Stanley Lake

Tributary of Stanley Lake Creek

  • Recommended Fishing Water
  • Family Fishing Water

Stanley Lake in Custer County is 361.5 acres.

Here is a large mountain lake you can drive to. Stanley Lake is a popular spot known for its breathtaking view of the Sawtooth Mountains. It offers great camping, fishing and places for kids to explore nature.

Facilities

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

Directions

From Stanley, go west on State Highway 21 about 5 miles. Turn left at the Stanley Lake Road sign and continue 3.5 miles to the lake.

Recommended Game Fish

Species Observed in Surveys

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size
8/30/2018 Rainbow Trout 10,133 Greater than 6 inches
8/14/2018 Rainbow Trout 1,140 Greater than 6 inches
7/24/2018 Rainbow Trout 2,254 Greater than 6 inches
6/28/2018 Rainbow Trout 2,114 Greater than 6 inches
6/13/2018 Rainbow Trout 2,108 Greater than 6 inches
5/22/2018 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
8/16/2017 Rainbow Trout 1,118 Greater than 6 inches
8/1/2017 Rainbow Trout 2,109 Greater than 6 inches
6/26/2017 Rainbow Trout 2,100 Greater than 6 inches
6/15/2017 Rainbow Trout 2,094 Greater than 6 inches
5/24/2017 Rainbow Trout 1,001 Greater than 6 inches
11/2/2016 Rainbow Trout 1,101 Greater than 6 inches
8/22/2016 Rainbow Trout 2,106 Greater than 6 inches
7/26/2016 Rainbow Trout 2,118 Greater than 6 inches
6/28/2016 Rainbow Trout 2,094 Greater than 6 inches
6/15/2016 Rainbow Trout 2,081 Greater than 6 inches
8/18/2015 Rainbow Trout 2,100 Greater than 6 inches
7/28/2015 Rainbow Trout 2,090 Greater than 6 inches
6/30/2015 Rainbow Trout 2,090 Greater than 6 inches
6/9/2015 Rainbow Trout 2,160 Greater than 6 inches
8/21/2014 Rainbow Trout 3,501 Greater than 6 inches
7/22/2014 Rainbow Trout 3,560 Greater than 6 inches
6/24/2014 Rainbow Trout 3,645 Greater than 6 inches
6/6/2014 Rainbow Trout 3,620 Greater than 6 inches
8/29/2013 Rainbow Trout 1,658 Greater than 6 inches
8/13/2013 Rainbow Trout 5,381 Greater than 6 inches
7/15/2013 Rainbow Trout 3,830 Greater than 6 inches
6/10/2013 Rainbow Trout 3,500 Greater than 6 inches
8/13/2012 Rainbow Trout 4,350 Greater than 6 inches
7/16/2012 Rainbow Trout 4,828 Greater than 6 inches
6/28/2012 Rainbow Trout 3,531 Greater than 6 inches
6/12/2012 Rainbow Trout 4,373 Greater than 6 inches
4/18/2012 Rainbow Trout 401 Greater than 6 inches
8/3/2011 Rainbow Trout 2,928 Greater than 6 inches
7/6/2011 Rainbow Trout 7,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/21/2011 Rainbow Trout 4,350 Greater than 6 inches
6/14/2011 Rainbow Trout 3,520 Greater than 6 inches
9/22/2010 Rainbow Trout 3,059 Greater than 6 inches
9/21/2010 Rainbow Trout 2,128 Greater than 6 inches
8/17/2010 Rainbow Trout 2,170 Greater than 6 inches
7/27/2010 Rainbow Trout 4,640 Greater than 6 inches
6/29/2010 Rainbow Trout 3,900 Greater than 6 inches
6/3/2010 Rainbow Trout 3,600 Greater than 6 inches
5/25/2010 Rainbow Trout 624 Greater than 6 inches
8/14/2009 Rainbow Trout 1,426 Greater than 6 inches
7/28/2009 Rainbow Trout 3,006 Greater than 6 inches
7/22/2009 Rainbow Trout 1,248 Greater than 6 inches
7/16/2009 Rainbow Trout 1,600 Greater than 6 inches
7/10/2009 Rainbow Trout 1,120 Greater than 6 inches
6/24/2009 Rainbow Trout 3,520 Greater than 6 inches
6/4/2009 Rainbow Trout 3,800 Greater than 6 inches
8/20/2008 Rainbow Trout 6,400 Greater than 6 inches
8/19/2008 Rainbow Trout 3,200 Greater than 6 inches
7/21/2008 Rainbow Trout 2,625 Greater than 6 inches
6/25/2008 Rainbow Trout 2,635 Greater than 6 inches
6/19/2008 Rainbow Trout 2,538 Greater than 6 inches
8/29/2007 Rainbow Trout 1,600 Greater than 6 inches
8/28/2007 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/2/2007 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
6/19/2007 Rainbow Trout 988 Greater than 6 inches
6/15/2007 Rainbow Trout 2,720 Greater than 6 inches
9/6/2006 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
8/17/2006 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
8/10/2006 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
8/3/2006 Rainbow Trout 2,550 Greater than 6 inches
8/2/2006 Rainbow Trout 1,600 Greater than 6 inches
6/20/2006 Rainbow Trout 4,320 Greater than 6 inches
6/8/2006 Rainbow Trout 3,190 Greater than 6 inches
8/1/2005 Rainbow Trout 3,718 Greater than 6 inches
5/20/2005 Rainbow Trout 11,560 Greater than 6 inches
7/27/2004 Rainbow Trout 1,911 Greater than 6 inches
6/29/2004 Rainbow Trout 3,080 Greater than 6 inches
6/7/2004 Rainbow Trout 4,200 Greater than 6 inches
