Rainbow Trout

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    Boise River will get steelhead on Thursday, Nov. 16

    Anglers will need a valid steelhead permit if they plan to fish for steelhead in the Boise River. 

  • Rainbow Trout Stocking Schedule

    Personnel from Fish and Game's Nampa Hatchery will be releasing more than 15,000
    catchable-sized rainbow trout at the following locations during November. Local ponds are the primary focus of this stocking effort due to milder weather and correspondingly cooler water temperatures.

    LOCATION     WEEK STOCKED     NUMBER OF TROUT

    Boise River - above Glenwood Bridge   November 6   1,440

    Boise River - below Glenwood Bridge   November 6   720

    Caldwell Pond #2   October 30   500

    Eagle Island Park Pond   November 6   450

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    Steelhead harvest season opened Oct. 15 on the Snake, Salmon and Clearwater rivers

    The Fish and Game Commission on Friday, Oct. 13 approved the opening harvest season, but reduced the traditional daily bag limit from three to two adipose-clipped hatchery steelhead in the Snake and Salmon rivers, with additional restrictions in the Clearwater and lower Snake rivers limiting harvest to steelhead less than 28 inches. 

  • IDFG Commission Gavel Symbolic Image

    2017 Proposal to open a steelhead harvest fishery in the Snake, Salmon, and Clearwater Rivers.

    Idaho Fish and Game Commission will entertain a proposal to open a steelhead harvest fishery in the Snake, Salmon, and Clearwater River drainages. 

    The proposal follows an increase in steelhead return numbers that have crossed Bonneville Dam in recent weeks. Fisheries staff monitors steelhead returns to the Snake River Basin using window counts and detection of tagged steelhead at dams on the Columbia River and Snake Rivers.

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    Lost Valley Reservoir Trout Improvement Project Planned

    Lost Valley Reservoir, located 16 miles north of Council Idaho, is nearly dry and Fish and Game plans to take advantage of that condition to improve trout populations at the popular fishing hole.

    The Lost Valley Reservoir Company has lowered the reservoir to the lowest pool possible for outlet valve repairs and is cooperating to keep the pool down until later in October.

  • Rainbow Trout Stocking Schedule

    Personnel from Fish and Game's Nampa Hatchery will be releasing more than 28,500 catchable-sized rainbow trout at the following locations during October. Local ponds are the primary focus of this stocking effort due to milder weather and correspondingly cooler water temperatures.

    LOCATION     WEEK STOCKED      NUMBER OF TROUT

    Arrowrock Reservoir October 2     8,550

    Boise River - above Glenwood Bridge    October 2, 23      1,080/1,080

    Boise River - below Glenwood Bridge    October 2, 23      1,080/1,080

    Caldwell Pond #2      October 9      500

  • Steelhead

    Youth steelhead fishing clinic to be held in Lewiston

    Anglers ages 8-14 are invited to participate in the annual Steelhead Fishing Clinic to be held October 26 and October 28 at the Idaho Fish and Game office in Lewiston.

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    Magic Reservoir Shutdown

    The Big Wood Canal Company has indicated Magic Dam will close for the Season on October 1.  No salvage order has been issued. All season, method of take, and bag limit rules are still in effect.

  • Steelhead fishing status: Open

    This page serves as your one-stop status report as official information on steelhead fishing this fall 2017 becomes available.

    2017 Steelhead Fishing Status

  • Rainbow Trout Stocking Schedule

    Personnel from Fish and Game's McCall and Nampa Hatcheries will be releasing more than 12,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout at the following locations during September.

    LOCATION WEEK STOCKED NUMBER OF TROUT

    Boise River - above Glenwood Bridge September 4, 18 1,080/1,080

    Boise River - below Glenwood Bridge September 4, 18 1,080/1,080

    Horsethief Reservoir September 18 3,000

     

    Indian Creek (Caldwell) September 18 200

    Indian Creek (Kuna) September 18 300

    Lowman (10-mile) Ponds September 11 600

     

Rainbow Trout

Oncorhynchus mykiss

IDAPA Classification: Game Fish
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