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

Dierkes Lake
Dierkes Lake is conveniently located inside a public park. This fishing-boating-swimming area also features public grilling space and a picnic shelter
Lucky Peak Marina
A full marina, plus trails and volleyball courts just outside of Boise, Idaho.
Gold Lake
Gold Lake 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. It is native to the west coast of North America from southern Alaska to Mexico.
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 in the U.S. Learn more about how you can identify a largemouth bass, where to catch it and what bait and lures to use.
Smallmouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
The smallmouth bass is the second largest member of the sunfish family attaining a weight of almost 12 lb.
Channel Catfish
Channel Catfish
The Channel catfish is very highly regarded for its food and sports value. The Channel catfish is most abundant in the central part of U.S. and southern states.

Idaho Fishing Tips And Information

River Fishing

River Fishing

Get river fishing tips, freshwater fishing techniques and more to help you catch more fish

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River Fishing

River Fishing

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How to Fly Fish: A Beginner's Guide

Fly Fishing

This unique entry among fishing methods is easy to learn. Learn how to start fly fishing.

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