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Southwest Region rainbow trout stocking schedule – February

Idaho Fish & Game

Fish and Game staff will be stocking more than 9,000 catchable-size (10 to 12 inch) trout at the following locations across the Southwest Region in February.

All fish stocked are rainbow trout. Stocking of all waters is tentative and dependent on river/lake/pond conditions (angler safety concerns); dates may change due to weather or staffing constraints.

Boise River (Strawberry Glen to Barber Dam) – Feb 6-10 – 360

Boise River (Middleton to Eagle Road) – Feb 6-10 – 360

Kleiner Pond – Feb 6-10  – 350

McDevitt Pond – Feb 6-10 – 125

Riverside Pond – Feb 6-10 – 450

Wilson Springs North Pond – Feb 6-10 – 200

Wilson Springs South Pond – Feb 6-10 – 100

Wilson Springs Trophy Pond – Feb 6-10 – 100

Wilson Creek – Feb 6-10 – 350

Dick Knox Pond – Feb 13-17 – 700

Sawyers Pond – Feb 13-17 – 300

Weiser Community Pond – Feb 13-17 – 500

Star City Pond West – Feb 13-17 – 600

Eagle Island Park Pond – Feb 13-17 – 350

Williams Pond – Feb 13-17 – 450

Wilson Springs North Pond – Feb 13-17 – 200

Wilson Springs South Pond – Feb 13-17 – 100

Wilson Springs Trophy Pond – Feb 13-17 – 100

Marsing Pond – Feb 13-17 – 550

Boise River (Strawberry Glen to Barber Dam)– Feb 20-24 – 360

Boise River (Middleton to Eagle Road) – Feb 20-24 – 360

Kleiner Pond – Feb 20-24 – 350

McDevitt Pond – Feb 20-24 – 125

Riverside Pond – Feb 20-24 – 450

Wilson Springs North Pond – Feb 20-24 – 200

Wilson Springs South Pond – Feb 20-24 – 100

Wilson Springs Trophy Pond – Feb 20-24 – 100

Wilson Creek – Feb 20-24 – 350

Wilson Springs North Pond – Feb 27-Mar 3 – 200

Wilson Springs South Pond – Feb 27-Mar 3 – 100

Wilson Springs Trophy Pond – Feb 27-Mar 3 – 100

For maps of these fishing locations and other angling destinations in Idaho please visit the Idaho Fish Planner. To learn more about high alpine lake fishing, check out our “Alpine Lakes Fishing” website. 

Many of the waters highlighted above are easy to access, family-friendly fishing destinations. 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. Click here to buy a license.

Fishing for stocked rainbow trout, particularly in community ponds, is a great way to introduce new anglers to the sport by using simple (and relatively thrifty) set-ups like worm/marshmallow combinations or commercial baits like Power Bait or Crave, either near the bottom or below a bobber. The Learn to Fish webpage offers diagrams for basic bait rigs.

Most Idaho waters are open to fishing year-round, but some may have slightly different rules. Be sure to pick up a 2022-24 Idaho Fishing Seasons and Rules Booklet, which outlines season dates, special regulations and bag limits, at any Idaho Fish and Game offices or most sporting goods stores statewide.

Need a little help reading Idaho’s fishing regulations? Click here to view a short video on how to use the fishing season and rules book.

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