Press Release

Salmon Region trout stocking schedule for April

The weather's getting warmer. Time to get outdoors and go fishing.

Idaho Fish and Game will stock approximately 1,950 catchable-sized rainbow at the following locations in April:




Hayden Creek Pond

April 11-15


Hyde Creek Pond

April 11-15


Kids Creek Pond

April 25-29


Hayden Creek Pond

April 25-29


Stocking of all waters is tentative and dependent on 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.

Many of the waters highlighted 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 current copy of the 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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Glenna Gomez, Idaho Fish and Game

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