Trail Creek

Tributary of the Big Wood River

    Trail Creek in Blaine County is 21.8 miles in length.

    Species Observed in Surveys

    Fish Stocking Records

    Date Species Quantity General Size
    8/13/2020 Rainbow Trout 1,400 Greater than 6 inches
    6/11/2020 Rainbow Trout 475 Greater than 6 inches
    8/28/2019 Rainbow Trout 700 Greater than 6 inches
    7/2/2019 Rainbow Trout 225 Greater than 6 inches
    6/27/2019 Rainbow Trout 972 Greater than 6 inches
    8/28/2018 Rainbow Trout 356 Greater than 6 inches
    8/13/2018 Rainbow Trout 457 Greater than 6 inches
    7/27/2018 Rainbow Trout 357 Greater than 6 inches
    6/20/2018 Rainbow Trout 475 Greater than 6 inches
    8/15/2017 Rainbow Trout 357 Greater than 6 inches
    8/1/2017 Rainbow Trout 356 Greater than 6 inches
    7/18/2017 Rainbow Trout 357 Greater than 6 inches
    7/3/2017 Rainbow Trout 356 Greater than 6 inches
    8/24/2016 Rainbow Trout 475 Greater than 6 inches
    8/10/2016 Rainbow Trout 407 Greater than 6 inches
    7/27/2016 Rainbow Trout 350 Greater than 6 inches
    7/6/2016 Rainbow Trout 363 Greater than 6 inches
    6/22/2016 Rainbow Trout 225 Greater than 6 inches
    6/21/2016 Rainbow Trout 225 Greater than 6 inches
    8/20/2015 Rainbow Trout 340 Greater than 6 inches
    8/6/2015 Rainbow Trout 350 Greater than 6 inches
    7/23/2015 Rainbow Trout 200 Greater than 6 inches
    7/16/2015 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
    7/2/2015 Rainbow Trout 275 Greater than 6 inches
    6/25/2015 Rainbow Trout 150 Greater than 6 inches
    6/18/2015 Rainbow Trout 336 Greater than 6 inches
    8/27/2014 Rainbow Trout 357 Greater than 6 inches
    8/14/2014 Rainbow Trout 356 Greater than 6 inches
    7/29/2014 Rainbow Trout 463 Greater than 6 inches
    7/17/2014 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
    7/3/2014 Rainbow Trout 151 Greater than 6 inches
    6/18/2014 Rainbow Trout 325 Greater than 6 inches
    8/28/2013 Rainbow Trout 350 Greater than 6 inches
    8/6/2013 Rainbow Trout 363 Greater than 6 inches
    7/18/2013 Rainbow Trout 225 Greater than 6 inches
    7/3/2013 Rainbow Trout 313 Greater than 6 inches
    6/26/2013 Rainbow Trout 475 Greater than 6 inches
    8/22/2012 Rainbow Trout 350 Greater than 6 inches
    8/7/2012 Rainbow Trout 363 Greater than 6 inches
    7/24/2012 Rainbow Trout 350 Greater than 6 inches
    7/12/2012 Rainbow Trout 363 Greater than 6 inches
    6/28/2012 Rainbow Trout 475 Greater than 6 inches
    9/8/2011 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
    8/30/2011 Rainbow Trout 375 Greater than 6 inches
    8/18/2011 Rainbow Trout 375 Greater than 6 inches
    7/27/2011 Rainbow Trout 375 Greater than 6 inches
    7/21/2011 Rainbow Trout 375 Greater than 6 inches
    8/19/2010 Rainbow Trout 375 Greater than 6 inches
    8/11/2010 Rainbow Trout 375 Greater than 6 inches
    7/22/2010 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
    7/8/2010 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
    8/24/2009 Rainbow Trout 375 Greater than 6 inches
    8/5/2009 Rainbow Trout 375 Greater than 6 inches
    7/23/2009 Rainbow Trout 375 Greater than 6 inches
    7/2/2009 Rainbow Trout 375 Greater than 6 inches
    6/11/2009 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
    8/19/2008 Rainbow Trout 375 Greater than 6 inches
    8/5/2008 Rainbow Trout 275 Greater than 6 inches
    7/17/2008 Rainbow Trout 375 Greater than 6 inches
    7/1/2008 Rainbow Trout 375 Greater than 6 inches
    6/6/2008 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
    8/16/2007 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
    7/25/2007 Rainbow Trout 375 Greater than 6 inches
    7/5/2007 Rainbow Trout 375 Greater than 6 inches
    6/26/2007 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
    6/7/2007 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
    8/23/2006 Rainbow Trout 800 Greater than 6 inches
    8/10/2006 Rainbow Trout 325 Greater than 6 inches
    7/20/2006 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
    6/28/2006 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
    9/1/2005 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
    8/17/2005 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
    7/25/2005 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
    7/11/2005 Rainbow Trout 350 Greater than 6 inches
    6/20/2005 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
    6/9/2005 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
    8/18/2004 Rainbow Trout 375 Greater than 6 inches
    8/5/2004 Rainbow Trout 375 Greater than 6 inches
    7/21/2004 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
    6/30/2004 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
