Fishing in Idaho - Fly Fishing
The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and
lake trout. Brown trout are considered the most difficult to catch
and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival
of the trouts and the brook trout is the most sensitive to temperature.
The others are comfortable in slightly warmer waters.
Trout Fishing Lakes In Idaho
Henrys Lake yielded the state record brook trout, the South Fork
Snake River was home to the state record brown trout, the state record
cutthroat came from Bear Lake, the Idaho record Dolly Varden trout
came out of Lake Pend Oreille, the state record golden trout was
caught from White Sands Lake, the record for Kamloops Trout came
from Lake Pend Oreille, Priest Lake gave up the Idaho state record
lake trout, the state record rainbow trout came from Hayden Lake
and the Idaho state record steelhead trout came from Clearwater
River. So there are big trout throughout Idaho waters.
Some of the major lakes with healthy populations of trout include
American Falls Reservoir, Anderson Ranch Reservoir, Arrowrock Reservoir,
Bear Lake, Blackfoot Reservoir, Brownlee Reservoir, C J Strike
Reservoir, Cascade Reservoir, Coeur D'Alene Lake, Deadwood Reservoir,
Dworshak Reservoir, Hayden Lake, Hells Canyon Reservoir, Henry's
Lake, Island Park Reservoir, Lake Pend Oreille, Lake Walcott, Lucky
Peak Reservoir, Magic Reservoir, Mormon Reservoir, Mud Lake, Palisades
Reservoir, Payette Lake, Priest Lake, Redfish Lake, Ririe Reservoir,
Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir and Spirit Lake.
Visit the Idaho Fish and Game Department website for details on
Organizations & Resources
The states list to the left can direct you to information about
trout fishing in other states.
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