5/24/2004 Rainbow Trout 4,960 Greater than 6 inches
7/22/2003 Rainbow Trout 3,600 Greater than 6 inches
7/7/2003 Rainbow Trout 3,270 Greater than 6 inches
6/16/2003 Rainbow Trout 4,081 Greater than 6 inches
5/27/2003 Rainbow Trout 2,880 Greater than 6 inches
7/29/2002 Rainbow Trout 3,970 Greater than 6 inches
7/11/2002 Rainbow Trout 7,030 Greater than 6 inches
6/3/2002 Rainbow Trout 3,045 Greater than 6 inches
9/7/2001 Rainbow Trout 2,496 Greater than 6 inches
8/20/2001 Rainbow Trout 1,750 Greater than 6 inches
8/6/2001 Rainbow Trout 1,754 Greater than 6 inches
7/23/2001 Rainbow Trout 1,748 Greater than 6 inches
7/2/2001 Rainbow Trout 1,748 Greater than 6 inches
6/19/2001 Rainbow Trout 1,747 Greater than 6 inches
6/13/2001 Rainbow Trout 1,770 Greater than 6 inches
5/25/2001 Rainbow Trout 1,752 Greater than 6 inches
5/24/2001 Rainbow Trout 1,752 Greater than 6 inches
9/15/2000 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
9/13/2000 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
9/7/2000 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
8/25/2000 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
8/23/2000 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
8/17/2000 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/20/2000 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
7/5/2000 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/15/2000 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/14/2000 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/2/2000 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
5/25/2000 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/24/2000 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
9/20/1999 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
9/3/1999 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
8/27/1999 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
8/17/1999 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
8/9/1999 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/28/1999 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/14/1999 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/2/1999 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/26/1999 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/11/1999 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/4/1999 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/28/1999 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
9/21/1998 Rainbow Trout 700 Greater than 6 inches
9/17/1998 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
9/10/1998 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
9/4/1998 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
9/3/1998 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
8/14/1998 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
8/7/1998 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/28/1998 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/16/1998 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/10/1998 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/2/1998 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
6/18/1998 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/12/1998 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/2/1998 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
5/29/1998 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/22/1998 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/20/1998 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
9/10/1997 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
9/3/1997 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
8/26/1997 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
8/19/1997 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
8/12/1997 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
8/6/1997 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/28/1997 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/17/1997 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/11/1997 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/2/1997 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/25/1997 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/30/1997 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
5/23/1997 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/22/1997 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
9/24/1996 Rainbow Trout 700 Greater than 6 inches
9/13/1996 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
9/4/1996 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
8/27/1996 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
