Rainbow Trout

News

  • Lake Cascade Ice report for January 18, 2018

    With the exception of some thin ice on the edges, Lake Cascade ice and fishing conditions remain excellent over the entire lake with 7 or more inches of hard ice. There is an inch or so of fresh snow on the ice over the entire lake making all areas accessible to anglers on foot, atv's, and snowmobiles. Bring some ice traction devices for your boots as some areas are very slick under the snow.    

    The Sugarloaf area road is currently open to vehicle traffic to the boat ramp.  

  • hagerman1
  • Rainbow Trout Stocking Schedule

    Personnel from Fish and Game's Nampa Hatchery will be releasing more than 2,500 catchable-sized rainbow trout at the following locations during January.

     

    LOCATION                        WEEK STOCKED                          NUMBER OF TROUT

    Marsing Pond                       January 1                                                  450

    Wilson Springs (Nampa)    January 1, 15                                       250/250

    Wilson Springs Ponds (Nampa)        January 1, 8, 15, 22           400/400/400/400

  • Ice fishing cascade perch

    Lake Cascade Ice fishing report; Jan 5, 2018

    Ice thickness is reported at 8 to 10 inches depending on the location.

  • freedom_park_pond_rebuild_1

    Making Fishing Better - An anglers personal mission

    Richard Kicklighter is an avid angler who lives in the Burley area. He has a long history of fishing in the area, and he remembers the days when Freedom Park Pond was a cherished and heavily used fishery.

    Freedom Park Pond is no longer stocked by Idaho Department of Fish and Game. The pond habitat had deteriorated and research had shown very few stocked trout were getting to anglers. The vast majority of stocked rainbow trout were being eaten by bird predators. Over the years, the pond has filled in with sediment leaving very little open water to fish in (see below photo).

  • trout stocking, southwest Idaho, rainbow trout

    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 - above Glenwood Bridge December 4      1,440

    Boise River - below Glenwood Bridge December 4      720

    Eagle Island Park Pond December 4      450

    Esthers Pond (Boise) December 4      1,300

    Williams Pond (Boise) December 4      450

    Marsing Pond November 27      450

  • 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

  • Steelhead pair

    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.

  • img_4312_lr

    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

Oncorhynchus mykiss

IDAPA Classification: Game Fish
View Species Profile