Fishing at Oster Lake #1 at the Hagerman National Fish Hatchery
Excellent fishing for Rainbow Trout is found at Oster Lake #1 on the Hagerman National Fish Hatchery Grounds. Oster #1 is one of a series of ponds that extend onto the Hagerman Wildlife Management Area (WMA). These ponds are stocked by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game for recreational fishing. The fishing season is open from March 1st to November 1st. A wheelchair accesible dock is also available at Oster #1.
During the winter months, the Oster ponds and Hagerman WMA serve as a waterfowl rest area for nearly 60,000 migrating ducks and geese. Visitors commonly see mallards, American widgeon, gadwalls, pintails, redheads, scaup, ringed-necked ducks, ruddy ducks, and hooded mergansers along with a host of other migrating birds.
South Central Idaho offers many hunting and fishing opportunities ranging from big game, upland birds, waterfowl, and many species of fish. Your first source of information should be the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.