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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.

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    Low oxygen levels responsible for fish kill below American Falls Dam

    While some fish were killed, many survived and it appears die off has not affected fishing

  • Rainbow trout stocking schedule for Southwest Idaho

    Personnel from Fish and Game's McCall and Nampa Hatcheries will be releasing more than 24,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout at the following locations during August.

    Location          Week Stocked           Number of Trout

    Boise River - above Glenwood Bridge           August 6, 20           1,440/1,440

    Boise River - below Glenwood Bridge           August 6, 20           720/720

    Boise River, Middle Fork           August 13           2,000

    Boise River, North Fork           August 6, 20           2,000/2,000

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    Lake Pend Oreille Walleye Update

    There is a toothy new predator in northern Idaho’s largest lake. Walleye, which were essentially non-existent in the lake ten years ago, have become increasingly abundant, to the point where they are now a significant player in the fishery. Lake Pend Oreille has long been known for its trophy rainbow trout and bull trout, having produced world records for both species. The trophy fishery, and to a very large extent, the sport fishery in general, is built on a foundation of kokanee.

  • Rainbow Trout Stocking Schedule

    Personnel from Fish and Game's McCall and Nampa Hatcheries will be releasing more than 37,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout at the following locations during July.

    Location      Week Stocked      Number of Trout

    Big Creek (Cascade)      July 9      200

    Boise River – Above Glenwood Bridge      July 2, 16      1,440/1,440

    Boise River – Below Glenwood Bridge      July 2, 16      1,080/1,080

    Boise River, Middle Fork      July 16      2,000

    Boise River, North Fork      July 9, 23      2,000/2,000

     

  • Rainbow Trout Stocking Schedule

    June will be a busy month for personnel from Fish and Game's McCall and Nampa Hatcheries as they will be releasing more than 96,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout at the following locations. With Free Fishing Day around the corner, local ponds will be a focal point of trout stocking efforts this month.

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

    LOCATION       WEEK  NUMBER OF TROUT

    Bear Pond (Placerville)      June 4 200

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    Here's your statewide trout stocking schedule for May

    This is where thousands of rainbow trout are, or are headed, for the month of May and Memorial Day weekend.

Rainbow Trout

Oncorhynchus mykiss

IDAPA Classification: Game Fish
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