Fishing and Boating in Idaho

There are Idaho fishing experiences to suit anglers of every level on the state’s many lakes, reservoirs and rivers. You can enjoy trout fishing by boat or plan a trip with friends and spend a few hours Idaho creek fishing. Find out about ID fishing licenses, regulations, where to fish, and more


Idaho Fishing

Go fishing in Idaho and take advantage of the state’s diverse natural habitats. Get started fishing in Idaho now.

Get an Idaho Fishing License

Buying a fishing license is the first & most important step for any angler. Get more information.

Idaho Boating

Our resources for Idaho boating will make it easier for you to spend quality time on the water with your family.

Register A Boat In Idaho

Registering your boat is easier than you think. Get information about how to register your boat.

Fishing and Boating Events in Idaho


Adult (spring Chinook) salmon spawning

Fish spawning and egg collection. depending on number of fish available, readiness to spawn, and meeting broodstock collection goals. Visitors may watch the process from the viewing balcony in the main hatchery building. econd...

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Fish Trailer event Kelly Park Pond

This pond is operated by the City of Soda Springs and is only open to anglers 13 and under. Stocked with equipment and information, Idaho Fish and Game's "Take Me Fishing" trailers travel to local ponds across the state. W...

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County Fair & Orofino Lumberjack Days

Dworshak Fisheries Complex staffs an exhibit with activities for kids throughout the fair weekend. In the booth, displays provide an overview of the hatchery, fish health and fishery management activities. Specific date(s) va...

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Mom and son fishing together

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Redbreast catch in South Carolina

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How to Get Your Boating License or Boater Education Card

How to Get Your Boating License or Boater Education Card

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