    6/24/2004 Rainbow Trout 252 Greater than 6 inches
    6/9/2004 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
    8/15/2003 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
    7/17/2003 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
    6/25/2003 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
    8/16/2002 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
    7/17/2002 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
    6/19/2002 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
    8/16/2001 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
    7/26/2001 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
    7/12/2001 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
    6/28/2001 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
    6/7/2001 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
    8/29/2000 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
    8/10/2000 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
    7/27/2000 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
    7/21/2000 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
    7/14/2000 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
    6/30/2000 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
    6/16/2000 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
    8/26/1999 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
    8/12/1999 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
    7/29/1999 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
    7/15/1999 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
    8/21/1998 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
    8/7/1998 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
    6/30/1998 Rainbow Trout 600 Greater than 6 inches
    8/28/1997 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
    8/14/1997 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
    8/1/1997 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
    7/21/1997 Rainbow Trout 600 Greater than 6 inches
    8/30/1996 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
    8/15/1996 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
    8/1/1996 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
    7/18/1996 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
    8/16/1995 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
    8/3/1995 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
    9/1/1994 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
    8/24/1994 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
    8/11/1994 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
    7/28/1994 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
    7/14/1994 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
    7/1/1994 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
    6/24/1994 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
    6/9/1994 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
    5/26/1994 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
    8/27/1993 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
    8/13/1993 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
    7/23/1993 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
    7/8/1993 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
    8/14/1992 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
    7/17/1992 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
    7/10/1992 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
    7/3/1992 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
    6/19/1992 Rainbow Trout 416 Greater than 6 inches
    6/5/1992 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
    8/23/1991 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
    8/2/1991 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
    7/12/1991 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
    7/3/1991 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
    5/31/1991 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
    8/30/1990 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
    8/17/1990 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
    7/27/1990 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
    7/20/1990 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
    7/13/1990 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
    6/29/1990 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
    5/25/1990 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
    8/17/1989 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
    8/10/1989 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
    8/3/1989 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
