneuf River campground facility near Lava Hot Springs owned and managed by Fish and Game have been closed until further notice.
If you have never “dunked a worm” or “wet a fly”, you don’t know what you are missing! And, here is your chance to find out. Head out to one of the Free Fishing Day events being held in the Southeast Region on June 10-- no fishing license required!
Grab your fishing pole, pack the cooler, and don’t forget your fishing license! Nearly 23,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout are headed to various locations in southeast Idaho during June. And, check it out, 1000 tiger trout are headed to Montpelier Reservoir— home of the state record for this species!
This year, all anglers, residents and nonresidents, can celebrate the day by fishing Idaho's waters without a license on Saturday, June 10th, 2023. Some locations will have fishing gear that you can borrow or you are encouraged to bring a fishing pole and your own tackle and prepare for a fun–filled day of fishing!
For Idaho Fish and Game biologists in Southern Idaho, there’s one particular upland game bird species of note, hiding in plain sight within the bunchgrass. Every spring, they show off their best dance moves to hopefully attract a mate. The spectacle, one of the most unique performances put on by the animal kingdom, signifies the first chapter of the Columbian sharp-tailed grouse’s story.
Anglers may notice a large pair of antennas connected to a battery box and solar panel at Winchester Lake this year. Fisheries biologists will monitor the receiver and download the tracking data every other week throughout the study period.
Clearwater Region fisheries manager, Joe DuPont, provides a weekly update on Idaho's Spring Chinook Salmon fisheries.