Rainbow Trout

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  • Rainbow Trout Stocking Schedule

    Personnel from Fish and Game's Nampa Hatchery will be releasing more than 9,300 catchable-sized rainbow trout at the following locations during December.

    LOCATION      WEEK STOCKED      NUMBER OF TROUT

    Boise River – Barber Park to Glenwood Bridge      December 3      1,440
    Boise River – Eagle Bridge to Middleton      December 3      720
    Eagle Island Park Pond      December 3     450


    Esthers Pond (Boise)      December 3      1,300
    Marsing Pond      November 26      450
    Parkcenter Pond (Boise)      December 3      750

  • Salvage Order Issued for Jensen Grove Park Pond in Blackfoot

    Salvage Order Issued for Jensen Grove Park Pond

    The Southeast Regional Office of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game has been notified by the City of Blackfoot that water filling the pond at Jensen Grove Park will be shut off by early December. The fish at Jensen Grove’s pond will not survive when water levels become unsuitable.

    Therefore, Fish and Game is issuing a salvage order for the Jensen Grove Park pond effective October 30, 2018 through December 31, 2018.

    During the salvage order timeline at Jensen Grove Park pond:

  • 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 – Barber Park to Glenwood Bridge      November 5      1,440

    Boise River – Eagle Bridge to Middleton      November 5      720

    Caldwell Pond #2      October 29      500

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    Lower water levels expected at Moose Creek Reservoir in Clearwater Region

    Anglers and boaters should be aware that Idaho Fish and Game will be lowering water levels on Moose Creek Reservoir through October and into early November. The purpose of this project is to reduce the amount of aquatic vegetation that occurs in the reservoir.

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    Anglers help Fish and Game assess rainbow trout growth in Lake Pend Oreille

    One strategy Fish and Game uses to understand the fishery is to ask volunteer anglers to collect information and samples from the rainbow trout they catch. Anglers interested in volunteering can obtain logbooks and sampling materials from the department. 

  • Here's where trout are being stocked in SW Idaho in October

    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 1      8,550

    Boise River - above Glenwood Bridge      October 8, 22      1,080/1,080

    Boise River - below Glenwood Bridge      October 8, 22      1,080/1,080

  • Rainbow Trout Stocking Schedule

    Personnel from Fish and Game's McCall and Nampa Hatcheries will be releasing more than 13,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout at the following locations during September.

    LOCATION      WEEK STOCKED      NUMBER OF TROUT

    Boise River - above Glenwood Bridge      September 3, 17     1,440/1,440

    Boise River - below Glenwood Bridge      September 3, 17      720/720

    Horsethief Reservoir      September 17      4,000

    Indian Creek (Caldwell)      September 17      200

    Indian Creek (Kuna)      September 17      300

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    Snorkel surveys show stable fish populations in the North Fork of the Boise River

    Despite being relatively "sterile", populations of native game fish in the North Fork of the Boise River include wild redband rainbow trout and bull trout, as well as mountain whitefish.

Rainbow Trout

Oncorhynchus mykiss

IDAPA Classification: Game Fish
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