Escape the summer heat by fishing in the mountains
Distant mountain peaks loom in the summer heat and stand like a cool oasis for anglers. Hidden in the bowls, basins and valleys are many lakes brimming with trout and waiting for intrepid anglers.
Idaho has many mountain ranges, nearly all of which have lakes that contain fish. Idaho Fish and Game has long been committed to keeping those lakes stocked with fish by a variety of methods, including aircraft, horseback and backpack.
Most mountain lake stocking is done by aircraft these days, and Fish and Game crews annually drop hundreds of thousands of fingerling trout into distant lakes where they can grow and adventurous anglers can catch them. Some also have grayling, which are rarely found in Idaho outside of mountain lakes.