Anyone looking to try fishing for free is invited to visit one of the fishing trailer events hosted by Panhandle Fish and Game staff during May and June. Geared toward new anglers, these events loan out equipment and provide assistance to participants.
This year will be a little different to keep everyone safe with a few COVID protocols in place. An online registration system will be used to keep track of participant numbers and allow for social distancing. Pre-register for fishing events here.
Everyone is welcome; participants only need to stop at the trailer to check-in, check out equipment, receive bait and request instruction. No fishing license is needed by registered participants while the fishing trailer is present. Before and after the event, a fishing license is required for anyone 14 years and older.
During the events, Fish and Game staff will be on-hand to help both kids and adults learn fishing basics. Families looking to spend more time outside can use these events to see just how fun and easy it is to fish their neighborhood pond.
Anglers should bring a cooler if they’d like to keep their catch. Most waters visited by the trailer are stocked with rainbow trout and have a six trout bag limit.
To learn more about the Take Me Fishing Trailer, contact the Fish and Game Panhandle office at 208-769-1414.
Panhandle Region Fishing Trailer Schedule
Date Location Time
May 9 Post Falls Park 12 - 4 p.m.
May 11 Hauser Lake 3- 6 p.m.
May 18 Cocolalla Lake 3- 6 p.m.
May 23 Spicer Pond 12 - 4 p.m.
May 25 Kelso Lake 3- 6 p.m.
May 30 Smith Lake 12 - 4 p.m.
June 1 Round Lake 3- 6 p.m.
June 6 Shepherd Lake 12 - 4 p.m.
June 8 Post Falls Park 3- 6 p.m.
June 12 FREE FISHING DAY
June 13 Jewel Lake 12 - 4 p.m.
June 15 Hauser Lake 3- 6 p.m.
June 20 Cocolalla Lake 12 - 4 p.m.
June 22 Steamboat Pond 3- 6 p.m.
June 27 Rose Lake 12 - 4 p.m.
June 29 Kelso Lake 3- 6 p.m.