The Portneuf Wellness Complex is a multi-use 80-acre facility located near the former North Bannock County Fairgrounds. The complex was generously donated to Bannock County by the Portneuf Health Trust to help promote both physical and mental well-being for those who use it. Among the amazing amenities available at the facility is a 6-acre lake stocked with thousands of rainbow trout and kokanee! A recent donation of over 80 large rainbow trout from Clear Springs Foods has made fishing at the lake particularly exciting. IDFG will stock this lake several more times with catchables this fall. Anglers 14 and older must hold a valid Idaho Fishing License to fish the lake. Because the lake was created after our last rules process was complete, general rules apply. Each angler may keep up to 6 rainbow trout and 6 kokanee of any size. However, because of the popularity of the pond, the IDFG in cooperation with Bannock County is recommending that anglers keep only two fish. Please note that this two-fish limit may be adopted by the Fish and Game Commission when they consider new proposals this fall. Anglers may fish from docks, from a float tube or other non-motorized vessel, or from the shore. However, no fishing is allowed in the swimming area which is separated from the rest of the lake by a rope. Fishing is allowed year-round during the complex's operational hours of 5:00 am until one hour after sunset. Dogs at the complex must be leashed at all times. Dogs are not allowed on the beach or in the lake. Owners are required to clean up after their dogs. Stations with plastic bags and garbage cans for waste disposal are located throughout the site. Anglers cleaning fish should not discard fish entrails in the lake or on the shore. For more questions about fishing at the lake at the Portneuf Wellness Complex, please contact the Fish and Game regional office in Pocatello at 208-232-4703.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 2:41 PM MDT