Jimmy Smith Lake
Tributary of Big Lake Creek
- Recommended Fishing Water
- Family Fishing Water
Jimmy Smith Lake in Custer County is 92.2 acres.
DirectionsFrom Challis, go 18 miles SW on US Hwy 93 and State Hwy 75, then 15 miles S on the E Fork Salmon River Rd. Turn right on Big Lake Creek Rd and go 1.2 miles to the end of the road at the trailhead. The nearest shore is about 0.5 mile from the trailhead parking area. The improved trail provides foot, horse, motorcycle, and ATV access to the lake, although the trail beyond the lake is open only to non-motorized travel.
Recommended Game Fish
- Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Species Observed in Surveys
- Rainbow Trout Oncorhynchus mykiss observed in 2018
Fish Stocking Records
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 RulesJimmy Smith Lake
- Trout limit is 25