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IDAHO FISH AND GAME
Headquarters NEWS RELEASE

Boise, ID
Date:
January 8, 2013

Contact:
steve liebenthal
steve.liebenthal@idfg.idaho.gov
(208) 334-3746

ask fish and game: ice fishing rules


Q. Are there special rules for ice fishing?

A. Yes. Ice fishing rules are slightly different than general fishing for public safety and general crowding. Fishing is allowed only through a hole up to 10 inches in diameter. This reduces the risk of someone falling through holes. The only exception is on Bear Lake in Southeast Idaho where anglers can dip-net cisco through any size hole. There are no restrictions on the number of holes, but an angler can fish with up to five poles or lines at a time, and up to five hooks per line. All lines must be attended by the angler. The two-pole permit is not valid for ice fishing. Anglers also should check the 2013-2015 Fishing Seasons and Rules book for regional restrictions

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