Brownlee Reservoir

Flows into the Snake River

  • Recommended Fishing Water

Brownlee Reservoir in Washington County is 11,002.2 acres.

Brownlee Reservoir is a 13,000 acre water body that stretches over fifty miles. Popular access points include Farewell Bend (OR), Spring Ramp (OR), Steck Park (ID),and Woodhead Park (ID). These access points and camping areas are managed by the state or Oregon, the BLM, and by Idaho Power. Certain boat ramps may become unusable at low reservoir levels. Anglers may check boat ramp availability and reservoir level at: https://www.idahopower.com/OurEnvironment/WaterInformation/Reservoir/default.cfm

Facilities

Motor Restriction
No
Boat Ramp
Yes
Dock
Yes
Toilet
Yes
Campground
Yes
ADA Access
Handicap Accessible

Recommended Game Fish

Species Observed in Surveys

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size
5/13/1999 Rainbow Trout 50,000 Less than 6 inches
3/31/1998 Rainbow Trout 58,300 Less than 6 inches
3/26/1998 Rainbow Trout 62,640 Less than 6 inches
11/26/1996 Steelhead 51,840 Less than 6 inches
5/20/1996 Rainbow Trout 107,300 Less than 6 inches
11/16/1995 Steelhead 132,600 Less than 6 inches
10/19/1994 Steelhead 188,700 Less than 6 inches
4/27/1994 Rainbow Trout 61,320 Less than 6 inches
4/6/1994 Rainbow Trout 68,504 Less than 6 inches
10/15/1993 Rainbow Trout 124,320 Less than 6 inches
5/20/1993 Steelhead Trout 47,089 Greater than 6 inches
11/10/1992 Rainbow Trout 188,780 Less than 6 inches
10/30/1992 Rainbow Trout 55,000 Less than 6 inches
10/8/1992 Rainbow Trout 265,850 Less than 6 inches
5/14/1992 Rainbow Trout 84,920 Less than 6 inches
5/8/1992 Rainbow Trout 144,800 Less than 6 inches
12/5/1991 Rainbow Trout 128,100 Less than 6 inches
10/11/1991 Rainbow Trout 59,750 Less than 6 inches
10/10/1991 Rainbow Trout 60,330 Less than 6 inches
10/8/1991 Rainbow Trout 38,000 Less than 6 inches
5/31/1991 Rainbow Trout 35,460 Less than 6 inches
5/30/1991 Rainbow Trout 203,080 Less than 6 inches
5/3/1991 Smallmouth Bass 300 Greater than 6 inches
10/30/1990 Rainbow Trout 175,260 Less than 6 inches
10/24/1990 Rainbow Trout 148,000 Less than 6 inches
6/26/1990 Rainbow Trout 10,105 Greater than 6 inches
6/21/1990 Rainbow Trout 143,820 Less than 6 inches
5/17/1990 Rainbow Trout 240,665 Less than 6 inches
5/16/1990 Rainbow Trout 73,920 Less than 6 inches
4/4/1990 Rainbow Trout 24,560 Less than 6 inches
4/3/1990 Rainbow Trout 7,800 Less than 6 inches
4/2/1990 Rainbow Trout 10,400 Less than 6 inches
10/11/1989 Rainbow Trout 30,400 Less than 6 inches
10/10/1989 Rainbow Trout 56,000 Less than 6 inches
9/15/1989 Rainbow Trout 30,000 Less than 6 inches
8/30/1989 Rainbow Trout 14,000 Less than 6 inches
5/25/1989 Rainbow Trout 43,870 Less than 6 inches
11/10/1988 Rainbow Trout 22,140 Less than 6 inches
11/9/1988 Rainbow Trout 81,860 Less than 6 inches
11/8/1988 Rainbow Trout 50,400 Less than 6 inches
11/1/1988 Rainbow Trout 43,200 Less than 6 inches
10/12/1988 Rainbow Trout 6,900 Greater than 6 inches
10/11/1988 Rainbow Trout 23,100 Greater than 6 inches
5/25/1988 Rainbow Trout 16,500 Less than 6 inches
4/19/1988 Rainbow Trout 146,300 Less than 6 inches
1/26/1988 Rainbow Trout 35,000 Greater than 6 inches
11/6/1987 Rainbow Trout 68,620 Less than 6 inches
11/5/1987 Rainbow Trout 67,200 Less than 6 inches
10/15/1987 Rainbow Trout 21,840 Greater than 6 inches
10/1/1987 Rainbow Trout 10,080 Greater than 6 inches
9/30/1987 Rainbow Trout 9,240 Greater than 6 inches
2/27/1987 Rainbow Trout 29,930 Greater than 6 inches
9/24/1986 Rainbow Trout 13,020 Greater than 6 inches
9/23/1986 Rainbow Trout 17,160 Greater than 6 inches
2/27/1986 Rainbow Trout 13,500 Less than 6 inches
2/26/1986 Rainbow Trout 16,500 Less than 6 inches
9/17/1985 Rainbow Trout 35,000 Less than 6 inches
9/12/1985 Rainbow Trout 7,350 Greater than 6 inches
8/28/1985 Rainbow Trout 19,400 Less than 6 inches
5/3/1985 Rainbow Trout 10,200 Greater than 6 inches
4/10/1985 Rainbow Trout 9,300 Greater than 6 inches
9/28/1984 Rainbow Trout 15,180 Greater than 6 inches
7/19/1984 Rainbow Trout 15,840 Greater than 6 inches
10/24/1983 Rainbow Trout 24,570 Greater than 6 inches
5/23/1983 Rainbow Trout 99,540 Less than 6 inches
6/30/1982 Fall Chinook 49,440 Less than 6 inches
6/29/1982 Fall Chinook 46,200 Less than 6 inches
10/7/1981 Rainbow Trout 8,000 Greater than 6 inches
10/1/1981 Rainbow Trout 8,640 Greater than 6 inches
1/10/1978 Rainbow Trout 382,028 Less than 6 inches
11/13/1970 Rainbow Trout 3,850 Greater than 6 inches
11/10/1970 Rainbow Trout 3,062 Greater than 6 inches
11/6/1969 Rainbow Trout 7,700 Greater than 6 inches
Source: IDFG Fish Stocking Database.

