Rainbow Trout


  • Lake Pend Oreille "State of the Lake" Public Meeting

    The Lake Pend Oreille "State of the Lake" public meeting is held annually.  This year the meeting is set for Thursday, March 30th.  Idaho Fish and Game staff will give a presentation summarizing fisheries information and activities related to the Lake Pend Oreille fishery from the past year. Time will be provided afterwards for question and answer.  Anyone interested in the Lake Pend Oreille fishery is encouraged to attend.  We hope to see you there.

    Meeting details are as follows:

    WHEN: Thursday, March 30th, 2017 from 6-8pm

  • Cascade Reservoir
  • American Falls Reservoir

    Work Begins on American Falls Boat Ramp

    The Bureau of Reclamation started reconstruction work to the boat ramp on the west side of American Falls Reservoir, so the ramp will be closed to boater and angler traffic beginning until Memorial Day weekend.

    Read the full Bureau of Reclamation news release here

    For more details, contact the Bureau of Reclamation in Heyburn:

    Upper Snake Field Office
    Ryan Newman - Assistant Area Manager
    (208) 678-0461 x34


  • Lake Cascade Ice Fishing Update 2/2/17

    The ice conditions as of Friday AM are very good. Lots of rain yesterday took away the slush and made good travel conditions. Anglers are even using 4 wheelers to get around. The parking areas are very ice covered and slick with rain water cuts, so be careful.

    There is a perch fishing tournament at the City Ramp on both Sat. and Sunday, so expect tighter parking.

  • Young child ice fishing at Hyde Pond near Salmon

    Hyde Creek Pond Ice Fishing Derby

    Idaho Fish and Game hosted a kids' fishing derby near Salmon on Saturday, January 21st. 92 kids show up and enjoyed a great fishing experience.

  • Lake Cacade Ice Fishing Update: Jan. 19

    Ice conditions had improved through yesterday with the slush freezing up with the below zero temperatures. However, we got another 12-14 inches of snow last night and this morning so we would expect more water and slush on the ice as the weight of the new snow pushes down on the ice, forcing water up through the cracks and holes.  So beware, access conditions are or will soon be tough.

  • Kids Ice Fishing Event at Horsethief Reservoir

    Idaho Youth Outdoors will be holding their 8th annual kids Ice Fishing Event at Horsethief Reservoir on January 14th. Bring the kids (dress warm!) and enjoy a day of ice fishing. No gear? No problem. Loaner rods and bait will be available.

  • Ice Fishing on SPring Valley Reservoir

    Enjoying an afternoon on the ice

    Hunting season is over. Rifles have been cleaned, oiled and put away for the winter, along with most of our other outdoor gear. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t any outdoor opportunities to be found.

    Winter came early to the Palouse this year. After taking a phone call to inquire about local ice conditions, I thought it was past time to get out and see for myself. So I loaded the kids, some fishing gear, and an ice auger into the car and we drove out to Spring Valley Reservoir.

  • See Boise River improvement project happen in 2-minute time lapse

    Fish and Game and several partners completed the project in November. 

Rainbow Trout

Oncorhynchus mykiss

IDAPA Classification: Game Fish
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