Twin Lakes Reservoir

Bear River Drainage

  • Recommended Fishing Water

Twin Lakes Reservoir in Franklin County is 436.9 acres.

Twin Lakes near Preston Provides a strong fishery even in times of drought in southeastern Idaho.

In this video, three generations of the Clements family gather at Twin Lakes to go fishing for bluegill. They relive 30-year-old memories and make new ones with a new generation.

Facilities

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

Recommended Game Fish

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size
4/3/2020 Rainbow Trout 3,602 Greater than 6 inches
5/8/2019 Rainbow Trout 3,600 Greater than 6 inches
5/15/2018 Rainbow Trout 3,600 Greater than 6 inches
5/11/2017 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/8/2016 Rainbow Trout 3,600 Greater than 6 inches
5/20/2015 Rainbow Trout 5,502 Greater than 6 inches
6/24/2014 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
6/19/2014 Rainbow Trout 5,558 Greater than 6 inches
5/15/2014 Rainbow Trout 5,502 Greater than 6 inches
6/17/2013 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
5/28/2013 Rainbow Trout 5,496 Greater than 6 inches
6/12/2012 Rainbow Trout 1,968 Greater than 6 inches
6/11/2012 Rainbow Trout 4,030 Greater than 6 inches
5/20/2011 Rainbow Trout 11,165 Greater than 6 inches
5/26/2010 Rainbow Trout 8,160 Greater than 6 inches
4/8/2009 Rainbow Trout 11,760 Greater than 6 inches
9/3/2008 Rainbow Trout 7,260 Greater than 6 inches
5/11/2007 Rainbow Trout 8,060 Greater than 6 inches
4/16/2007 Rainbow Trout 3,714 Greater than 6 inches
4/13/2007 Rainbow Trout 7,434 Greater than 6 inches
4/7/2006 Rainbow Trout 2,025 Greater than 6 inches
4/6/2006 Rainbow Trout 4,500 Greater than 6 inches
4/5/2006 Rainbow Trout 4,625 Greater than 6 inches
5/9/2005 Rainbow Trout 11,115 Greater than 6 inches
5/4/2004 Rainbow Trout 1,172 Greater than 6 inches
4/26/2004 Rainbow Trout 9,978 Greater than 6 inches
4/15/2003 Rainbow Trout 11,192 Greater than 6 inches
5/24/2002 Rainbow Trout 12,539 Greater than 6 inches
5/1/2001 Rainbow Trout 11,144 Greater than 6 inches
5/3/2000 Rainbow Trout 11,160 Greater than 6 inches
5/13/1999 Rainbow Trout 11,150 Greater than 6 inches
9/28/1998 Rainbow Trout 1,249 Less than 6 inches
9/25/1998 Rainbow Trout 3,150 Less than 6 inches
9/23/1998 Rainbow Trout 16,098 Less than 6 inches
9/22/1998 Rainbow Trout 16,098 Less than 6 inches
4/29/1998 Rainbow Trout 11,150 Greater than 6 inches
4/28/1998 Rainbow Trout 11,150 Greater than 6 inches
9/30/1997 Rainbow Trout 17,950 Less than 6 inches
9/29/1997 Rainbow Trout 17,950 Less than 6 inches
5/5/1997 Rainbow Trout 11,150 Greater than 6 inches
9/25/1996 Cutbow - Cutthroat x Rainbow Trout 18,900 Less than 6 inches
9/25/1996 Rainbow Trout 14,730 Less than 6 inches
9/24/1996 Rainbow Trout 4,070 Less than 6 inches
5/3/1996 Rainbow Trout 5,460 Greater than 6 inches
5/2/1996 Cutbow - Cutthroat x Rainbow Trout 5,980 Less than 6 inches
9/29/1995 Cutbow - Cutthroat x Rainbow Trout 18,800 Less than 6 inches
9/29/1995 Rainbow Trout 2,600 Less than 6 inches
