Brownlee Reservoir

Flows into the Snake River

  • Recommended Fishing Water

Brownlee Reservoir in Washington County is 10,994.7 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 further down on this page.

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
2022/04/15 White Sturgeon 197 Adults
2021/04/21 White Sturgeon 100 Greater than 6 inches
1999/05/13 Rainbow Trout 50,000 Less than 6 inches
1998/03/31 Rainbow Trout 58,300 Less than 6 inches
1998/03/26 Rainbow Trout 62,640 Less than 6 inches
1996/11/26 Steelhead 51,840 Less than 6 inches
1996/05/20 Rainbow Trout 107,300 Less than 6 inches
1995/11/16 Steelhead 132,600 Less than 6 inches
1994/10/19 Steelhead 188,700 Less than 6 inches
1994/04/27 Rainbow Trout 61,320 Less than 6 inches
1994/04/06 Rainbow Trout 68,504 Less than 6 inches
1993/10/15 Rainbow Trout 124,320 Less than 6 inches
1993/05/20 Steelhead Trout 47,089 Greater than 6 inches
1992/11/10 Rainbow Trout 188,780 Less than 6 inches
1992/10/30 Rainbow Trout 55,000 Less than 6 inches
1992/10/08 Rainbow Trout 265,850 Less than 6 inches
1992/05/14 Rainbow Trout 84,920 Less than 6 inches
1992/05/08 Rainbow Trout 144,800 Less than 6 inches
1991/10/11 Rainbow Trout 59,750 Less than 6 inches
1991/10/10 Rainbow Trout 60,330 Less than 6 inches
1991/10/08 Rainbow Trout 38,000 Less than 6 inches
1991/05/31 Rainbow Trout 35,460 Less than 6 inches
1991/05/30 Rainbow Trout 203,080 Less than 6 inches
1991/05/03 Smallmouth Bass 300 Greater than 6 inches
1990/10/30 Rainbow Trout 9,900 Less than 6 inches
1990/06/26 Rainbow Trout 10,105 Greater than 6 inches
1990/06/21 Rainbow Trout 143,820 Less than 6 inches
1990/05/17 Rainbow Trout 240,665 Less than 6 inches
1990/05/16 Rainbow Trout 73,920 Less than 6 inches
1990/04/04 Rainbow Trout 24,560 Less than 6 inches
1990/04/03 Rainbow Trout 7,800 Less than 6 inches
1990/04/02 Rainbow Trout 10,400 Less than 6 inches
1989/10/11 Rainbow Trout 30,400 Less than 6 inches
1989/10/10 Rainbow Trout 56,000 Less than 6 inches
1989/09/15 Rainbow Trout 30,000 Less than 6 inches
1989/08/30 Rainbow Trout 14,000 Less than 6 inches
1989/05/25 Rainbow Trout 43,870 Less than 6 inches
1988/11/10 Rainbow Trout 22,140 Less than 6 inches
1988/11/09 Rainbow Trout 81,860 Less than 6 inches
1988/11/08 Rainbow Trout 50,400 Less than 6 inches
1988/11/01 Rainbow Trout 43,200 Less than 6 inches
1988/10/12 Rainbow Trout 6,900 Greater than 6 inches
1988/10/11 Rainbow Trout 23,100 Greater than 6 inches
1988/05/25 Rainbow Trout 16,500 Less than 6 inches
1988/04/19 Rainbow Trout 146,300 Less than 6 inches
1988/01/26 Rainbow Trout 35,000 Greater than 6 inches
1987/11/06 Rainbow Trout 68,620 Less than 6 inches
1987/11/05 Rainbow Trout 67,200 Less than 6 inches
1987/10/15 Rainbow Trout 21,840 Greater than 6 inches
1987/10/01 Rainbow Trout 10,080 Greater than 6 inches
1987/09/30 Rainbow Trout 9,240 Greater than 6 inches
1987/02/27 Rainbow Trout 29,930 Greater than 6 inches
1986/09/24 Rainbow Trout 13,020 Greater than 6 inches
1986/09/23 Rainbow Trout 17,160 Greater than 6 inches
1986/02/27 Rainbow Trout 13,500 Less than 6 inches
1986/02/26 Rainbow Trout 16,500 Less than 6 inches
1985/09/17 Rainbow Trout 35,000 Less than 6 inches
1985/09/12 Rainbow Trout 7,350 Greater than 6 inches
1985/08/28 Rainbow Trout 19,400 Less than 6 inches
1985/05/03 Rainbow Trout 10,200 Greater than 6 inches
1985/04/10 Rainbow Trout 9,300 Greater than 6 inches
1984/09/28 Rainbow Trout 15,180 Greater than 6 inches
1984/07/19 Rainbow Trout 15,840 Greater than 6 inches
1983/10/24 Rainbow Trout 24,570 Greater than 6 inches
1983/05/23 Rainbow Trout 99,540 Less than 6 inches
1982/06/30 Fall Chinook 49,440 Less than 6 inches
1982/06/29 Fall Chinook 46,200 Less than 6 inches
1981/10/07 Rainbow Trout 8,000 Greater than 6 inches
1981/10/01 Rainbow Trout 8,640 Greater than 6 inches
1978/01/10 Rainbow Trout 382,028 Less than 6 inches
1970/11/13 Rainbow Trout 3,850 Greater than 6 inches
1970/11/10 Rainbow Trout 3,062 Greater than 6 inches
1969/11/06 Rainbow Trout 7,700 Greater than 6 inches
Source: IDFG Fish Stocking Database.

Stream Flows and Boating

Licenses and Tags

Learn more about IDFG Licenses, Tags & Permits
 

Be aware of Fish Consumption Advisories associated with this waterbody. More information ca be found here.

Fishing Rules, 2022 - 2024

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

  • Spring and summer Chinook Salmon seasons and limits are set by the Idaho Fish and Game Commission and issued in separate brochures
  • Seasons and limits for fall Chinook Salmon and Coho Salmon can be found here
  • Sockeye Salmon limit is 0 and fishing for or targeting Sockeye Salmon is illegal
  • 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 are required
  • Use of a sliding swivel device to secure a weight, and a lighter test line to secure weight to sliding swivel device is 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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