In addition to catching fish and experiencing nature, "small water" anglers often tell us that nice amenities, such as fishing docks, are an important part of enjoying this lifetime activity. Heeding that message, the Southwest Region's Fishing and Boating Access Program has focused on improving amenities at many small waters, such as neighborhood ponds and easily accessible fishing areas.
Recently, Fish and Game staff became aware that the fishing docks at Caldwell Rotary Pond were flat out worn out after many years of use and needed to be put out to pasture.
Shortly thereafter, a cooperative partnership was formed between the City of Caldwell, Idaho Fish & Wildlife Foundation, a private contractor, and Fish and Game to removed the old docks and replace them with new ones. The project wrapped up about a month ago, and anglers of all ages and mobility levels can enjoy better access to this pond for many years to come.
Caldwell Rotary pond is about 17 acres and has rainbow trout, largemouth bass, bluegill and catfish. Fish and Game stocked about 1,100 trout in the pond on Oct. 30, and it will continue to be stocked periodically until winter conditions make it unfeasible. You can read more information about Rotary Pond in our Fish Planner.