Idaho's Upper Snake Region Prepares for Massive Trout Stocking in June

Idaho's Upper Snake Region Prepares for Massive Trout Stocking in June

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The Upper Snake Region is set to receive a significant influx of trout this June, with 50,800 catchable-size rainbow trout scheduled for stocking at various locations.

The Idaho Fish and Game department announced it will release the 10- to 12-inch fish into local waters, providing anglers with an exciting opportunity to reel in a fresh catch.

The stocking schedule is subject to change based on weather and staffing conditions, but the department aims to stock a range of family-friendly fishing spots, many of which are easily accessible.

To get started, anglers need only a fishing license and basic tackle, with annual licenses costing around $30 for adults and $16 for juniors.

For those new to fishing, stocked rainbow trout offer an ideal target, as they can be caught using simple set-ups like worm/marshmallow combinations or commercial baits.

The Idaho Fish Planner provides maps of fishing locations, and the Learn to Fish webpage offers diagrams for basic bait rigs.

While most Idaho waters are open to fishing year-round, anglers should be aware of specific regulations and bag limits, which can be found in the 2022-24 Idaho Fishing Seasons and Rules Booklet. 

Stay informed about the latest developments in the world of fishing by visiting Baitium's Fishing News page.

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