Idaho Non Resident Fishing License: A Complete Guide for 2024

A non resident fishing license is required for anyone over the age of 14 fishing in Idaho who does not meet the residency requirements. This license allows non residents to fish legally in Idaho’s waters and support fish conservation efforts.

This article provides comprehensive information on Idaho non resident fishing licenses, including:

  • Costs
  • Types of licenses
  • Purchasing options
  • Age and residency requirements
  • Fishing regulations


The costs for non resident fishing licenses in Idaho are:

  • Annual license: $108
  • 3 year license: $320.50
  • Daily license: $22.75 first day, $7 each consecutive day
  • Junior (14-17 years) annual: $23.75
  • Junior 3 year: $67.75

Additional permits required:

  • Salmon/steelhead: $26
  • Two pole: $15.25

Types of Licenses

The main types of non resident fishing licenses in Idaho are:

  • Annual: valid for calendar year, allows fishing statewide
  • 3 Year: valid for 3 years from purchase date
  • Daily: consecutive day licenses from 1+ days
  • Junior: for ages 14-17 years

Special permits required for:

  • Salmon/steelhead fishing
  • Fishing with 2 poles

Purchasing Options

Non resident licenses can be purchased:

  • OnlineGo Outdoors Idaho
  • Phone: 1-800-554-8685 (additional fees)
  • In person: At license vendors or IDFG regional offices

There is a processing fee for licenses purchased online or by phone.

Age and Residency Requirements

  • Age: Anyone over 14 requires license
  • Residency: Must not qualify as an Idaho resident

Fishing Regulations

  • Seasons: Vary by region and species
  • Limits: Differ across regions and special waters
  • Methods: Some tackle restrictions in certain waters

Always check regulations before fishing. Violations include fishing without a license, violating seasons, limits or tackle restrictions.

Additional Information

Salmon and Steelhead

  • Requires additional permit
  • Seasons and limits set annually
  • Check for current status

Reciprocal License Agreements

Idaho has reciprocal license agreements with Oregon and Washington on border waters.


Discounts available for:

  • Junior licenses
  • Military furlough
  • Disabled veterans


A non resident fishing license is required for non residents over 14 years old fishing in Idaho. Annual licenses cost $108, with discounts for juniors and some veterans.

Licenses can be purchased online, by phone or in person. Seasons, limits and tackle restrictions apply so always check regulations before fishing.

Additional permits required for salmon/steelhead fishing and using two poles.

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