8/17/1996 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/31/1996 Rainbow Trout 2,970 Greater than 6 inches
7/15/1996 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/3/1996 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/28/1996 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/21/1996 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/19/1996 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/13/1996 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/6/1996 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/31/1996 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/30/1996 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
9/10/1995 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
8/14/1995 Rainbow Trout 1,750 Greater than 6 inches
7/18/1995 Rainbow Trout 1,280 Greater than 6 inches
7/3/1995 Rainbow Trout 2,220 Greater than 6 inches
6/16/1995 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/9/1995 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
5/24/1995 Rainbow Trout 1,250 Greater than 6 inches
5/23/1995 Rainbow Trout 1,250 Greater than 6 inches
8/3/1994 Rainbow Trout 1,750 Greater than 6 inches
7/26/1994 Rainbow Trout 2,490 Greater than 6 inches
7/13/1994 Rainbow Trout 1,750 Greater than 6 inches
6/29/1994 Rainbow Trout 1,750 Greater than 6 inches
6/7/1994 Rainbow Trout 1,750 Greater than 6 inches
5/18/1994 Rainbow Trout 2,680 Greater than 6 inches
5/17/1994 Rainbow Trout 2,580 Greater than 6 inches
8/26/1993 Rainbow Trout 1,750 Greater than 6 inches
8/11/1993 Rainbow Trout 1,750 Greater than 6 inches
7/14/1993 Rainbow Trout 640 Greater than 6 inches
6/30/1993 Rainbow Trout 2,860 Greater than 6 inches
6/19/1993 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/18/1993 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
6/17/1993 Rainbow Trout 2,502 Greater than 6 inches
8/13/1992 Rainbow Trout 1,750 Greater than 6 inches
8/4/1992 Rainbow Trout 1,750 Greater than 6 inches
7/23/1992 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
7/1/1992 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/19/1992 Rainbow Trout 1,800 Greater than 6 inches
6/10/1992 Rainbow Trout 1,750 Greater than 6 inches
5/29/1992 Rainbow Trout 1,750 Greater than 6 inches
5/5/1992 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
8/7/1991 Rainbow Trout 3,500 Greater than 6 inches
7/10/1991 Rainbow Trout 3,500 Greater than 6 inches
6/19/1991 Rainbow Trout 3,500 Greater than 6 inches
6/3/1991 Kokanee 27,000 Less than 6 inches
5/31/1991 Kokanee 63,750 Less than 6 inches
5/21/1991 Rainbow Trout 3,500 Greater than 6 inches
8/27/1990 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
8/13/1990 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/17/1990 Rainbow Trout 123 Adults
7/17/1990 Rainbow Trout 3,423 Greater than 6 inches
6/15/1990 Rainbow Trout 3,500 Greater than 6 inches
5/17/1990 Kokanee 52,800 Less than 6 inches
5/17/1990 Rainbow Trout 3,116 Greater than 6 inches
8/11/1989 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/28/1989 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/26/1989 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/24/1989 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/15/1989 Kokanee 60,000 Less than 6 inches
8/22/1988 Rainbow Trout 2,875 Greater than 6 inches
8/17/1988 Rainbow Trout 2,760 Greater than 6 inches
8/11/1988 Rainbow Trout 5,635 Greater than 6 inches
8/9/1988 Rainbow Trout 3,240 Greater than 6 inches
7/26/1988 Rainbow Trout 1,350 Greater than 6 inches
7/11/1988 Rainbow Trout 1,400 Greater than 6 inches
6/30/1988 Rainbow Trout 1,400 Greater than 6 inches
6/20/1988 Rainbow Trout 1,400 Greater than 6 inches
6/6/1988 Rainbow Trout 1,485 Greater than 6 inches
6/1/1988 Kokanee 49,926 Less than 6 inches
5/24/1988 Rainbow Trout 3,300 Greater than 6 inches
9/17/1987 Rainbow Trout 6,000 Greater than 6 inches
8/5/1987 Rainbow Trout 3,038 Greater than 6 inches
7/16/1987 Rainbow Trout 3,410 Greater than 6 inches
5/12/1987 Rainbow Trout 4,002 Greater than 6 inches
7/22/1986 Rainbow Trout 6,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/24/1986 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/16/1986 Rainbow Trout 3,250 Greater than 6 inches
8/8/1985 Rainbow Trout 6,080 Greater than 6 inches
6/21/1985 Rainbow Trout 3,960 Greater than 6 inches
5/17/1985 Rainbow Trout 4,050 Greater than 6 inches
6/25/1984 Rainbow Trout 4,180 Less than 6 inches
6/6/1984 Sockeye Salmon 147,000 Less than 6 inches
5/23/1984 Rainbow Trout 8,085 Greater than 6 inches
