Idaho Parks and Recreation, Fish and Game partner with local radio stations for a “Free Fishing Festival” at Eagle Island State Park

The weekend marks the unofficial inaugural anniversary of the Idaho fishing season, and the start of the season, Idaho Fish and Game and State Parks has partnered with local Spanish-speaking radio stations to create a community event to introduce English and Spanish-speaking residents of southwest Idaho to fishing Fish and recreational opportunities at state parks in the area.

“Every year, Fish and Game stock hundreds of thousands of fish in Treasure Valley for anglers to catch. By partnering with other government agencies and organizations like Rancho Radio, we can share this information,” said Brian Pearson, director of regional communications for Southwest Idaho Fish and Games. With a diverse audience “Fishing is a useful and family-friendly activity and we are excited to share this activity with current and future fishermen.”

Join Fish and Game on May 28 in Eagle Island State Park for a Free Fishing Trailer community event from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Be sure to mention that you are there for the hunting event for free entry to the park.

“Hunting is one of the many experiences offered at state parks that renews the human spirit and brings families, friends, and communities together,” said Chelsea Chambers, a public information specialist for the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation. “For Treasure Valley residents, there are few places more convenient than Eagle Island State Park to seek out these kinds of experiences. With this event, we hope to showcase not just fishing, but everything else these parks and others have to offer in southwest Idaho. “.

The pond will be stocked with trout prior to the event, and the fishing and game trailer crew will provide bait, equipment, and instructions for fishing. Anglers checking rods from a fishing trailer do not need a license to fish at the event, and staff will help clean the caught fish for attendees to take home.

If you are interested in learning to fish, you are in luck. Fly fishing expert Nick Torres, from Waterworks Lamson, will introduce demo rods, hourly fly casting lessons, and fly fishing basics. In addition, there will be activities for children, and a live radio broadcast, which is sure to provide all-round family fun. There will also be a taco truck on site with food available for purchase.

“Idahoans love to fish and the state parks provide excellent access for quality fishing and other outdoor experiences,” said Andy Sanchez of Rancho Radio. “We appreciate the partnership with Idaho Fish and Game and Parks and Recreation to show everyone the outdoors are welcome. Plus, what better way to spend a spring day than enjoying fishing, food, and being outside? ”

This event is hosted in partnership with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, and Rancho Radio stations “La Gran de” and “La Puderosa.” For more information on fishing trailer events near you, visit

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