Press Release

September trout stocking schedule for the Southeast Region

Fall isn’t just for hunting! Personnel from Idaho Fish and Game’s hatcheries in the Southeast Region will be releasing over 21,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout at various locations during September.

Some notable stocking highlights include:

  • Bear River (Oneida Narrows reach below the dam) – 2,250 rainbow trout. This is a very scenic stretch of river just north of Preston.
  • Crowthers Reservoir – 1,100 rainbow trout. Tucked away on the northern edge of Malad City, this reservoir is a nice local fishing spot whether you are fishing alone or taking your favorite little anglers.
  • Devil Creek Reservoir – 5,150 rainbow trout. This reservoir provides some of the best trout fishing in the region!
  • Edson Fichter Pond – 1,000 rainbow trout.  During the September stocking events, 250 of these fish will be huge 16” rainbows!  Just minutes from downtown Pocatello, this site offers local anglers a convenient escape close to home.

Location                             Week to be Stocked         Number of Trout

Alexander Reservoir           Sep 9-13                             3,000

Bannock Reservoir             Sep 9-13                             500

Bannock Reservoir             Sep 23-27                           500

Bear River                             Sep 16-20                           250
(Below Alexander Dam)  

Bear River                             Sept 9-13                            750
(Oneida Narrows
at Red Point and
1st Bridge Below
Oneida Dam)

Bear River                             Sep 23-27                          1,500
(Oneida Narrows
at Red Point and
1st Bridge Below
Oneida Dam)

Crowthers Reservoir           Sep 16-20                         1,100

Crystal Springs Pond          Sep 2-6                              375

Crystal Springs Pond          Sep 23-27                          375

Deep Creek Reservoir         Sep 23-27                         1,000

Devil Creek Reservoir          Sep 23-27                         5,150

Edson Fichter Pond             Sep 30-Oct 4                    750

Edson Fichter Pond             Sep 16-20                         250

Johnson Reservoir               Sep 23-27                        750

Montpelier Rearing Pond     Sep 9-13                          250

Montpelier Rearing Pond     Sep 23-27                        250

Montpelier Reservoir             Sep 23-27                       900

Portneuf River                         Sep 23-27                       1,250
(Below Pebble/
Above Lava)

Portneuf River                         Sep 9-13                          330
(Crane Creek Access,
below Center Street
Bridge in Lava)

Portneuf River                         Sep 23-27                       330
(Crane Creek Access,
below Center Street
Bridge in Lava)

Snake River                             Sep 16-20                       2,000
(Tilden, Twin Bridges,
Rose, Firth, and Shelley)

The number of trout actually released may be altered by weather, water conditions, equipment problems or schedule changes. If delays occur, trout will be stocked when conditions become favorable.