Press Release

Panhandle Region fish stocking schedule for July

Fish and Game staff will be stocking over 7,500 catchable-size trout in the Panhandle Region

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Glenna Gomez, Idaho Fish and Game

Time to grab your fishing rod and enjoy the summer sun! Fish and Game staff will be stocking over 7,500 catchable-size (10 to 12 inch) trout at the following locations across the Panhandle Region in July. All stocked fish are rainbow trout.

Body of Water Week to be Stocked

Number to be Stocked

Solomon Lake Jun 28-Jul 2 450
Moose Lake Jun 28-Jul 2 500
Clee Creek Pond Jun 28-Jul 2 250
Elsie Lake Jul 5-Jul 9 675
Day Rock Pond Jul 5-Jul 9 500
Dismal Lake Jul 5- Jul 9 450
Lucky Friday Pond Jul 5-Jul 9 900
Steamboat Pond Jul 5-Jul 9 1,000
Gene Day Pond Jul 12-Jul 16 1,000
Lower Glidden Lake Jul 12-Jul 16 1,350
Elsie lake Jul 19-Jul 23 675

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

For maps of these fishing locations and other angling destinations in Idaho please visit the Idaho Fish Planner. To learn more about high alpine lake fishing, check out our "Alpine Lakes Fishing" website. 

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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.