Applications for Fishing

We create applications for anglers to learn about Idaho's waters and fisheries.

Waters and Regulations

Henrys Fork

Idaho Fishing Planner

Complete fishery data for Idaho's waters. Find recommended fishing waters, family fishing waters, fish presence, stocking reports, species, facilities, maps and rules.

Recommended Fishing Waters

Regional fisheries managers have selected these rivers, lakes and streams as good locations for catching fish with reasonable access.

Family Fishing Waters

Stocked regularly with catchable fish, these locations are ideal for sharing the joy of fishing with your children or grandchildren.

Map Center

Use the Map Center to zoom around Idaho. Select a lake or stream to view regulations, facilities and stocking history.

Fish Stocking

Fish stocking truck in operation

Stocking Schedule

Catchable fish are stocked in the Spring, Summer and early Fall at many ponds and lakes throughout the state. Check these regional fishing report links to see if fish will soon be stocked in your area.

Fish in a net are emptied into a shallow stream

Historical Stocking Records

View over 100,000 fish stocking events statewide since 1967. Many anglers use these historical stocking records from several years back to identify lakes and streams with mature fish today.

Salmon and Steelhead

Releasing a wild Fall Chinook salmon

Chinook Salmon Fishing

IFWIS and our partners maintain the harvest reports, dam counts and hatchery return data for Chinook Salmon fisheries.

 Steelhead angler orange driftboat

Steelhead Fishing

IFWIS and our partners maintain the harvest reports, dam counts and hatchery return data for Steelhead Salmon fisheries.


Blackfoot River WMA / Photo by Don Jenkins

Wildlife Management Areas

Learn about IDFG's 32 Wildlife Management Areas, which provide wildlife habitat and are available for hunting, fishing and other public enjoyment of wildlife.

AccessYes! signage on property fence.

Access Yes! Guide

Access Yes! is a program designed to improve sportsmen's access to private land or through private land to public land by compensating willing landowners who provide access.

Elk Bend Boating Access sign and boat ramp April 2014

Fishing and Boating Access Sites

Explore the IDFG Fishing and Boating Access Sites interactive Map!