Press Release

Panhandle Region fishing trailer schedule for May and June

The 'Take Me Fishing Trailer' is headed to a pond or lake near you

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.

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Evin Oneale, IDFG