Press Release

Rainbow trout stocking schedule for July 2022 in the Magic Valley Region

Fish and Game will stock almost 31,000 fish in Magic Valley waters during the month of July

Hatchery personnel from Fish and Game’s Magic Valley Region will be stocking approximately 30,700 10-12” catchable-sized rainbow trout in July. All stocking dates and numbers of fish are approximate.

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

 

Body of Water

Week to be Stocked

Number to be Stocked

Big Wood River

July 4-8

1,190

Gavers Lagoon

July 4-8

1,425

Little Wood River

July 4-8

   425

Penny Lake

July 4-8

   400

Lake Cleveland

July 4-8

5,000

Hagerman WMA Oster Lake #1

July 4-8

   225

Hagerman WMA Riley Creek Pond

July 4-8

   225

Little Trinity Lake

July 4-8

   700

Big Trinity Lake

July 4-8

2,000

Big Smoky Creek

July 4-8

1,500

South Fork Boise River

July 4-8

   475

Little Smoky Creek

July 4-8

   950

Featherville Dredge Pond

July 4-8

1,000

Crystal Springs Lake

July 4-8

   600

Niagara Springs

July 4-8

   500

Castle Rocks State Park Fishing Pond

July 11-15

   500

Baker Creek

July 11-15

   250

Lower Lake Creek Lake

July 11-15

   350

North Fork Big Wood River

July 11-15

   250

Trail Creek

July 11-15

   350

Warm Springs Creek

July 11-15

   700

South Fork Boise River, Shake Creek to Skeleton Creek

July 11-15

1,900

South Fork Boise River, Pine to Grouse Creek

July 11-15

   950

South Fork Boise River, Featherville to Shake Creek

July 11-15

   950

Trapper Creek

July 11-15

   700

Hagerman WMA Oster Lake #1

July 11-15

   225

Hagerman WMA Riley Creek Pond

July 11-15

   225

Rock Creek

July 11-15

   225

Hagerman WMA Riley Creek Pond

July 11-15

1,325

Hagerman WMA Oster Lake #1

July 11-15

   225

Little Wood River

July 11-15

   225

Big Wood River

July 18-22

   650

Little Wood River

July 18-22

1,185

Penny Lake

July 18-22

   425

Warm Springs Creek

July 25-29

   400

Trail Creek

July 25-29

   700

Baker Creek

July 25-29

   350

Lower Lake Creek Lake

July 25-29

   225

North Fork Big Wood River

July 25-29

   350

Hagerman WMA Riley Creek Pond

July 25-29

   225

Hagerman WMA Oster Lake #1

July 25-29

   225

 

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

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 2022-2024 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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