Casting a Line

No matter how you like to fish—from the bank of a reservoir, the back of a boat, or knee-deep in the middle of a stream—Idaho offers anglers a diverse experience. If the promise of brown trout, king salmon and steelhead gets your heart pumping, gear up and go. Follow these tips to recreate safely.

  • All anglers 14 years of age or older must have a valid fishing license.
  • Be sure to check seasonal size restrictions and catch limits before you cast a line.
  • Prep and pack your boat in the parking lot to limit time on boat docks.
  • Prepare to get wet; dress in layers that repel water and dry quickly.
  • Always wear sunscreen and consider wearing a hat.