Rainbow Trout


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    Family fishing event at Hells Gate State Park on July 13

    Idaho Fish and Game's "TAKE ME FISHING" trailer final event for the season is scheduled at Hells Gate State Park on Saturday, June 13 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Other than a $5 fee at the park entrance, this event is free and no pre-registration is required. If you are a beginning angler and haven't fished before, or you are a fishing connoisseur, this event is for you.

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    July trout stocking schedule for the Clearwater Region

    Grab your fishing rod, pack the cooler, and don’t forget your fishing license. Personnel from Idaho Fish and Game’s hatcheries in the Clearwater Region will be releasing over 12,500 catchable-sized rainbow trout at numerous locations throughout the Clearwater Region of Idaho during July. Fish on!

    Body of Water                Week to be Stocked       Number to be Stocked

    Elk Creek Reservoir       Jul 1-5                                  3,000

    Karolyns Pond               Jul 1-5                                     800

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    July trout stocking schedule for the Southeast Region

    Grab your fishing pole, pack the cooler, and don’t forget your fishing license. Personnel from Idaho Fish and Game’s hatcheries in the Southeast Region will be releasing over 18,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout at numerous Southeast Idaho locations during July.  Fish on!

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    July fish stocking schedule for the Upper Snake Region

    Fish and Game staff will be stocking catchable-size (10 to 12 inch) trout at the following locations in the Upper Snake Region during the month of July. All trout stocked will be rainbows unless otherwise specified in the comments section. 

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    July trout stocking schedule for the Panhandle Region

    Trout stocking is winding down for the summer as water temperatures heat up in many of the Panhandle’s low elevation lakes and ponds. Nevertheless, opportunities are still available to catch some of this year’s crop of stocked, “magnum” 10 to 12-inch rainbow trout.


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    Salmon Region waters to be stocked with trout in July

    Idaho Department of Fish and Game will stock over 36,500 trout in the 10-12 inch range at the following location in July.

    Location, Week Stocked, Number of Trout

  • July Rainbow Trout Stocking Schedule - SW Region

    Personnel from Fish and Game's McCall and Nampa Hatcheries will be releasing more than 41,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout at the following locations during July.

    Unfamiliar with a particular stocking location? Use Idaho’s Fish Planner application on the Fish and Game website (https://idfg.idaho.gov/fish/planner) to find that special fishing water.

    Location         Week Stocked         Number of Trout

    Banner Summit (Little Bull Trout #1) Lake (Grandjean)      July 8, 22      700/700

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    Big Lost River near Arco to be stocked with 3,000 rainbow trout around June 28

    “Three good water years in a row have allowed us to place these fish close to town,” says Regional Fisheries Manager Brett High. “I hope anglers will take full advantage of this opportunity and get out fishing as often as they can.”

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    Henry's Fork River's Box Canyon has nearly 5,000 rainbow trout per mile

    Recent surveys show the estimated number of rainbow trout larger than six inches for  2019 is 4,924 per mile, which is an increase over Fish and Games' 2018 survey that estimated rainbow trout populations at 2,796 per mile. It's the third-highest count since 1994. 

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    June fish stocking report for the Clearwater Region

    Over 43,700 catchable- sized rainbow trout will be stocked at the following locations during June.

Rainbow Trout

Oncorhynchus mykiss

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