Can I use a two-pole permit for ice fishing in Idaho?


It depends. In most of the state, there are no restrictions on the number of holes, but an angler can fish with up to five poles orlines at a time, and up to five hooks per line. A two-pole validation does not allow more than five lines while ice fishing. All lines must be attended by the angler. One exception is on Bear Lake, where a two-pole permit is required year around, for anglers to use two poles; even when ice fishing. Another exception is on Daniels, Springfield, Treasureton and Twenty-Four Mile trophy-trout reservoirs. On these catch-and-release waters only one rod is allowed for ice-fishing. Check fishing rules book for other exceptions.

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Friday, February 10, 2012 - 5:10 PM MST