Idaho may not be anywhere near the size of some other states in the US, but it sure does battle for having the most fishable waters in the US. Idaho is home to more than 26,000 miles of rivers and streams, 3,000 natural lakes and a whopping 250,000 acres of ponds and reservoirs to go fishing in. Those are just incredible numbers for the size of the state.
Within all of that fishable area, you can target up to 42 different freshwater species of fish, including White Sturgeon (trophy-sized for sure), trout, Catfish, Kokanee Salmon, Smallmouth Bass and Steelhead Salmon.
One of the best features of fishing in Idaho is that it allows anglers the opportunity to fish year-round. Now, even though you can fish throughout all seasons in Idaho, there are certain bodies of water that have specific seasons, rules and regulations that can be viewed on their online Idaho Fishing Rule Book.
For a list of licenses, fees and where to buy, see our Idaho Fishing License page.
The locations below are listed alphabetically and just a sampling of the many places to go fishing and some of the species you can catch in Idaho.
Places To Go Fishing In Idaho
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