9/26/1995 Rainbow Trout 16,200 Less than 6 inches
5/4/1995 Rainbow Trout 5,575 Greater than 6 inches
4/21/1995 Rainbow Trout 5,575 Greater than 6 inches
5/5/1994 Rainbow Trout 11,148 Greater than 6 inches
9/21/1993 Rainbow Trout 37,637 Less than 6 inches
5/4/1993 Rainbow Trout 11,151 Greater than 6 inches
9/28/1992 Rainbow Trout 37,630 Less than 6 inches
5/7/1992 Rainbow Trout 11,076 Greater than 6 inches
10/22/1991 Tiger Muskie 1,500 Less than 6 inches
10/10/1991 Cutbow - Cutthroat x Rainbow Trout 26,325 Less than 6 inches
9/18/1991 Rainbow Trout 5,010 Greater than 6 inches
9/18/1991 Rainbow Trout 47,520 Less than 6 inches
8/11/1991 Largemouth Bass 79 Greater than 6 inches
4/10/1991 Rainbow Trout 4,950 Greater than 6 inches
4/9/1991 Rainbow Trout 5,070 Greater than 6 inches
10/18/1990 Cutbow - Cutthroat x Rainbow Trout 49,800 Less than 6 inches
10/18/1990 Rainbow Trout 4,950 Greater than 6 inches
10/15/1990 Cutbow - Cutthroat x Rainbow Trout 26,250 Less than 6 inches
10/15/1990 Tiger Muskie 2,100 Less than 6 inches
4/12/1990 Rainbow Trout 9,840 Greater than 6 inches
11/7/1989 Cutbow - Cutthroat x Rainbow Trout 25,200 Less than 6 inches
10/20/1989 Cutbow - Cutthroat x Rainbow Trout 20,003 Less than 6 inches
6/22/1989 Rainbow Trout 5,040 Greater than 6 inches
5/9/1989 Rainbow Trout 504 Greater than 6 inches
5/4/1989 Rainbow Trout 8,025 Greater than 6 inches
4/12/1989 Rainbow Trout 3,510 Greater than 6 inches
6/18/1988 Rainbow Trout 4,995 Greater than 6 inches
5/20/1988 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
3/25/1988 Rainbow Trout 2,560 Greater than 6 inches
3/24/1988 Rainbow Trout 4,160 Greater than 6 inches
3/23/1988 Rainbow Trout 4,160 Greater than 6 inches
3/21/1988 Rainbow Trout 4,160 Greater than 6 inches
6/8/1987 Rainbow Trout 5,100 Greater than 6 inches
3/25/1987 Rainbow Trout 4,440 Greater than 6 inches
3/23/1987 Rainbow Trout 4,200 Greater than 6 inches
3/20/1987 Rainbow Trout 4,260 Greater than 6 inches
3/19/1987 Rainbow Trout 2,160 Greater than 6 inches
7/3/1986 Rainbow Trout 15,208 Less than 6 inches
6/23/1986 Rainbow Trout 5,002 Greater than 6 inches
5/27/1986 Rainbow Trout 2,703 Greater than 6 inches
5/22/1986 Rainbow Trout 6,228 Greater than 6 inches
5/21/1986 Rainbow Trout 6,110 Greater than 6 inches
6/27/1985 Rainbow Trout 5,100 Greater than 6 inches
5/16/1985 Rainbow Trout 2,560 Greater than 6 inches
5/13/1985 Rainbow Trout 30,000 Less than 6 inches
5/7/1985 Rainbow Trout 3,600 Greater than 6 inches
4/29/1985 Rainbow Trout 3,900 Greater than 6 inches
6/11/1984 Rainbow Trout 5,130 Greater than 6 inches
5/29/1984 Rainbow Trout 30,600 Less than 6 inches
5/1/1984 Rainbow Trout 10,075 Greater than 6 inches
6/23/1983 Rainbow Trout 5,060 Greater than 6 inches
5/4/1983 Rainbow Trout 10,004 Greater than 6 inches
7/19/1982 Rainbow Trout 2,600 Greater than 6 inches
7/16/1982 Rainbow Trout 2,600 Greater than 6 inches
6/14/1982 Rainbow Trout 3,080 Greater than 6 inches
5/4/1982 Rainbow Trout 3,480 Greater than 6 inches
4/19/1982 Rainbow Trout 3,840 Greater than 6 inches
7/13/1981 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/24/1981 Rainbow Trout 2,295 Greater than 6 inches
