Little Wood Reservoir

Little Wood Basin

  • Recommended Fishing Water
  • Family Fishing Water

Little Wood Reservoir in Blaine County is 523.3 acres at an elevation of 5,236 feet above sea level.

This reservoir provides great trout fishing and a retreat from the summer heat in an upland desert setting. Bell Mountain provides a scenic backdrop for memorable sunsets year-round.
From Carey go north on US Hwy 20/26. Look for the sign to Little Wood Reservoir at the north end of town. Turn left (west) on Little Wood Reservoir Rd / Mountain View Dr and go 10 miles. Turn left (west) into the campground and go 0.7 mile to reservoir.

Facilities

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

Recommended Game Fish

Fish Species Observed in Surveys since 1990

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size Location
6/4/2018 Rainbow Trout 3,953 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/8/2018 Rainbow Trout 2,232 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/14/2017 Rainbow Trout 869 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/14/2017 Rainbow Trout 3,060 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/18/2017 Rainbow Trout 2,208 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/18/2017 Rainbow Trout 110 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/18/2017 Rainbow Trout 110 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/13/2016 Rainbow Trout 3,675 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/2/2015 Rainbow Trout 4,563 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/28/2015 Rainbow Trout 2,008 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/10/2014 Rainbow Trout 2,805 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/10/2014 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/10/2014 Rainbow Trout 1,022 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/10/2014 Rainbow Trout 3,082 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/10/2014 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/23/2014 Rainbow Trout 3,344 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/25/2013 Rainbow Trout 2,486 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/16/2013 Rainbow Trout 8,640 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/26/2012 Rainbow Trout 200 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/26/2012 Rainbow Trout 200 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/26/2012 Rainbow Trout 200 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/26/2012 Rainbow Trout 6,795 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/16/2012 Rainbow Trout 4,018 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/21/2011 Rainbow Trout 7,425 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/26/2011 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/19/2011 Rainbow Trout 1,250 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/3/2010 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/26/2010 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/27/2009 Rainbow Trout 11,997 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/26/2008 Rainbow Trout 2,050 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/12/2008 Rainbow Trout 2,955 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/27/2008 Rainbow Trout 3,503 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
7/18/2007 Rainbow Trout 5,850 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/12/2007 Rainbow Trout 7,040 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/26/2006 Rainbow Trout 5,075 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/26/2006 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/23/2006 Rainbow Trout 2,450 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/23/2006 Rainbow Trout 1,750 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
4/21/2005 Rainbow Trout 10,176 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/18/2004 Rainbow Trout 12,210 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/16/2003 Rainbow Trout 5,986 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/14/2003 Rainbow Trout 5,060 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/14/2003 Rainbow Trout 5,362 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/13/2003 Rainbow Trout 4,875 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/13/2003 Rainbow Trout 5,060 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/5/2003 Rainbow Trout 6,034 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
8/21/2002 Rainbow Trout 2,600 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
8/15/2002 Rainbow Trout 1,260 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/23/2002 Rainbow Trout 26,136 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/1/2001 Rainbow Trout 10,375 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/31/2000 Rainbow Trout 20,060 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/23/2000 Rainbow Trout 10,080 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/28/1999 Rainbow Trout 15,035 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
7/17/1998 Rainbow Trout 7,680 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/30/1998 Rainbow Trout 21,360 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
7/2/1997 Rainbow Trout 9,860 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
7/2/1997 Rainbow Trout 20,300 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
10/23/1996 Rainbow Trout 1,180 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
10/23/1996 Rainbow Trout 11,430 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
10/23/1996 Rainbow Trout 21,450 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/11/1996 Rainbow Trout 5,880 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/6/1996 Rainbow Trout 4,380 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/6/1996 Rainbow Trout 25,000 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
9/15/1995 Rainbow Trout 25,200 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
7/28/1995 Rainbow Trout 17,281 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
7/26/1995 Rainbow Trout 12,000 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
7/26/1995 Rainbow Trout 20,800 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
7/26/1995 Rainbow Trout 9,919 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
7/20/1995 Rainbow Trout 2,640 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
7/20/1995 Rainbow Trout 2,360 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
10/3/1994 Rainbow Trout 10,000 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/13/1994 Rainbow Trout 10,000 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/9/1994 Rainbow Trout 33,722 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
4/22/1994 Rainbow Trout 26,179 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
9/27/1993 Rainbow Trout 54,000 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/8/1993 Rainbow Trout 48,600 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/4/1993 Rainbow Trout 10,113 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
9/16/1992 Rainbow Trout 15,000 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/1/1992 Rainbow Trout 3,504 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
4/29/1992 Rainbow Trout 4,096 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
4/13/1992 Rainbow Trout 54,000 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
9/18/1991 Rainbow Trout 15,000 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
7/25/1991 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
7/25/1991 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/3/1991 Rainbow Trout 160 Adults Little Wood Reservoir
5/3/1991 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/2/1991 Rainbow Trout 2,230 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/2/1991 Rainbow Trout 2,230 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/1/1991 Rainbow Trout 2,190 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/1/1991 Rainbow Trout 2,190 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
4/8/1991 Rainbow Trout 59,930 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
4/25/1990 Rainbow Trout 3,600 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
