Montpelier Rearing Pond

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  • Recommended Fishing Water
  • Family Fishing Water

Montpelier Rearing Pond in Bear Lake County is 1.0 acres.

This little fishing spot is tucked into a scenic high desert canyon at 6500 feet in the hills east of Montpelier. Anglers can find stocked Rainbow Trout in the pond, or head half a mile north up Crow Creek Road to Montpelier Reservoir for a chance at other species.

Facilities

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

Directions

From Montpelier, travel east on Clay Street (Montpelier Canyon Road/US Hwy 89) about 7 miles. The pond is located on the south side of the highway just past Crow Creek Road.

Recommended Game Fish

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size
2022/06/09 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
2022/05/23 Rainbow Trout 251 Greater than 6 inches
2022/05/11 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2021/10/29 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
2021/09/29 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2021/08/31 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
2021/08/04 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2021/07/22 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2021/06/29 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2021/06/16 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2021/06/10 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2021/05/27 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
2020/10/16 Rainbow Trout 252 Greater than 6 inches
2020/09/29 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2020/09/17 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2020/08/31 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
2020/07/30 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2020/06/30 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
2020/05/21 Rainbow Trout 501 Greater than 6 inches
2020/04/15 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
2019/10/17 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
2019/09/26 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2019/08/27 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
2019/07/26 Rainbow Trout 504 Greater than 6 inches
2019/06/27 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2019/06/07 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
2019/05/14 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
2018/10/23 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2018/10/04 Rainbow Trout 256 Greater than 6 inches
2018/09/25 Rainbow Trout 252 Greater than 6 inches
2018/09/05 Rainbow Trout 251 Greater than 6 inches
2018/08/28 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2018/08/09 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2018/07/17 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
2018/06/26 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2018/06/04 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2018/05/07 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
2017/10/16 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2017/10/11 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2017/09/22 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2017/09/11 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2017/08/30 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2017/08/15 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2017/07/18 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
2017/06/26 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2017/06/07 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
2017/05/01 Rainbow Trout 501 Greater than 6 inches
2016/10/20 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2016/10/03 Rainbow Trout 257 Greater than 6 inches
2016/08/29 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
2016/08/22 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2016/08/08 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2016/07/13 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2016/06/27 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
2016/06/10 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2016/05/25 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2016/05/11 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2015/10/14 Rainbow Trout 504 Greater than 6 inches
2015/09/10 Rainbow Trout 504 Greater than 6 inches
2015/08/24 Rainbow Trout 249 Greater than 6 inches
2015/08/06 Rainbow Trout 252 Greater than 6 inches
2015/07/20 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2015/06/30 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2015/06/22 Rainbow Trout 248 Greater than 6 inches
2015/06/12 Rainbow Trout 249 Greater than 6 inches
2015/05/14 Rainbow Trout 252 Greater than 6 inches
2015/05/08 Rainbow Trout 245 Greater than 6 inches
2014/10/14 Rainbow Trout 504 Greater than 6 inches
2014/09/11 Rainbow Trout 493 Greater than 6 inches
2014/08/25 Rainbow Trout 252 Greater than 6 inches
2014/08/07 Rainbow Trout 252 Greater than 6 inches
2014/07/22 Rainbow Trout 252 Greater than 6 inches
2014/07/01 Rainbow Trout 252 Greater than 6 inches
2014/06/09 Rainbow Trout 251 Greater than 6 inches
2014/05/22 Rainbow Trout 499 Greater than 6 inches
2014/05/02 Rainbow Trout 252 Greater than 6 inches
2013/10/17 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
2013/09/09 Rainbow Trout 1,513 Greater than 6 inches
2013/08/12 Rainbow Trout 252 Greater than 6 inches
2013/07/15 Rainbow Trout 499 Greater than 6 inches
2013/07/01 Rainbow Trout 249 Greater than 6 inches
2013/06/11 Rainbow Trout 240 Greater than 6 inches
2013/05/21 Rainbow Trout 247 Greater than 6 inches
2013/05/03 Rainbow Trout 251 Greater than 6 inches
2013/05/02 Rainbow Trout 251 Greater than 6 inches
2012/10/04 Rainbow Trout 560 Greater than 6 inches
2012/09/10 Rainbow Trout 508 Greater than 6 inches
2012/08/08 Rainbow Trout 510 Greater than 6 inches
2012/07/17 Rainbow Trout 255 Greater than 6 inches
2012/06/25 Rainbow Trout 510 Greater than 6 inches
2012/05/21 Rainbow Trout 255 Greater than 6 inches
2012/05/03 Rainbow Trout 525 Greater than 6 inches
2011/10/12 Rainbow Trout 600 Greater than 6 inches
2011/09/19 Rainbow Trout 600 Greater than 6 inches
2011/09/01 Rainbow Trout 255 Greater than 6 inches
2011/08/08 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2011/07/07 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
2011/06/23 Rainbow Trout 1,008 Greater than 6 inches
2011/05/31 Rainbow Trout 255 Greater than 6 inches
2011/05/12 Rainbow Trout 508 Greater than 6 inches
2010/10/04 Rainbow Trout 495 Greater than 6 inches
2010/09/07 Rainbow Trout 248 Greater than 6 inches
2010/08/24 Rainbow Trout 248 Greater than 6 inches
2010/08/13 Rainbow Trout 256 Greater than 6 inches
2010/07/19 Rainbow Trout 248 Greater than 6 inches
2010/06/24 Rainbow Trout 495 Greater than 6 inches
2010/05/27 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
2010/05/06 Rainbow Trout 248 Greater than 6 inches
2010/04/08 Rainbow Trout 256 Greater than 6 inches
2009/10/02 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
2009/09/08 Rainbow Trout 255 Greater than 6 inches
2009/08/19 Rainbow Trout 256 Greater than 6 inches
2009/08/05 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2009/07/20 Rainbow Trout 256 Greater than 6 inches