8/22/1983 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/20/1983 Rainbow Trout 3,325 Greater than 6 inches
6/20/1983 Sockeye Salmon 150,015 Less than 6 inches
5/24/1983 Rainbow Trout 6,110 Less than 6 inches
8/18/1982 Rainbow Trout 7,595 Greater than 6 inches
6/30/1982 Rainbow Trout 6,480 Greater than 6 inches
6/24/1982 Sockeye Salmon 260,393 Less than 6 inches
9/1/1981 Rainbow Trout 2,100 Greater than 6 inches
6/29/1981 Rainbow Trout 7,920 Greater than 6 inches
6/23/1981 Sockeye Salmon 173,880 Less than 6 inches
6/3/1981 Rainbow Trout 7,500 Greater than 6 inches
8/26/1980 Rainbow Trout 11,880 Greater than 6 inches
8/20/1980 Rainbow Trout 5,760 Greater than 6 inches
7/2/1980 Rainbow Trout 3,420 Greater than 6 inches
5/22/1980 Rainbow Trout 1,890 Greater than 6 inches
6/21/1979 Rainbow Trout 5,280 Greater than 6 inches
5/23/1979 Rainbow Trout 4,480 Greater than 6 inches
8/16/1978 Rainbow Trout 4,560 Less than 6 inches
6/28/1978 Rainbow Trout 4,160 Greater than 6 inches
5/23/1978 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/27/1977 Rainbow Trout 3,960 Greater than 6 inches
7/25/1977 Rainbow Trout 2,933 Greater than 6 inches
7/11/1977 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/28/1977 Rainbow Trout 1,900 Greater than 6 inches
6/22/1977 Rainbow Trout 2,875 Greater than 6 inches
6/13/1977 Rainbow Trout 2,310 Greater than 6 inches
4/28/1977 Rainbow Trout 57,000 Less than 6 inches
4/27/1977 Rainbow Trout 2,900 Greater than 6 inches
8/13/1976 Rainbow Trout 2,415 Greater than 6 inches
8/11/1976 Rainbow Trout 2,640 Greater than 6 inches
6/30/1976 Rainbow Trout 6,080 Greater than 6 inches
5/21/1976 Rainbow Trout 6,240 Greater than 6 inches
7/18/1975 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/17/1975 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/10/1975 Lake Trout 15,219 Less than 6 inches
6/4/1975 Rainbow Trout 5,510 Greater than 6 inches
6/26/1974 Rainbow Trout 690 Greater than 6 inches
6/24/1974 Rainbow Trout 4,320 Greater than 6 inches
6/4/1974 Rainbow Trout 4,505 Greater than 6 inches
5/29/1974 Rainbow Trout 3,520 Greater than 6 inches
6/20/1973 Rainbow Trout 6,300 Greater than 6 inches
5/23/1973 Rainbow Trout 8,960 Greater than 6 inches
8/21/1972 Rainbow Trout 6,240 Greater than 6 inches
8/16/1972 Rainbow Trout 1,740 Greater than 6 inches
6/21/1972 Rainbow Trout 5,075 Greater than 6 inches
6/7/1972 Rainbow Trout 8,050 Greater than 6 inches
6/28/1971 Rainbow Trout 5,005 Greater than 6 inches
5/27/1971 Rainbow Trout 8,640 Greater than 6 inches
7/1/1970 Rainbow Trout 5,040 Greater than 6 inches
6/5/1970 Rainbow Trout 4,030 Greater than 6 inches
6/4/1970 Rainbow Trout 4,030 Greater than 6 inches
6/19/1969 Rainbow Trout 5,040 Greater than 6 inches
5/19/1969 Rainbow Trout 3,780 Greater than 6 inches
5/16/1969 Rainbow Trout 4,320 Greater than 6 inches
9/17/1968 Rainbow Trout 2,480 Less than 6 inches
6/19/1968 Rainbow Trout 5,002 Greater than 6 inches
5/21/1968 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/20/1968 Rainbow Trout 4,030 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

Salmon River tributaries Those tributaries from the mouth of the Middle Fork Salmon River upstream (except: North Fork Salmon River, Lemhi, Pahsimeroi, East Fork Salmon River, and Yankee Fork Salmon River)
  • December 1 through Friday before Memorial Day weekend - trout limit is 0, catch-and-release
  • No bag, size or possession limits on bass
  • Saturday of Memorial Day weekend through November 30 - Salmon Region general rules apply
Salmon Region Bag Limits
Bass (Largemouth and Smallmouth)
  • No bag, size or possession limits
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 25
Salmon (ocean-going)
  • Salmon seasons and limits are set annually by the Idaho Fish and Game Commission and rules are issued in a separate brochure
  • 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 the Lemhi and Pahsimeroi rivers, lakes and reservoirs, and ponds)
  • 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 and sliding sinkers are required, see fishing regulations for details
Tiger Muskie
  • Tiger Muskie limit is 2, none under 40 inches
Trout includes Lake Trout, Golden Trout, Arctic Grayling, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Sunapee Trout and trout hybrids (e.g. Tiger Trout)
  • Trout limit is 6, all species combined
  • Chinook Salmon placed in ponds are considered in the trout bag limit
  • 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 including 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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