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Ideas and locations to take kids fishing in ID.

By AA-Fishing Staff Writers

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Fishing and the great outdoors offers kids an alternative to many influences they encounter in their busy lives today. A single fishing trip could be the turning point in a young life, and we encourage you to invest the time in Idaho kids. The rewards are endless and it takes so little effort. The purpose of this page is to share the basics about taking kids fishing and tips to make it fun by keeping it simple.

Idaho offers excellent opportunities for kids to experience the joys of fishing. With a variety of fish species and accessible urban fishing locations, young anglers can cast their lines and create lasting memories in the great outdoors.

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Trout is a popular species for kids to target in Idaho. Rainbow trout, stocked in many urban ponds and lakes, provide an exciting fishing experience for young anglers. These vibrant fish are known for their spirited fights and can be caught using a variety of techniques such as bait fishing, casting small lures, or fly fishing.

Another species commonly pursued by young anglers in Idaho is bluegill. Bluegill are found in many urban fishing locations, such as city park ponds and small lakes. These panfish are eager biters, making them an ideal target for kids looking to catch fish consistently. Bluegill can be caught using simple techniques like baiting a hook with worms or using small lures.

Urban fishing locations in Idaho provide convenient access to fishing opportunities for kids and their families. Parks like Ann Morrison Park in Boise, McDevitt Pond in Nampa, and Tautphaus Park Pond in Idaho Falls are just a few examples of urban fishing destinations that cater to young anglers. These locations are often stocked with fish and offer amenities such as fishing docks, picnic areas, and nearby playgrounds, making them ideal for family outings.

Fishing in urban locations allows kids to connect with nature and learn about the importance of conservation. It provides an opportunity to teach them about fish species, fishing regulations, and the value of practicing catch-and-release to maintain healthy fish populations.

Idaho's commitment to providing accessible and family-friendly fishing opportunities ensures that kids can develop a love for fishing and the great outdoors. Through the excitement of catching their first fish or enjoying a peaceful day by the water, kids in Idaho can create lifelong memories and develop a passion for the sport of fishing.

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Places in Idaho to take kids fishing

Consider these small lakes, ponds, creeks and urban fishing locations as places to take a kid fishing in the Gem State.

Bear Lake
- Bear Lake Park

- Bernardine Quinn Park
- Boise River Greenbelt
- Deadwood Reservoir
- Lucky Peak Reservoir
- Parkcenter Park Pond
- Redwood Park
- Veteran's Park Pond

- Condie Reservoir
- Glendale Reservoir

Idaho Falls
- Ririe Reservoir

- Deadwood Reservoir

Malad City
- Daniels Reservoir
- Devil Creek Reservoir

Mountain Home
- Arrowrock Reservoir
- C J Strike Reservoir

Twin Falls
- Lud Drexler Park

- Brownlee Can. Reservoir
- Paddock Valley Reservoir

Top 3 tips for taking kids fishing in ID

1. Make sure that the goal is to have fun. Catching fish is a bonus.

2. Keep it simple. Simple tackle, techniques and locations.

3. Keep the focus on the kids. Be a hero by helping them enjoy the day.

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Kids fishing photo

Kids, fishing and smiles naturally go together. Take a kid fishing and you just might change the course of their life. Then take pictures and send us one of them holding their prized catch. We will happily post it here.

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Kids fishing locations and information, by state.

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Help us identify other youth fishing spots in ID.

If you are aware of a great place to take kids fishing in your area, please let us know. We can add it to our list. Every kid that catches a fish will appreciate the fact that you made the effort.