2009/06/30 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2009/06/16 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2009/05/19 Rainbow Trout 506 Greater than 6 inches
2009/05/01 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2008/10/09 Rainbow Trout 525 Greater than 6 inches
2008/09/12 Rainbow Trout 252 Greater than 6 inches
2008/08/07 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2008/07/01 Rainbow Trout 257 Greater than 6 inches
2008/06/05 Rainbow Trout 257 Greater than 6 inches
2008/05/12 Rainbow Trout 260 Greater than 6 inches
2007/09/17 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2007/08/17 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2007/08/06 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2007/06/27 Rainbow Trout 248 Greater than 6 inches
2007/06/07 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2007/05/02 Rainbow Trout 249 Greater than 6 inches
2006/10/18 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2006/09/06 Rainbow Trout 300 Greater than 6 inches
2006/08/02 Rainbow Trout 249 Greater than 6 inches
2006/05/23 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
2006/05/01 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2005/10/05 Rainbow Trout 514 Greater than 6 inches
2005/09/01 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2005/08/02 Rainbow Trout 381 Greater than 6 inches
2005/06/28 Rainbow Trout 249 Greater than 6 inches
2005/06/06 Rainbow Trout 365 Greater than 6 inches
2005/05/03 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2005/04/12 Rainbow Trout 3,138 Greater than 6 inches
2004/09/30 Rainbow Trout 304 Greater than 6 inches
2004/09/03 Rainbow Trout 374 Greater than 6 inches
2004/06/30 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2004/06/10 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2004/04/20 Rainbow Trout 332 Greater than 6 inches
2003/11/06 Rainbow Trout 813 Greater than 6 inches
2003/10/21 Rainbow Trout 605 Greater than 6 inches
2003/06/03 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2003/05/05 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2002/04/22 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
2001/08/21 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2001/08/06 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2001/06/25 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2001/06/07 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2000/09/26 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2000/08/29 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2000/08/25 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2000/06/25 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2000/06/02 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2000/04/05 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2000/03/06 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1999/10/01 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1999/08/24 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1999/08/10 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1999/07/02 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
1999/06/09 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1999/05/11 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1999/04/14 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1999/03/17 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
1998/11/02 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1998/09/29 Rainbow Trout 315 Greater than 6 inches
1998/09/02 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1998/08/28 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1998/06/05 Rainbow Trout 300 Greater than 6 inches
1998/05/14 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1998/04/17 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1998/04/02 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
1997/11/26 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1997/10/21 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1997/10/01 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1997/08/06 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1997/06/30 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1997/06/04 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1997/05/14 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
1997/04/09 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1997/03/10 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1997/02/10 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1996/11/06 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1996/10/07 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1996/09/10 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1996/08/08 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1996/07/10 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1996/06/05 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1996/05/22 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1996/05/09 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1996/03/20 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1996/02/14 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1995/11/21 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1995/10/06 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1995/09/12 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1995/07/28 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1995/06/28 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1995/06/07 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1995/05/23 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1995/04/11 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1995/03/09 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1995/02/08 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1995/01/25 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1994/12/05 Rainbow Trout 360 Greater than 6 inches
1994/10/04 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1994/09/07 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1994/08/09 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1994/07/12 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1994/06/08 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1994/05/19 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1994/04/21 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
1994/02/14 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
Source: IDFG Fish Stocking Database.

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Fishing Rules, 2022 - 2024

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 Montpelier Rearing Pond.
Southeast Region Bag Limits
Bass (Largemouth and Smallmouth)

  • Bass limit is 6, both species combined
  • None under 14 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

Cisco (Bear Lake only)

  • Cisco limit is 30

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 are required
  • Use of a sliding swivel device to secure a weight, and a lighter test line to secure weight to sliding swivel device is required. See fishing regulations for details

Tiger Muskie

  • Tiger Muskie limit is 2, none under 40 inches

Trout includes Brown Trout, Lake Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, and trout hybrids (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

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, Bear Lake 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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