Ask Idaho Fish And Game: One-Day Fishing License
Q. I am an Idaho resident, can I buy a one-day fishing license and salmon permit?
A. No. Residents can buy a one-day fishing license but not a three-day salmon or steelhead permit. A daily fishing license allows a person to fish in the waters of the state on a day-to-day basis but not for salmon or steelhead. A resident one-day license costs $11.50 plus $5 for each additional day purchased at the same time, but a one-day license holder can't buy a salmon or steelhead permit. Resident anglers must first buy a season fishing license for $25.75 to buy a salmon or steelhead permit for $12.75. The rules do not allow Idaho residents to buy the nonresident three-day license.