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


Over 38,000 catchable rainbow trout will be stocked throughout the Magic Valley Region during the month of October

Hatchery personnel from Fish and Game’s Magic Valley Region will be stocking approximately 36,850 10-12” catchable-sized rainbow trout in October. 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

Salmon Falls Creek

October 3-7


Freedom Park Pond

October 3-7


Filer Kids Pond and Filer Pond

October 3-7


Burley Pond

October 3-7


Dog Creek Reservoir

October 3-7


Emerald Lake

October 3-7


Crystal Springs Lake

October 3-7


Niagara Springs 

October 3-7


Blair Trail Fishing Pond

October 10-14


Filer Kids Pond and Filer Pond

October 17-21


Lake Walcott

October 24-28



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.