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Idaho Fish and Game


Alpine Lake Fishing

Alpine lakes provide a unique fishing experience in Idaho's scenic backcountry

Idaho has over 3,700 alpine lakes, ranging in size from small temporary ponds to large lakes over a mile long. Not all lakes have fish, Idaho Fish and Game stocks hundreds of trout in alpine lakes every year.

These lakes are primarily in remote mountainous backcountry areas and often within wilderness areas that are typically only accessible by foot or horseback. However, a small number of high mountain lakes are accessible using vehicles like motorcycles, ATVs, or even automobiles in some cases.