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
2022/04/25 Rainbow Trout 1,801 Greater than 6 inches
2022/04/25 Rainbow-Hayspur Triploid All-Female 1,800 Greater than 6 inches
2021/04/30 Rainbow Trout 3,600 Greater than 6 inches
2020/04/03 Rainbow Trout 3,602 Greater than 6 inches
2019/05/08 Rainbow Trout 3,600 Greater than 6 inches
2018/05/15 Rainbow Trout 3,600 Greater than 6 inches
2017/05/11 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
2016/06/08 Rainbow Trout 3,600 Greater than 6 inches
2015/05/20 Rainbow Trout 5,502 Greater than 6 inches
2014/06/24 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
2014/06/19 Rainbow Trout 5,558 Greater than 6 inches
2014/05/15 Rainbow Trout 5,502 Greater than 6 inches
2013/06/17 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
2013/05/28 Rainbow Trout 5,496 Greater than 6 inches
2012/06/12 Rainbow Trout 1,968 Greater than 6 inches
2012/06/11 Rainbow Trout 4,030 Greater than 6 inches
2011/05/20 Rainbow Trout 11,165 Greater than 6 inches
2010/05/26 Rainbow Trout 8,160 Greater than 6 inches
2009/04/08 Rainbow Trout 11,760 Greater than 6 inches
2008/09/03 Rainbow Trout 7,260 Greater than 6 inches
2007/05/11 Rainbow Trout 8,060 Greater than 6 inches
2007/04/16 Rainbow Trout 3,714 Greater than 6 inches
2007/04/13 Rainbow Trout 7,434 Greater than 6 inches
2006/04/07 Rainbow Trout 2,025 Greater than 6 inches
2006/04/06 Rainbow Trout 4,500 Greater than 6 inches
2006/04/05 Rainbow Trout 4,625 Greater than 6 inches
2005/05/09 Rainbow Trout 11,115 Greater than 6 inches
2004/05/04 Rainbow Trout 1,172 Greater than 6 inches
2004/04/26 Rainbow Trout 9,978 Greater than 6 inches
2003/04/15 Rainbow Trout 11,192 Greater than 6 inches
2002/05/24 Rainbow Trout 12,539 Greater than 6 inches
2001/05/01 Rainbow Trout 11,144 Greater than 6 inches
2000/05/03 Rainbow Trout 11,160 Greater than 6 inches
1999/05/13 Rainbow Trout 11,150 Greater than 6 inches
1998/09/28 Rainbow Trout 1,249 Less than 6 inches
1998/09/25 Rainbow Trout 3,150 Less than 6 inches
1998/09/23 Rainbow Trout 16,098 Less than 6 inches
1998/09/22 Rainbow Trout 16,098 Less than 6 inches
1998/04/29 Rainbow Trout 11,150 Greater than 6 inches
1998/04/28 Rainbow Trout 11,150 Greater than 6 inches
1997/09/30 Rainbow Trout 17,950 Less than 6 inches
1997/09/29 Rainbow Trout 17,950 Less than 6 inches
1997/05/05 Rainbow Trout 11,150 Greater than 6 inches
1996/09/25 Cutbow - Cutthroat x Rainbow Trout 18,900 Less than 6 inches
1996/09/25 Rainbow Trout 14,730 Less than 6 inches
1996/09/24 Rainbow Trout 4,070 Less than 6 inches
1996/05/03 Rainbow Trout 5,460 Greater than 6 inches
1996/05/02 Cutbow - Cutthroat x Rainbow Trout 5,980 Less than 6 inches
1995/09/29 Cutbow - Cutthroat x Rainbow Trout 18,800 Less than 6 inches
1995/09/29 Rainbow Trout 2,600 Less than 6 inches
1995/09/26 Rainbow Trout 16,200 Less than 6 inches
1995/05/04 Rainbow Trout 5,575 Greater than 6 inches
1995/04/21 Rainbow Trout 5,575 Greater than 6 inches
1994/05/05 Rainbow Trout 11,148 Greater than 6 inches
1993/09/21 Rainbow Trout 37,637 Less than 6 inches
1993/05/04 Rainbow Trout 11,151 Greater than 6 inches
1992/09/28 Rainbow Trout 37,630 Less than 6 inches
1992/05/07 Rainbow Trout 11,076 Greater than 6 inches
1991/10/22 Tiger Muskie 1,500 Less than 6 inches
1991/10/10 Cutbow - Cutthroat x Rainbow Trout 26,325 Less than 6 inches
1991/09/18 Rainbow Trout 5,010 Greater than 6 inches
1991/09/18 Rainbow Trout 47,520 Less than 6 inches
1991/08/11 Largemouth Bass 79 Greater than 6 inches
1991/04/10 Rainbow Trout 4,950 Greater than 6 inches
1991/04/09 Rainbow Trout 5,070 Greater than 6 inches
1990/10/18 Cutbow - Cutthroat x Rainbow Trout 49,800 Less than 6 inches
1990/10/18 Rainbow Trout 4,950 Greater than 6 inches
1990/10/15 Cutbow - Cutthroat x Rainbow Trout 26,250 Less than 6 inches
1990/10/15 Tiger Muskie 2,100 Less than 6 inches
1990/04/12 Rainbow Trout 9,840 Greater than 6 inches
