Press Release

Magic Valley Region rainbow trout stocking schedule for August 2021

Approximately 23,100 catchable rainbow trout will be stocked throughout the Magic Valley Region in August.

Hatchery personnel from Fish and Game’s Magic Valley Region will be stocking approximately 23,100 10-12” catchable-sized rainbow trout in August. All stocking dates and numbers of fish are approximate and may change without notice due to water or weather conditions.

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

 

Body of Water

Week to be Stocked

Number to be Stocked

Big Wood River

August 2-6

   950

North Fork Big Wood River

August 2-6

   250

Castle Rocks State Park Fishing Pond

August 2-6

   750

Crystal Springs Lake

August 2-6

   550

Hagerman WMA Oster Lake #1

August 2-6

   225

Hagerman WMA Riley Creek Pond

August 2-6

   225

Lake Cleveland

August 2-6

5,000

Featherville Dredge Pond

August 2-6

1,000

Big Wood River

August 9-13

   950

Warm Springs Creek

August 9-13

1,425

Freedom Park Pond

August 9-13

   500

Hagerman WMA Oster Lake #1

August 9-13

   225

Hagerman WMA Riley Creek Pond

August 9-13

   225

Big Smoky Creek

August 9-13

1,200

South Fork Boise River

August 9-13

   475

North Fork Big Wood River

August 16-20

   225

Hagerman WMA Oster Lake #1

August 16-20

   225

Hagerman WMA Riley Creek Pond

August 16-20

   225

Big Trinity Lake

August 16-20

1,200

Little Trinity Lake

August 16-20

   475

Freedom Park Pond

August 23-27

   500

South Fork Boise River

August 23-27

2,900

Hagerman WMA Oster Lake #1

August 23-27

   225

Hagerman WMA Riley Creek Pond

August 23-27

   225

Rock Creek

August 23-27

1,000

Warm Springs Creek

August 23-27

1,425

Crystal Springs Lake

August 23-27

   550

 

Many of the waters highlighted below 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 2019-21 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.

Need a little help reading Idaho's fishing regulations? Click here to view a short video on how to use the fishing season and rules book.

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