Fishing season opens Saturday
Franklin County's Dalton Lake stocked with 6,500 rainbow
Last updated 4/20/2021 at 12:45pm
ICE HARBOR DAM – The lowland lakes fishing season opens Saturday, April 24, with trout being the most sought-after
Opening day also marks the opening day of the statewide trout derby, where fishermen can win more than 1,000
prizes totaling more than $38,000.
While some lakes are open for fishing year-round, the state closes a number of lakes through the fall and winter
while it stocks millions of trout and kokanee.
In Franklin County, the state stocked approximately 6,500 rainbow trout in Dalton Lake, located about 5
miles northeast of Ice Harbor Dam alongside the Snake River, over the last three weeks.
Dalton Lake is open year-round.
The state stock report shows 3,348 Tucannon Hatchery rainbow stocked in Dalton Lake on April 1, 50 Lyons
Ferry Hatchery trout April 6 and 3,132 Tucannon Hatchery fish on April 15.
The Lyons Ferry Hatchery trout average more than 1 pound each.
In nearby Adams County, no lakes were stocked.