Press Release

Salmon Region trout stocking schedule for May

With the warmer weather, it’s time to grab your fishing gear and go fishing.

Idaho Department of Fish and Game will stock over 3,500 catchable-sized (10 to 12-inch) rainbow trout at the following location in May.   




Blue Mountain Meadow Pond

May 2-6


Hayden Creek Pond

May 2-6 & May 16-20


Hyde Creek Pond

May 2-6 & May 16-20


Kids Creek Pond

May 2-6 & May 16-20


Mosquito Flat Reservoir

May 30-June 3


Squaw Creek Pond

May 2-6



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.

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Glenna Gomez, Idaho Fish and Game

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