Dare to go to Idaho [CNN top 10 list]

Secrets of Idaho's beauty are becoming more rare as the state cracked a world-wide list of lesser-known or emerging travel spots. Idaho was listed 4 of 10, and is included with places like Mongolia, Malawi, Bolivia, and even outer space. 

Get your fishing license early to beat the rush and enjoy our wonderful Idaho.

Live Chat on Fishing in Idaho

Fishing enthusiasts are invited to join an online chat with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and ask questions, give feedback, and learn more about fishing in the Gem State.

Live Event!Anglers can chat live with fisheries and hatchery staff, along with enforcement officers, from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Thursday, May 22. We will answer questions about salmon fisheries, family fishing opportunities, fish stocking and other related topics during the live, two hour chat. 

If you have any questions about fishing in Idaho, this is your opportunity to get answers from the people who manage Idaho's rivers, lakes and streams; and the fish that swim in them.

Bookmark this page for the event, or sign-up for a reminder email below! 



Copy fishing licence

Can I make a copy of my fishing licence and keep one in my tackle box and one in my wallet so if I forget my wallet I can use the copy thats in my tackle box or if my wallet gets stolen I can still fish? Will it be valid, or is the illegal for some reason? If so why? thx, Isaac

Listen to the excitement of catching a first fish

There's something truly magical about catching your first fish. I still vividly remember catching my first fish at the mouth of deep creek near Bonners Ferry more than 30-years ago. Idaho Fish and Game's Fishing Trailers are helping folks find that experience all around the state.

Idaho Fishing TrailerNPR caught up with one fishing trailer event and, well, you just have to listen to the story


Interested in having a fishing trailer experience?
Find a fishing trailer event!

Do you have a great fishing story to share?
Tell us at "Fish Talk."