1989/11/07 Cutbow - Cutthroat x Rainbow Trout 25,200 Less than 6 inches
1989/10/20 Cutbow - Cutthroat x Rainbow Trout 20,003 Less than 6 inches
1989/06/22 Rainbow Trout 5,040 Greater than 6 inches
1989/05/09 Rainbow Trout 504 Greater than 6 inches
1989/05/04 Rainbow Trout 8,025 Greater than 6 inches
1989/04/12 Rainbow Trout 3,510 Greater than 6 inches
1988/06/18 Rainbow Trout 4,995 Greater than 6 inches
1988/05/20 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1988/03/25 Rainbow Trout 2,560 Greater than 6 inches
1988/03/24 Rainbow Trout 4,160 Greater than 6 inches
1988/03/23 Rainbow Trout 4,160 Greater than 6 inches
1988/03/21 Rainbow Trout 4,160 Greater than 6 inches
1987/06/08 Rainbow Trout 5,100 Greater than 6 inches
1987/03/25 Rainbow Trout 4,440 Greater than 6 inches
1987/03/23 Rainbow Trout 4,200 Greater than 6 inches
1987/03/20 Rainbow Trout 4,260 Greater than 6 inches
1987/03/19 Rainbow Trout 2,160 Greater than 6 inches
1986/07/03 Rainbow Trout 15,208 Less than 6 inches
1986/06/23 Rainbow Trout 5,002 Greater than 6 inches
1986/05/27 Rainbow Trout 2,703 Greater than 6 inches
1986/05/22 Rainbow Trout 6,228 Greater than 6 inches
1986/05/21 Rainbow Trout 6,110 Greater than 6 inches
1985/06/27 Rainbow Trout 5,100 Greater than 6 inches
1985/05/16 Rainbow Trout 2,560 Greater than 6 inches
1985/05/13 Rainbow Trout 30,000 Less than 6 inches
1985/05/07 Rainbow Trout 3,600 Greater than 6 inches
1985/04/29 Rainbow Trout 3,900 Greater than 6 inches
1984/06/11 Rainbow Trout 5,130 Greater than 6 inches
1984/05/29 Rainbow Trout 30,600 Less than 6 inches
1984/05/01 Rainbow Trout 10,075 Greater than 6 inches
1983/06/23 Rainbow Trout 5,060 Greater than 6 inches
1983/05/04 Rainbow Trout 10,004 Greater than 6 inches
1982/07/19 Rainbow Trout 2,600 Greater than 6 inches
1982/07/16 Rainbow Trout 2,600 Greater than 6 inches
1982/06/14 Rainbow Trout 3,080 Greater than 6 inches
1982/05/04 Rainbow Trout 3,480 Greater than 6 inches
1982/04/19 Rainbow Trout 3,840 Greater than 6 inches
1981/07/13 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
1981/06/24 Rainbow Trout 2,295 Greater than 6 inches
1981/04/23 Rainbow Trout 7,500 Greater than 6 inches
1981/03/18 Rainbow Trout 2,900 Greater than 6 inches
1980/07/23 Rainbow Trout 3,500 Greater than 6 inches
1980/04/07 Rainbow Trout 5,500 Less than 6 inches
1980/04/04 Rainbow Trout 5,500 Less than 6 inches
1980/04/03 Rainbow Trout 5,500 Less than 6 inches
1979/05/15 Rainbow Trout 2,400 Greater than 6 inches
1979/05/08 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
1979/04/23 Rainbow Trout 5,500 Less than 6 inches
1979/04/18 Rainbow Trout 5,500 Less than 6 inches
1978/07/10 Rainbow Trout 5,400 Less than 6 inches
1978/05/04 Rainbow Trout 10,000 Less than 6 inches
1978/04/17 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Less than 6 inches
1977/06/20 Rainbow Trout 3,500 Greater than 6 inches
1977/04/21 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
1977/04/20 Rainbow Trout 12,800 Greater than 6 inches
1976/07/22 Rainbow Trout 2,700 Greater than 6 inches
1976/06/11 Largemouth Bass 80 Less than 6 inches
1976/06/03 Rainbow Trout 7,400 Greater than 6 inches
1976/05/24 Rainbow Trout 7,400 Greater than 6 inches
1976/05/21 Rainbow Trout 6,800 Greater than 6 inches
1976/05/19 Rainbow Trout 5,800 Greater than 6 inches
1975/08/14 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
1975/08/01 Rainbow Trout 3,605 Greater than 6 inches
1975/07/07 Rainbow Trout 3,400 Greater than 6 inches
1975/06/17 Bluegill 450 Less than 6 inches
1975/04/24 Rainbow Trout 6,000 Less than 6 inches
1975/04/21 Rainbow Trout 18,000 Less than 6 inches
1975/04/15 Rainbow Trout 8,000 Greater than 6 inches
1974/08/21 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
1974/08/13 Rainbow Trout 8,600 Greater than 6 inches
1974/07/10 Rainbow Trout 3,600 Greater than 6 inches