4/18/1990 Rainbow Trout 122,083 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/13/1989 Rainbow Trout 3,610 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/26/1989 Rainbow Trout 3,602 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
3/24/1989 Rainbow Trout 150,706 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
4/13/1988 Brown Trout 20,437 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/6/1987 Rainbow Trout 11,468 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
4/29/1987 Rainbow Trout 8,640 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
9/25/1985 Rainbow Trout 8,833 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/16/1985 Rainbow Trout 8,040 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/16/1985 Rainbow Trout 32,160 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/15/1985 Rainbow Trout 14,070 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/15/1985 Rainbow Trout 3,538 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/7/1985 Rainbow Trout 19,338 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/7/1985 Rainbow Trout 11,250 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/6/1985 Rainbow Trout 33,150 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
8/8/1984 Brown Trout 16,200 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/14/1984 Rainbow Trout 9,750 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/12/1984 Rainbow Trout 48,950 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/5/1984 Rainbow Trout 14,400 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/5/1984 Rainbow Trout 32,200 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/5/1984 Rainbow Trout 19,200 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
7/13/1983 Rainbow Trout 39,270 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
7/12/1983 Rainbow Trout 57,000 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
7/12/1983 Rainbow Trout 66,500 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
7/11/1983 Rainbow Trout 58,500 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
9/29/1982 Rainbow Trout 20,230 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
9/20/1982 Rainbow Trout 23,800 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/2/1982 Rainbow Trout 30,160 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/28/1982 Rainbow Trout 91,225 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/27/1982 Rainbow Trout 84,550 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
4/16/1981 Rainbow Trout 61,600 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
4/14/1981 Rainbow Trout 140,250 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
7/18/1980 Rainbow Trout 19,500 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/23/1980 Rainbow Trout 3,400 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/20/1980 Rainbow Trout 3,640 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/19/1980 Rainbow Trout 3,500 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/18/1980 Rainbow Trout 3,500 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/16/1980 Rainbow Trout 4,480 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/12/1980 Rainbow Trout 4,480 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/3/1980 Rainbow Trout 4,480 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/28/1980 Rainbow Trout 4,200 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/23/1980 Rainbow Trout 3,920 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/22/1980 Rainbow Trout 3,920 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/19/1980 Rainbow Trout 55,500 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/6/1980 Rainbow Trout 59,500 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
4/21/1980 Rainbow Trout 80,500 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
7/13/1979 Rainbow Trout 13,005 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/1/1979 Rainbow Trout 29,750 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/1/1979 Rainbow Trout 30,800 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
4/26/1979 Rainbow Trout 17,825 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
4/24/1979 Rainbow Trout 66,700 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
11/28/1978 Rainbow Trout 265 Adults Little Wood Reservoir
6/14/1978 Rainbow Trout 2,565 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/30/1978 Rainbow Trout 3,710 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/17/1978 Rainbow Trout 75,600 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/15/1978 Rainbow Trout 5,600 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/12/1978 Rainbow Trout 30,375 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/9/1978 Rainbow Trout 5,270 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/3/1978 Rainbow Trout 5,600 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
4/27/1978 Rainbow Trout 51,800 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
4/19/1978 Rainbow Trout 3,920 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
4/18/1978 Rainbow Trout 4,060 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
4/18/1978 Rainbow Trout 64,500 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
4/14/1978 Rainbow Trout 4,800 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/7/1976 Rainbow Trout 45,750 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
4/30/1976 Rainbow Trout 57,400 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
4/29/1976 Rainbow Trout 27,675 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
7/8/1975 Rainbow Trout 39,200 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
7/7/1975 Rainbow Trout 34,300 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/25/1975 Rainbow Trout 12,600 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
6/25/1975 Rainbow Trout 10,800 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/3/1974 Rainbow Trout 30,400 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
4/8/1974 Rainbow Trout 120,800 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
9/5/1972 Rainbow Trout 75 Adults Little Wood Reservoir
9/5/1972 Rainbow Trout 6,000 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
7/19/1972 Rainbow Trout 10,200 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
4/3/1972 Rainbow Trout 133,100 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
11/17/1971 Rainbow Trout 360 Adults Little Wood Reservoir
8/30/1971 Rainbow Trout 14,000 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/7/1971 Rainbow Trout 149,400 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
11/24/1970 Rainbow Trout 360 Adults Little Wood Reservoir
10/21/1970 Rainbow Trout 5,700 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/8/1970 Rainbow Trout 86,560 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/4/1970 Rainbow Trout 81,000 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/6/1969 Rainbow Trout 4,600 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/6/1969 Rainbow Trout 61,800 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
11/22/1968 Rainbow Trout 9,250 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
11/21/1968 Rainbow Trout 6,290 Greater than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
5/1/1968 Rainbow Trout 85,000 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
4/29/1968 Rainbow Trout 67,200 Less than 6 inches Little Wood Reservoir
Source: IDFG Fish Stocking Database.

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Fishing Rules

All Waters Open All Year

Except as modified in Special Rule Waters
Fishing is not allowed within the posted upstream and downstream boundary of any fish weir or trap.

Daily Bag Limits

Regional bag and possession 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 Little Wood Reservoir.
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
  • No bull trout harvest is allowed
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, trout hybrids, land-locked Chinook and coho salmon
  • 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 leatherside chub, Shoshone sculpin, bluehead sucker, and Wood River sculpin
  • May not be harvested or possessed
All Other Fish Species includes bullfrogs and crayfish
  • No bag, size or possession limit
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