Press Release

Clearwater Region waters to be stocked in July

Beat the summer heat by spending some time with family and friends out on the water this July!

Hatchery personnel from Fish and Game’s Clearwater Region will be stocking over 13k catchable-sized rainbow trout in July. All stocking dates and numbers of fish are approximate.

Stocking of all waters is tentative and dependent on river/lake/pond conditions (angler safety concerns); dates may change due to weather or staffing constraints.

Body of Water Week to be Stocked Number to be Stocked
Campbells Pond Jul 4-8 1,600
Fenn Pond Jul 4-8 500
White Sands Pond Jul 4-8 400
Karolyns Pond Jul 11-15 600
Five Mile Pond Jul 11-15 686
Campbells Pond Jul 18-22 1,000
Deer Creek Reservoir Jul 18-22 2,100
Dworshak Reservoir Jul 18-22 2,100
Elk Creek Reservoir Jul 18-22 3,000
Karolyns Pond Jul 25-29 400
Crooked Creek Jul 25-29 250
White Sands Pond Jul 25-29 400

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

Many of the state's waters are easy to access, family-friendly fishing destinations. All you need to get started is a fishing license and some basic tackle. Annual adult fishing licenses cost around $30, junior licenses (ages 14-17) cost $16, and youth under 14 fish for free. Click here to buy a license.

Fishing for stocked rainbow trout, particularly in community ponds, is a great way to introduce new anglers to the sport by using simple (and relatively thrifty) set-ups like worm/marshmallow combinations or commercial baits like Power Bait or Crave, either near the bottom or below a bobber. The Learn to Fish webpage offers diagrams for basic bait rigs.

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

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