As soon as you have an Idaho fishing license, you can start fishing for species like rainbow trout, brown trout, steelhead, Chinook salmon, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye or pike. Since many different types of fish inhabit the waters of Idaho, you will need to check the Snake River fishing regulations or the regulations for other Idaho waterways you plan to visit.

If you still need to buy an Idaho fishing license, you can get one quickly and easily online through the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Fishing licenses can also be purchased through a fishing license vendor or at an Idaho Department of Fish and Game regional office.

ID Fishing Rules and Regulations

All state fishing regulations, including the Snake River fishing regulations, have been established to maintain healthy fish populations and keep the sport alive for generations to come. In addition to checking the regulations for the area where you will be fishing, you will need to check the regulations that are in place for each species.

How You Can Contribute Towards Conservation

You can participate in waterway clean up efforts, habitat protection programs or other conservation related activities by volunteering for a local club or conservation organization. Ethical anglers understand the importance of preserving our natural resources and look for new opportunities to learn more about how they can help. Find out about specific conservation projects across the country that are in need of volunteers.