4/23/1981 Rainbow Trout 7,500 Greater than 6 inches
3/18/1981 Rainbow Trout 2,900 Greater than 6 inches
7/23/1980 Rainbow Trout 3,500 Greater than 6 inches
4/7/1980 Rainbow Trout 5,500 Less than 6 inches
4/4/1980 Rainbow Trout 5,500 Less than 6 inches
4/3/1980 Rainbow Trout 5,500 Less than 6 inches
5/15/1979 Rainbow Trout 2,400 Greater than 6 inches
5/8/1979 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
4/23/1979 Rainbow Trout 5,500 Less than 6 inches
4/18/1979 Rainbow Trout 5,500 Less than 6 inches
7/10/1978 Rainbow Trout 5,400 Less than 6 inches
5/4/1978 Rainbow Trout 10,000 Less than 6 inches
4/17/1978 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Less than 6 inches
6/20/1977 Rainbow Trout 3,500 Greater than 6 inches
4/21/1977 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
4/20/1977 Rainbow Trout 12,800 Greater than 6 inches
7/22/1976 Rainbow Trout 2,700 Greater than 6 inches
6/11/1976 Largemouth Bass 80 Less than 6 inches
6/3/1976 Rainbow Trout 7,400 Greater than 6 inches
5/24/1976 Rainbow Trout 7,400 Greater than 6 inches
5/21/1976 Rainbow Trout 6,800 Greater than 6 inches
5/19/1976 Rainbow Trout 5,800 Greater than 6 inches
8/14/1975 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
8/1/1975 Rainbow Trout 3,605 Greater than 6 inches
7/7/1975 Rainbow Trout 3,400 Greater than 6 inches
6/17/1975 Bluegill 450 Less than 6 inches
4/24/1975 Rainbow Trout 6,000 Less than 6 inches
4/21/1975 Rainbow Trout 18,000 Less than 6 inches
4/15/1975 Rainbow Trout 8,000 Greater than 6 inches
8/21/1974 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
8/13/1974 Rainbow Trout 8,600 Greater than 6 inches
7/10/1974 Rainbow Trout 3,600 Greater than 6 inches
6/25/1974 Rainbow Trout 3,002 Greater than 6 inches
4/17/1974 Rainbow Trout 7,040 Greater than 6 inches
9/22/1973 Rainbow Trout 20,000 Less than 6 inches
7/18/1973 Rainbow Trout 2,700 Greater than 6 inches
7/11/1973 Rainbow Trout 3,300 Greater than 6 inches
6/29/1973 Rainbow Trout 3,300 Greater than 6 inches
6/28/1973 Rainbow Trout 2,700 Greater than 6 inches
6/13/1973 Rainbow Trout 2,970 Greater than 6 inches
6/7/1973 Rainbow Trout 2,970 Greater than 6 inches
3/30/1973 Rainbow Trout 6,300 Greater than 6 inches
3/29/1973 Rainbow Trout 7,700 Less than 6 inches
3/28/1973 Rainbow Trout 7,700 Less than 6 inches
3/27/1973 Rainbow Trout 7,700 Less than 6 inches
3/26/1973 Rainbow Trout 2,200 Less than 6 inches
8/22/1972 Rainbow Trout 6,000 Greater than 6 inches
8/17/1972 Rainbow Trout 3,400 Greater than 6 inches
8/1/1972 Rainbow Trout 6,800 Greater than 6 inches
7/17/1972 Rainbow Trout 3,100 Greater than 6 inches
7/11/1972 Rainbow Trout 3,100 Greater than 6 inches
6/22/1972 Rainbow Trout 3,600 Greater than 6 inches
5/2/1972 Rainbow Trout 21,560 Greater than 6 inches
5/1/1972 Rainbow Trout 6,370 Adults
8/27/1971 Rainbow Trout 1,760 Greater than 6 inches
8/23/1971 Rainbow Trout 11,440 Greater than 6 inches
8/16/1971 Rainbow Trout 6,160 Greater than 6 inches
8/13/1971 Rainbow Trout 1,760 Greater than 6 inches