1974/06/25 Rainbow Trout 3,002 Greater than 6 inches
1974/04/17 Rainbow Trout 7,040 Greater than 6 inches
1973/09/22 Rainbow Trout 20,000 Less than 6 inches
1973/07/18 Rainbow Trout 2,700 Greater than 6 inches
1973/07/11 Rainbow Trout 3,300 Greater than 6 inches
1973/06/29 Rainbow Trout 3,300 Greater than 6 inches
1973/06/28 Rainbow Trout 2,700 Greater than 6 inches
1973/06/13 Rainbow Trout 2,970 Greater than 6 inches
1973/06/07 Rainbow Trout 2,970 Greater than 6 inches
1973/03/30 Rainbow Trout 6,300 Greater than 6 inches
1973/03/29 Rainbow Trout 7,700 Less than 6 inches
1973/03/28 Rainbow Trout 7,700 Less than 6 inches
1973/03/27 Rainbow Trout 7,700 Less than 6 inches
1973/03/26 Rainbow Trout 2,200 Less than 6 inches
1972/08/22 Rainbow Trout 6,000 Greater than 6 inches
1972/08/17 Rainbow Trout 3,400 Greater than 6 inches
1972/08/01 Rainbow Trout 6,800 Greater than 6 inches
1972/07/17 Rainbow Trout 3,100 Greater than 6 inches
1972/07/11 Rainbow Trout 3,100 Greater than 6 inches
1972/06/22 Rainbow Trout 3,600 Greater than 6 inches
1972/05/02 Rainbow Trout 21,560 Greater than 6 inches
1972/05/01 Rainbow Trout 6,370 Adults
1971/08/27 Rainbow Trout 1,760 Greater than 6 inches
1971/08/23 Rainbow Trout 11,440 Greater than 6 inches
1971/08/16 Rainbow Trout 6,160 Greater than 6 inches
1971/08/13 Rainbow Trout 1,760 Greater than 6 inches
1971/08/11 Rainbow Trout 7,920 Greater than 6 inches
1971/06/28 Rainbow Trout 3,200 Greater than 6 inches
1971/04/28 Rainbow Trout 8,200 Greater than 6 inches
1971/04/27 Rainbow Trout 3,760 Greater than 6 inches
1971/04/23 Rainbow Trout 12,000 Greater than 6 inches
1971/04/21 Rainbow Trout 1,800 Adults
1971/04/20 Rainbow Trout 1,200 Adults
1970/10/09 Rainbow Trout 1,600 Greater than 6 inches
1970/10/06 Rainbow Trout 4,800 Greater than 6 inches
1970/10/05 Rainbow Trout 4,800 Greater than 6 inches
1970/10/01 Rainbow Trout 1,280 Greater than 6 inches
1970/09/25 Rainbow Trout 1,280 Greater than 6 inches
1970/09/01 Rainbow Trout 5,550 Greater than 6 inches
1970/08/17 Rainbow Trout 4,950 Greater than 6 inches
1970/08/13 Rainbow Trout 4,950 Greater than 6 inches
1970/03/27 Rainbow Trout 6,750 Greater than 6 inches
1970/03/26 Rainbow Trout 6,750 Greater than 6 inches
1970/03/12 Rainbow Trout 3,900 Greater than 6 inches
1970/03/11 Rainbow Trout 3,900 Greater than 6 inches
1970/03/10 Rainbow Trout 7,500 Greater than 6 inches
1969/09/03 Rainbow Trout 3,240 Greater than 6 inches
1969/08/20 Rainbow Trout 3,780 Greater than 6 inches
1969/06/24 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
1969/04/16 Rainbow Trout 1,200 Greater than 6 inches
1969/04/15 Rainbow Trout 6,000 Greater than 6 inches
1969/04/14 Rainbow Trout 6,300 Greater than 6 inches
1969/04/10 Rainbow Trout 5,250 Greater than 6 inches
1969/04/09 Rainbow Trout 5,250 Greater than 6 inches
1969/04/08 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
1968/11/06 Rainbow Trout 3,600 Greater than 6 inches
1968/11/05 Rainbow Trout 1,800 Greater than 6 inches
1968/09/03 Rainbow Trout 840 Greater than 6 inches
1968/07/10 Rainbow Trout 2,400 Greater than 6 inches
1968/07/05 Rainbow Trout 1,400 Greater than 6 inches
1968/07/05 Rainbow Trout 29,790 Less than 6 inches
1968/05/24 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
1968/05/23 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
1968/05/10 Rainbow Trout 2,900 Greater than 6 inches
1968/04/22 Rainbow Trout 3,500 Greater than 6 inches
1968/04/19 Rainbow Trout 3,900 Greater than 6 inches
1968/04/17 Rainbow Trout 5,200 Greater than 6 inches
Source: IDFG Fish Stocking Database.

Licenses and Tags

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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 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 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, 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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