Fishing in and around the Pocatello area
For more than a decade, the idea of a community fishing pond right here in Pocatello has been the dream of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. The three-acre community fishing pond is located at the Edson Fichter Nature Area, behind Indian Hills Elementary on Cheyenne Avenue in Pocatello.
The fishery will be stocked with rainbow trout ranging in size from 10-inch catchables to lunkers weighing almost six pounds. About 200 of the yellow-phase banana trout – a public favorite – will also call the pond home. The daily limit will be six fish. All anglers 14 years of age and older must have a valid Idaho fishing license. Anglers will be able to fish from docks and from an extensive open shore.
In the spring, the site will be covered with new vegetation, and future phases will include the completion of a paved pathway around the pond as well as the addition of landscaping, pavilions, picnic benches and other amenities.
Fish and Game appreciates the public’s support and the many donors who gave time, energy and funds to this new community asset. For more information about the pond and the grand opening, please contact Fish and Game at 208-232-4703.
Many of our thirty one reservoirs and lakes are accessible for Ice Fishing. You may need to snowmobile into the more remote ones. There’s great ice fishing at Bear Lake for the Bonneville Cisco, a species found nowhere else on earth.
Catch limits vary widely in the region and licenses are required. Short term and season non resident fishing and hunting licenses and official information publications are available at sporting goods shops in each community.