Stream Flows and Boating

Licenses and Tags

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Fishing Rules

All Waters Open All Year

Except as modified in Special Rules
Fishing is not allowed within the posted upstream and downstream boundary of any fish weir or trap.

Daily Bag Limits

The following daily bag limits apply to all waters within each region except as modified in the Special Rules. The possession limit is 3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season.

Special Rules

No Special Rules for Brownlee Reservoir.
Southwest Region Bag Limits
Bass (Largemouth and Smallmouth)
  • Bass limit is 6, both species combined
  • None under 12 inches
Brook Trout
  • Brook Trout limit is 25
  • Harvest allowed during any open season unless otherwise noted under Special Rules - if gear or bait restrictions are listed, they must be followed when fishing for Brook Trout
Bull Trout
  • Bull Trout limit is 0, catch-and-release
Kokanee
  • Kokanee limit is 6
Salmon (ocean-going)
  • Salmon seasons and limits are set annually by the Idaho Fish and Game Commission and issued in a separate brochure
  • Fishing for or targeting salmon is prohibited unless a salmon season is specifically opened for that water
Steelhead (ocean-going)
  • Defined as Rainbow Trout longer than twenty (20) inches in length in the Salmon River drainage (excluding lakes and Reservoirs). Between Hells Canyon Dam and Oxbow Dam and the Boise River from its mouth upstream to Barber Dam during steelhead seasons, steelhead are Rainbow Trout over twenty (20) inches in length with the adipose fin clipped (as evidenced by a healed scar)
  • Fishing for or targeting steelhead is prohibited unless a steelhead season is specifically opened for that water (see fishing regulations for details)
Sturgeon
  • Sturgeon limit is 0, catch-and-release
  • Sturgeon must not be removed from the water and must be released upon landing
  • Barbless hooks and sliding sinkers are required, see fishing regulations for details
Tiger Muskie
  • Tiger Muskie limit is 2, none under 40 inches
Trout includes Brown Trout, Lake Trout, Golden Trout, Arctic Grayling, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, land-locked Chinook and Coho Salmon, trout hybrids (e.g. Tiger Trout)
  • Trout limit is 6, all species combined
  • Does not include Bull Trout and Brook Trout which are listed separately
Whitefish
  • Whitefish limit is 25
  • Harvest allowed during any open season unless otherwise noted under Special Rules - if gear or bait restrictions are listed, they must be followed when fishing for whitefish
Protected Nongame Fish includes Pacific Lamprey
  • May not be harvested or possessed
All Other Fish Species includes bullfrogs and crayfish
  • No bag, size or possession limit
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