New to fishing and looking to try your hand it? We have just the thing for you!
Anyone looking to try fishing for free is invited to visit one of the fishing trailer events hosted by Idaho Fish and Game staff in the Panhandle during May and June. Fishing trailer events are also being hosted elsewhere throughout the state this spring and summer, so make sure to check the schedule for when and where the fun will be happening!
Geared toward new anglers, these events loan out equipment and provide assistance to participants.
Everyone is welcome; participants only need to stop at the trailer to check-in, check out equipment, receive bait and request instruction. No fishing license is needed by participants while the fishing trailer is present. Before and after the event, a fishing license is required for anyone 14 years and older.
During the events, Fish and Game staff will be on-hand to help both kids and adults learn fishing basics. Families looking to spend more time outside can use these events to see just how fun and easy it is to fish their neighborhood pond.
Young child with a fish caught at a Panhandle Take Me Fishing! trailer event.
Anglers should bring a cooler if they’d like to keep their catch. Most waters visited by the trailer are stocked with rainbow trout and have a six trout bag limit.
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Panhandle Region Fishing Trailer Schedule
|5/16/22||Cocolalla Lake||3-6 p.m.|
|5/21/22||Spicer Pond||12-4 p.m.|
|5/23/22||Kelso Lake||3-6 p.m.|
|5/28/22||Smith Lake||12-4 p.m.|
|5/30/22||Round Lake||3-6 p.m.|
|6/4/22||Shepherd Lake||12-4 p.m.|
|6/6/22||Cocolalla Lake||3-6 p.m.|
|6/10/22||Free Fishing Day|
|6/11/22||Jewel Lake||12-4 p.m.|
|6/13/22||Hauser Lake||3-6 p.m.|
|6/18/22||Post Falls Park Pond||9 a.m. - 12 p.m.|
|6/25/22||Steamboat Pond||12-4 p.m.|
|6/27/22||Kelso Lake||3-6 p.m.|