IDAHO – On Thursday, April 28, 2022, the Idaho Fish and Game posted its stocking schedule for Clearwater region lakes and ponds during the month of May.
According to the announcement, IDFG staff will be stocking lakes and ponds across the region with over 51,600 catchable-size (10-12 inch) rainbow trout.
These areas are great spots for anglers of all ages as many of the waters being stocked are easy to access, family-friendly fishing destinations, and offer new anglers an opportunity to learn using simple set-ups. All you need to get started is a fishing license and some basic tackle. Annual adult fishing licenses cost around $30, junior licenses (ages 14-17) cost $16, and youth under 14 fish for free.
IDFG staff want to remind anglers who may be eager to hit the ponds that stocking dates are tentative and dependent on weather, accessibility, and staff availability.
|Body of water||Week to be stocked||Number of fish|
|Campbells Pond||May 2-6||1,000|
|Tunnel Pond||May 2-6||500|
|Kiwanis Park Pond||May 2-6||750|
|Deyo Reservoir||May 2-6||5,700|
|Karolyns Pond||May 2-6||400|
|Robinson Pond||May 2-6||500|
|Mann Lake||May 2-6||6,000|
|Fenn Pond||May 9-13||500|
|White Sands Pond||May 9-13||400|
|Dworshak Reservoir||May 9-13||2,100|
|Elk Creek Reservoir||May 9-13||2,700|
|Lake Waha||May 9-13||4,500|
|Kiwanis Park Pond||May 16-20||750|
|Hordemann Pond||May 16-20||250|
|Campbells Pond||May 16-20||1,000|
|Karolyns Pond||May 16-20||400|
|Five Mile Pond||May 16-20||600|
|Deer Creek Reservoir||May 16-20||2,100|
|Winchester Lake||May 16-20||6,000|
|Soldiers Meadow Reservoir||May 16-20||2,000|
|Moose Creek Reservoir||May 16-20||3,000|
|Spring Valley Reservoir||May 16-20||4,200|
|Robinson Pond||May 23-27||500|
|Fenn Pond||May 23-27||500|
|White Sands Pond||May 23-27||400|
|Tolo Lake||May 23-27||700|
|Long Gulch Pond||May 23-27||600|
|Deyo Reservoir||May 23-27||3,600|
For maps of these fishing locations and other angling destinations in Idaho please visit the Idaho Fish Planner.
Most Idaho waters are open to fishing year-round, but some may have slightly different rules. Be sure to pick up a seasons-rules-fish-2022-2024.pdf (idaho.gov), which outlines season dates, special regulations, and bag limits at any Idaho Fish and Game offices or most sporting goods stores statewide.