8/11/1971 Rainbow Trout 7,920 Greater than 6 inches
6/28/1971 Rainbow Trout 3,200 Greater than 6 inches
4/28/1971 Rainbow Trout 8,200 Greater than 6 inches
4/27/1971 Rainbow Trout 3,760 Greater than 6 inches
4/23/1971 Rainbow Trout 12,000 Greater than 6 inches
4/21/1971 Rainbow Trout 1,800 Adults
4/20/1971 Rainbow Trout 1,200 Adults
10/9/1970 Rainbow Trout 1,600 Greater than 6 inches
10/6/1970 Rainbow Trout 4,800 Greater than 6 inches
10/5/1970 Rainbow Trout 4,800 Greater than 6 inches
10/1/1970 Rainbow Trout 1,280 Greater than 6 inches
9/25/1970 Rainbow Trout 1,280 Greater than 6 inches
9/1/1970 Rainbow Trout 5,550 Greater than 6 inches
8/17/1970 Rainbow Trout 4,950 Greater than 6 inches
8/13/1970 Rainbow Trout 4,950 Greater than 6 inches
3/27/1970 Rainbow Trout 6,750 Greater than 6 inches
3/26/1970 Rainbow Trout 6,750 Greater than 6 inches
3/12/1970 Rainbow Trout 3,900 Greater than 6 inches
3/11/1970 Rainbow Trout 3,900 Greater than 6 inches
3/10/1970 Rainbow Trout 7,500 Greater than 6 inches
9/3/1969 Rainbow Trout 3,240 Greater than 6 inches
8/20/1969 Rainbow Trout 3,780 Greater than 6 inches
6/24/1969 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
4/16/1969 Rainbow Trout 1,200 Greater than 6 inches
4/15/1969 Rainbow Trout 6,000 Greater than 6 inches
4/14/1969 Rainbow Trout 6,300 Greater than 6 inches
4/10/1969 Rainbow Trout 5,250 Greater than 6 inches
4/9/1969 Rainbow Trout 5,250 Greater than 6 inches
4/8/1969 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
11/6/1968 Rainbow Trout 3,600 Greater than 6 inches
11/5/1968 Rainbow Trout 1,800 Greater than 6 inches
9/3/1968 Rainbow Trout 840 Greater than 6 inches
7/10/1968 Rainbow Trout 2,400 Greater than 6 inches
7/5/1968 Rainbow Trout 1,400 Greater than 6 inches
7/5/1968 Rainbow Trout 29,790 Less than 6 inches
5/24/1968 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
5/23/1968 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
5/10/1968 Rainbow Trout 2,900 Greater than 6 inches
4/22/1968 Rainbow Trout 3,500 Greater than 6 inches
4/19/1968 Rainbow Trout 3,900 Greater than 6 inches
4/17/1968 Rainbow Trout 5,200 Greater than 6 inches
Source: IDFG Fish Stocking Database.

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 Twin Lakes Reservoir.
Southeast Region Bag Limits
Bass (Largemouth and Smallmouth)
  • Bass limit is 6, both species combined
  • None under 14 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
Cisco (Bear Lake only)
  • Cisco limit is 30
Kokanee
  • Kokanee limit is 6
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, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, and trout hybrids (e.g. Tiger Trout)
  • Trout limit is 6, all species combined
  • In rivers and streams, only 2 of the 6 trout may be Cutthroat Trout
  • 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 Northern Leatherside Chub, Bear Lake Sculpin, and Bluehead Sucker (also known as Green Sucker)
  • May not be harvested or possessed
All Other Fish Species includes bullfrogs and crayfish
  • No bag, size or possession limit
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