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Fishing Season Opens May 27

Idaho's general fishing season on rivers and streams will open Saturday, May 27. The annual opener is always scheduled for the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend so anglers can take advantage of the holiday. Most lakes and reservoirs are open year around. The next fishing "event" will be Free Fishing Day June 10, when anyone can fish without a license. Even salmon anglers get a break, not needing either a license or a permit. All other rules such as limits or tackle restrictions still apply. The limit on trout is six in Idaho's general season, and on brook trout, 10 in addition to the limit on trout in any water. Exceptions to the rules or special regulations on individual waters are listed in the 2000-2001 seasons and rules brochure, available at license vendors and Fish and Game offices.