Fishing The Eclipse In Idaho

Aug 1, 2017

So you came all the way to Idaho to watch the total solar eclipse on August 21. Now that the two-minute event is over, what do you do next?

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game suggests why not go fishing?

You've seen plenty of maps of the path the eclipse will take over Idaho. This new map from IDFG shows the best places to see the eclipse, and the 60 closest fishing spots nearby. The map covers the path of totality, the line of complete blockage of the sun by the moon.

Fish and Game says the map will show people the cool places to fish before and after the eclipse. Each spot on the map includes a description of the waterway (is it a pond or a reservoir?), how easy it is to fish it, whether you have to drive or hike in, can you take a boat, and are there services nearby.

IDFG says once you've found your new favorite fishing hole, be sure to pick up a fishing license.

Check out the interactive map here.

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