    7/27/1989 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
    7/24/1989 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
    7/11/1989 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
    6/30/1989 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
    6/19/1989 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
    5/23/1989 Rainbow Trout 2,100 Greater than 6 inches
    9/2/1988 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
    8/15/1988 Rainbow Trout 2,030 Greater than 6 inches
    8/12/1988 Rainbow Trout 1,013 Greater than 6 inches
    7/20/1988 Rainbow Trout 2,065 Greater than 6 inches
    7/14/1988 Rainbow Trout 571 Greater than 6 inches
    7/13/1988 Rainbow Trout 1,430 Greater than 6 inches
    6/17/1988 Rainbow Trout 1,920 Greater than 6 inches
    6/7/1988 Rainbow Trout 2,050 Greater than 6 inches
    5/24/1988 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
    8/24/1987 Rainbow Trout 1,200 Greater than 6 inches
    7/1/1987 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
    6/22/1987 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
    6/11/1987 Rainbow Trout 3,600 Greater than 6 inches
    6/10/1987 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
    5/21/1987 Rainbow Trout 2,445 Greater than 6 inches
    8/26/1986 Rainbow Trout 835 Greater than 6 inches
    8/14/1986 Rainbow Trout 1,064 Greater than 6 inches
    7/28/1986 Rainbow Trout 702 Greater than 6 inches
    7/21/1986 Rainbow Trout 1,200 Greater than 6 inches
    6/30/1986 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
    6/21/1986 Rainbow Trout 300 Greater than 6 inches
    5/19/1986 Rainbow Trout 800 Greater than 6 inches
    5/14/1986 Rainbow Trout 1,100 Greater than 6 inches
    8/30/1985 Rainbow Trout 330 Greater than 6 inches
    7/26/1985 Rainbow Trout 1,200 Greater than 6 inches
    7/3/1985 Rainbow Trout 2,050 Greater than 6 inches
    6/20/1985 Rainbow Trout 2,373 Greater than 6 inches
    6/19/1985 Rainbow Trout 2,034 Greater than 6 inches
    5/13/1985 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
    9/27/1984 Rainbow Trout 1,690 Greater than 6 inches
    9/20/1984 Rainbow Trout 910 Greater than 6 inches
    9/19/1984 Rainbow Trout 910 Greater than 6 inches
    8/28/1984 Rainbow Trout 910 Greater than 6 inches
    8/13/1984 Rainbow Trout 1,155 Greater than 6 inches
    7/25/1984 Rainbow Trout 1,425 Greater than 6 inches
    7/16/1984 Rainbow Trout 1,613 Greater than 6 inches
    7/3/1984 Rainbow Trout 1,575 Greater than 6 inches
    6/13/1984 Rainbow Trout 1,463 Greater than 6 inches
    8/2/1983 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
    7/27/1983 Rainbow Trout 848 Greater than 6 inches
    7/20/1983 Rainbow Trout 1,365 Greater than 6 inches
    7/1/1983 Rainbow Trout 1,404 Greater than 6 inches
    5/24/1983 Rainbow Trout 1,645 Greater than 6 inches
    8/17/1982 Rainbow Trout 700 Greater than 6 inches
    8/4/1982 Rainbow Trout 600 Greater than 6 inches
    7/20/1982 Rainbow Trout 2,100 Greater than 6 inches
    6/11/1982 Rainbow Trout 1,040 Greater than 6 inches
    5/27/1982 Rainbow Trout 1,613 Greater than 6 inches
    8/19/1981 Rainbow Trout 2,160 Greater than 6 inches
    7/29/1981 Rainbow Trout 2,310 Greater than 6 inches
    7/23/1981 Rainbow Trout 920 Greater than 6 inches
    7/20/1981 Rainbow Trout 880 Greater than 6 inches
    7/8/1981 Rainbow Trout 2,630 Greater than 6 inches
    6/26/1981 Rainbow Trout 945 Greater than 6 inches
    6/16/1981 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
    6/3/1981 Rainbow Trout 620 Greater than 6 inches
    5/22/1981 Rainbow Trout 1,200 Greater than 6 inches
    8/25/1980 Rainbow Trout 665 Greater than 6 inches
    8/13/1980 Rainbow Trout 495 Greater than 6 inches
    7/29/1980 Rainbow Trout 2,090 Greater than 6 inches
    7/14/1980 Rainbow Trout 2,520 Greater than 6 inches
    7/10/1980 Rainbow Trout 540 Greater than 6 inches
    6/11/1980 Rainbow Trout 3,900 Greater than 6 inches
    5/22/1980 Rainbow Trout 1,120 Greater than 6 inches
    7/24/1979 Rainbow Trout 2,700 Greater than 6 inches
    7/2/1979 Rainbow Trout 1,225 Greater than 6 inches
    6/19/1979 Rainbow Trout 3,960 Greater than 6 inches
    5/24/1979 Rainbow Trout 3,600 Greater than 6 inches
    9/11/1978 Rainbow Trout 525 Greater than 6 inches
    8/30/1978 Rainbow Trout 450 Adults
    8/23/1978 Rainbow Trout 2,400 Greater than 6 inches
    8/15/1978 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
    8/8/1978 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
    7/20/1978 Rainbow Trout 1,120 Greater than 6 inches
    7/17/1978 Rainbow Trout 805 Greater than 6 inches
    7/12/1978 Rainbow Trout 1,190 Greater than 6 inches
