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Family Fishing at Martin Lake, Idaho


The Boise National Forest has an abundant supply of fishing opportunities. Trout are a native species to most all of the rivers, streams and lakes.

Major rivers that run through the Forest with great fishing include the the North, Middle and South Forks of the Payette River; the North, Middle and South Forks of the Boise River and the South Fork Salmon River.  The Boise River in Boise is also a good choice for rainbow trout stocked all year between Barber Park and the Glenwood Bridge.



Clip Art - fishing by districtCheck out some of the best fishing opportunities on each District of the Forest - VIEW and PRINT here!



Idaho Fish and Game - Fish Stocking Schedule.

Information about fishing regulations and licenses - Idaho Fish and Game


Map of the Districts


Like all outdoors activities remember to take plenty of water, sunscreen, bug spray, appropriate clothing, and a map or GPS unit with you. 

Information about how to obtain a Motor Vehicle Use Map can be found on the Boise National Forest Web page:  Maps & Publications.

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