In 2003, Idaho's population was 1,366,332 with one in four eligible people residing in Idaho purchasing a fishing license. There were 424,375 fishing licenses and 106,759 permits (chinook/steelhead/2 pole permits) sold to 400,824 individuals of which 124,297 were nonresidents. Fishing in Idaho generated $437,631,735 in statewide retail sales in 2003 with an additional $12,289,806 for fishing licenses and permits.
Anglers fished 3,908,747 days on 2,917,972 trips with an average of 1.3 days per trip and 5.1 hours per day and $150 per trip.
- $106,027,912 on food and beverages in stores.
- $ 42,241,442 on food and beverages in restaurants.
- $ 61,857,157 on fishing supplies.
- $ 59,982,392 on other equipment and supplies.
- $ 91,115,794 on round-trip transportation.
- $ 31,495,818 on outfitters and/or guides.
- $ 29,358,536 on motels.
- $ 10,008,279 on campgrounds, public and/or private.
- $ 5,544,405 on Access Fees, boat launches, parking, etc.
- $ 12,289,806 on fishing licenses and permits.