    7/3/1978 Rainbow Trout 1,190 Greater than 6 inches
    6/7/1978 Rainbow Trout 1,120 Greater than 6 inches
    6/2/1978 Rainbow Trout 1,120 Greater than 6 inches
    5/25/1978 Rainbow Trout 1,225 Greater than 6 inches
    8/2/1977 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
    6/20/1977 Rainbow Trout 402 Greater than 6 inches
    5/20/1977 Rainbow Trout 825 Greater than 6 inches
    8/19/1976 Rainbow Trout 850 Greater than 6 inches
    8/17/1976 Rainbow Trout 255 Greater than 6 inches
    7/23/1976 Rainbow Trout 3,120 Greater than 6 inches
    7/7/1976 Rainbow Trout 665 Greater than 6 inches
    7/6/1976 Rainbow Trout 805 Greater than 6 inches
    6/17/1976 Rainbow Trout 3,375 Greater than 6 inches
    5/24/1976 Rainbow Trout 840 Greater than 6 inches
    8/14/1975 Rainbow Trout 1,155 Greater than 6 inches
    8/5/1975 Rainbow Trout 1,155 Greater than 6 inches
    7/28/1975 Rainbow Trout 980 Greater than 6 inches
    7/8/1975 Rainbow Trout 360 Greater than 6 inches
    7/2/1975 Rainbow Trout 900 Greater than 6 inches
    5/23/1975 Rainbow Trout 2,660 Greater than 6 inches
    8/27/1974 Rainbow Trout 900 Greater than 6 inches
    8/5/1974 Rainbow Trout 900 Greater than 6 inches
    7/17/1974 Rainbow Trout 3,150 Greater than 6 inches
    7/16/1974 Rainbow Trout 450 Greater than 6 inches
    7/12/1974 Rainbow Trout 1,275 Greater than 6 inches
    6/3/1974 Rainbow Trout 3,900 Greater than 6 inches
    5/15/1974 Rainbow Trout 3,060 Greater than 6 inches
    8/14/1973 Rainbow Trout 1,100 Greater than 6 inches
    7/24/1973 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
    7/12/1973 Rainbow Trout 875 Greater than 6 inches
    7/2/1973 Rainbow Trout 900 Greater than 6 inches
    6/29/1973 Rainbow Trout 1,800 Greater than 6 inches
    6/7/1973 Rainbow Trout 1,200 Greater than 6 inches
    6/4/1973 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
    5/22/1973 Rainbow Trout 980 Greater than 6 inches
    5/21/1973 Rainbow Trout 1,120 Greater than 6 inches
    8/29/1972 Rainbow Trout 585 Adults
    8/28/1972 Rainbow Trout 455 Adults
    8/8/1972 Rainbow Trout 1,155 Greater than 6 inches
    7/26/1972 Rainbow Trout 3,750 Greater than 6 inches
    7/11/1972 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
    7/5/1972 Rainbow Trout 350 Greater than 6 inches
    6/27/1972 Rainbow Trout 2,600 Greater than 6 inches
    6/16/1972 Rainbow Trout 3,400 Greater than 6 inches
    5/26/1972 Rainbow Trout 4,463 Greater than 6 inches
    8/20/1971 Rainbow Trout 3,480 Greater than 6 inches
    8/3/1971 Rainbow Trout 1,260 Greater than 6 inches
    7/30/1971 Rainbow Trout 1,080 Greater than 6 inches
    7/14/1971 Rainbow Trout 1,044 Greater than 6 inches
    7/7/1971 Rainbow Trout 1,368 Greater than 6 inches
    7/6/1971 Rainbow Trout 2,660 Greater than 6 inches
    5/26/1971 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
    9/1/1970 Rainbow Trout 350 Greater than 6 inches
    8/31/1970 Rainbow Trout 2,750 Greater than 6 inches
    8/26/1970 Rainbow Trout 875 Greater than 6 inches
    8/18/1970 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
    8/5/1970 Rainbow Trout 700 Greater than 6 inches
    7/21/1970 Rainbow Trout 2,200 Greater than 6 inches
    7/7/1970 Rainbow Trout 4,760 Greater than 6 inches
    6/25/1970 Rainbow Trout 957 Greater than 6 inches
    6/5/1970 Rainbow Trout 1,120 Greater than 6 inches
    6/3/1970 Rainbow Trout 5,280 Greater than 6 inches
    5/28/1970 Rainbow Trout 1,225 Greater than 6 inches
    8/25/1969 Rainbow Trout 4,900 Greater than 6 inches
    8/5/1969 Rainbow Trout 5,600 Greater than 6 inches
    7/8/1969 Rainbow Trout 3,500 Greater than 6 inches
    7/1/1969 Rainbow Trout 4,900 Greater than 6 inches
    5/28/1969 Rainbow Trout 3,520 Greater than 6 inches
    8/9/1968 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
    7/17/1968 Rainbow Trout 1,360 Greater than 6 inches
    7/1/1968 Rainbow Trout 1,020 Greater than 6 inches
    5/21/1968 Rainbow Trout 4,320 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

    Big Wood River tributaries (upstream of Magic Reservoir)
    • December 1 through March 31 - trout limit is 0, catch-and-release
    • April 1 through Friday before Memorial Day weekend - closed to fishing
    • Saturday of Memorial Day weekend through November 30 - trout limit is 6
    Magic Valley 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
    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 hydrids (.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
    Walleye
    • Walleye limit is 6
    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, Shoshone Sculpin, Wood River 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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