Fishing in Idaho

Idaho offers a great variety of freshwater fish species. Purchase your fishing license today, and plan a trip with your family to a spot near you.

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Top Fishing Spots in Idaho

Lucky Peak State Park
This Park is on Lucky Peak Reservoir, and it has a full marina for boaters and plenty of fishing spots for anglers.
Farragut State Park
This park is a great spot to catch trophy Kamloops rainbow trout, kokanee salmon, smallmouth bass and walleye.
Woodhead Park
On Brownlee Reservoir is considered the best catfish, crappie, and smallmouth bass fishery in Idaho and Oregon, and for good reason.
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Common Catches in Idaho

Brown Trout
Brown Trout
The brown trout is one of the world’s most widely distributed and highly esteemed freshwater fish.
Rainbow Trout
Rainbow Trout
The rainbow trout is an extremely valuable species in any and all of its forms.
Bull Trout
Bull Trout
Bull trout are considered excellent water quality barometers due to their need for very clean and clear water to survive.
Largemouth Bass
Largemouth Bass
The largemouth bass is the most popular freshwater game fish.
Smallmouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
There is no doubt that the smallmouth bass rivals the largemouth in popularity.
Channel Catfish
Channel Catfish
The channel catfish is very highly regarded for its food and sports value.

Types of Fishing in Idaho

Streams & Rivers

Streams & Rivers

River & stream fishing means knowing where the water is moving, and how fish behave in it.

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Streams & Rivers

Streams & Rivers

River & stream fishing means knowing where the water is moving, and how fish behave in it.

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Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing

Fly fishing is fun, relaxing and easy to learn. Learn how to start fly fishing today.

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