Bybee Reservoir

Flows into the Shoofly Creek

  • Recommended Fishing Water

Bybee Reservoir in Owyhee County is 236.3 acres.

Bybee Reservoir is located in a remote part of Owyhee County at the end of a rough rocky road. 4-wheel drive vehicles are necessary. Also, anglers should avoid attempting to reach this reservoir when the road is likely to be wet. The soils are known to create "gumbo" when wet and are all but impassable. This water is stocked with Lahontan Cutthroat trout that may grow large when water conditions are favorable.


Motor Restriction
Boat Ramp
ADA Access

Recommended Game Fish

Species Observed in Surveys

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size
9/28/2020 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 20,587 Less than 6 inches
9/11/2019 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 13,279 Less than 6 inches
9/26/2018 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 13,624 Less than 6 inches
9/26/2017 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 12,431 Less than 6 inches
9/28/2016 Rainbow Trout 1,036 Greater than 6 inches
9/18/2012 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 15,015 Less than 6 inches
9/22/2011 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 10,175 Less than 6 inches
9/16/2010 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 11,066 Less than 6 inches
9/4/2009 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 10,920 Less than 6 inches
6/25/2008 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 22,701 Less than 6 inches
6/28/2007 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 27,435 Less than 6 inches
6/13/2006 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 10,212 Less than 6 inches
6/16/2005 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 11,838 Less than 6 inches
6/16/2004 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 17,500 Less than 6 inches
6/24/2003 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 13,662 Less than 6 inches
6/25/2002 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 20,500 Less than 6 inches
6/21/2001 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 15,394 Less than 6 inches
6/13/2000 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 15,143 Less than 6 inches
6/22/1999 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 4,500 Less than 6 inches
6/24/1998 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 14,950 Less than 6 inches
6/19/1997 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 6,890 Less than 6 inches
6/18/1996 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 32,040 Less than 6 inches
6/27/1995 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 31,930 Less than 6 inches
6/8/1994 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 10,000 Less than 6 inches
6/29/1993 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 15,341 Less than 6 inches
10/27/1992 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 1,500 Less than 6 inches
11/19/1991 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 5,928 Less than 6 inches
11/14/1990 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 5,004 Less than 6 inches
10/11/1989 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 5,250 Less than 6 inches
9/10/1988 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 20,500 Less 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 Bybee Reservoir.
Southwest 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 limit is 6
Salmon (ocean-going)
  • Salmon seasons and limits are set annually by the Idaho Fish and Game Commission and 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 lakes and Reservoirs). Between Hells Canyon Dam and Oxbow Dam and the Boise River from its mouth upstream to Barber Dam during steelhead seasons, steelhead are Rainbow Trout over twenty (20) inches in length with the adipose fin clipped (as evidenced by a healed scar)
  • Fishing for or targeting steelhead is prohibited unless a steelhead season is specifically opened for that water (see fishing regulations for details)
  • 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 hybrids (e.g. Tiger Trout)
  • Trout limit is 6, all species combined
  • Does not include Bull Trout and Brook Trout which are listed separately
  • 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 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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