Rainbow Trout


  • steelhead fishing

    Fish and Game closes steelhead harvest to protect small run of fish

    Closing harvest of hatchery steelhead while leaving it open for catch-and-release fishing will help ensure enough broodstock return to steelhead hatcheries to produce the next generation of fish, and also protect wild fish. 

  • Rainbow Trout Stocking Schedule

    Personnel from Fish and Game's McCall and Nampa Hatcheries will be releasing more than 33,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout at the following locations during August.


    Location     Week Stocked      Number of Trout

    Boise River - above Glenwood Bridge August 7, 21 1,440/1,440

    Boise River - below Glenwood Bridge August 7, 21 1,080/1,080

    Boise River, Middle Fork August 14 2,000

    Boise River, North Fork August 14, 28 2,000/2,000


    Browns (Airport) Pond (McCall) July 31, Aug 28 750/750

    Bull Trout Lake August 7 900

  • little-camas-hab-photo-1-0717

    Water Quality Health Advisory issued for Little Camas Reservoir: Blue-Green Algae Related

    An algae bloom health advisory was issued  by the Central Health District on July 18, 2017. High concentrations of a toxin producing algae were documented; however, actual toxin levels were still relatively low. An advisory was issued on the basis of past hazards and the likelihood of toxins present in the near future.

  • Rainbow trout

    Trout stocking resumes on the South Fork of the Payette River

    The fish will be stocked around four locations, including Mountain View Campground, the section of river across from Lowman fire station, Helende Campground, and the Ten Mile Creek bridge about 12 miles east of Lowman.  

  • Fish Creek Reservoir, Rare stocking event

    Fish Creek Reservoir - good water means stocking

    Fish Creek Reservoir got stocked this year since storage and summer flows will allow for longer fishing opportunities. Hayspur Hatchery staff stocked around 2,000 10-inch trout today (June 29th). It's been quite a while since we stocked it. New opportunity. Go get 'em!

  • Mormon Reservoir

    Public Health Advisory Listed on Mormon Reservoir: Blue-Green Algae Related

    Mormon Reservoir - A Public Health Advisory related to blue-green algae toxins has been issued on June 23, 2017. There were hopes the high water and cooler spring might stave off a repeat of 2016, but it appears as though conditions are such that a hazardous algae bloom in Mormon Reservoir has warranted a Public Health Advisory issued by South Central Public Health District.

  • Damage from flood waters temporarily close some fishing access in Salmon Region

    High water in the Salmon Region has resulted in damage to two local fishing areas. South Butte Pond on Squaw Creek was damaged when flood waters from the creek pushed too much water through the pond. The outlet structure was damaged and the pond can no longer hold water. Plans are being made to repair the pond this summer, but it will not be stocked again until next spring.

  • Fishing Activities Continue at Esthers/Quinns Ponds

    Elevated E. coli levels at Boise's Esther Simplot Pond and Quinns Pond have resulted in swimming/wading activities at these two popular park locations. A number of anglers have called our office asking if fishing activities are included in this closure.

    Fishing remains open at both ponds. However, in the spirit of the closure, all anglers are asked to remain out of the water while fishing. This mean no wading or use of float tubes, canoes etc.

  • Rainbow Trout Stocking Schedule

    Personnel from Fish and Game's McCall and Nampa Hatcheries will be releasing more than 38,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout at the following locations during July.


    Location     Week Stocked      Number of Trout

    Big Creek (Cascade) July 3 200

    Boise River, Middle Fork July 17 2,000

    Boise River, North Fork July 17, 24 2,000/2,000

    Boulder Reservoir, Lower (Lake Fork) July 17 1,200

    Browns Pond (McCall) July 3 1,000


    Bull Trout Lake (Grandjean) July 10, 24 900/900

Rainbow Trout

Oncorhynchus mykiss

IDAPA Classification: Game Fish
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