Montpelier Rearing Pond

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  • Recommended Fishing Water
  • Family Fishing Water

Montpelier Rearing Pond in Bear Lake County is 1.9 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
7/26/2019 Rainbow Trout 504 Greater than 6 inches
6/27/2019 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
6/7/2019 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
5/14/2019 Rainbow Trout 500 Less than 6 inches
10/23/2018 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
10/4/2018 Rainbow Trout 256 Greater than 6 inches
9/25/2018 Rainbow Trout 252 Greater than 6 inches
9/5/2018 Rainbow Trout 251 Greater than 6 inches
8/28/2018 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
8/9/2018 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
7/17/2018 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
6/26/2018 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
6/4/2018 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
5/7/2018 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
10/16/2017 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
10/11/2017 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
9/22/2017 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
9/11/2017 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
8/30/2017 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
8/15/2017 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
7/18/2017 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
6/26/2017 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
6/7/2017 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
5/1/2017 Rainbow Trout 501 Greater than 6 inches
10/20/2016 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
10/3/2016 Rainbow Trout 257 Greater than 6 inches
8/29/2016 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
8/22/2016 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
8/8/2016 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
7/13/2016 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
6/27/2016 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
6/10/2016 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
5/25/2016 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
5/11/2016 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
10/14/2015 Rainbow Trout 504 Greater than 6 inches
9/10/2015 Rainbow Trout 504 Greater than 6 inches
8/24/2015 Rainbow Trout 249 Greater than 6 inches
8/6/2015 Rainbow Trout 252 Greater than 6 inches
7/20/2015 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
6/30/2015 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
6/22/2015 Rainbow Trout 248 Greater than 6 inches
6/12/2015 Rainbow Trout 249 Greater than 6 inches
5/14/2015 Rainbow Trout 252 Greater than 6 inches
5/8/2015 Rainbow Trout 245 Greater than 6 inches
10/14/2014 Rainbow Trout 504 Greater than 6 inches
9/11/2014 Rainbow Trout 493 Greater than 6 inches
8/25/2014 Rainbow Trout 252 Greater than 6 inches
8/7/2014 Rainbow Trout 252 Greater than 6 inches
7/22/2014 Rainbow Trout 252 Greater than 6 inches
7/1/2014 Rainbow Trout 252 Greater than 6 inches
6/9/2014 Rainbow Trout 251 Greater than 6 inches
5/22/2014 Rainbow Trout 499 Greater than 6 inches
5/2/2014 Rainbow Trout 252 Greater than 6 inches
10/17/2013 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
9/9/2013 Rainbow Trout 1,513 Greater than 6 inches
8/12/2013 Rainbow Trout 252 Greater than 6 inches
7/15/2013 Rainbow Trout 499 Greater than 6 inches
7/1/2013 Rainbow Trout 249 Greater than 6 inches
6/11/2013 Rainbow Trout 240 Greater than 6 inches
5/21/2013 Rainbow Trout 247 Greater than 6 inches
5/3/2013 Rainbow Trout 251 Greater than 6 inches
5/2/2013 Rainbow Trout 251 Greater than 6 inches
10/4/2012 Rainbow Trout 560 Greater than 6 inches
9/10/2012 Rainbow Trout 508 Greater than 6 inches
8/8/2012 Rainbow Trout 510 Greater than 6 inches
7/17/2012 Rainbow Trout 255 Greater than 6 inches
6/25/2012 Rainbow Trout 510 Greater than 6 inches
5/21/2012 Rainbow Trout 255 Greater than 6 inches
5/3/2012 Rainbow Trout 525 Greater than 6 inches
10/12/2011 Rainbow Trout 600 Greater than 6 inches
9/19/2011 Rainbow Trout 600 Greater than 6 inches
9/1/2011 Rainbow Trout 255 Greater than 6 inches
8/8/2011 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
7/7/2011 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
6/23/2011 Rainbow Trout 1,008 Greater than 6 inches
5/31/2011 Rainbow Trout 255 Greater than 6 inches
5/12/2011 Rainbow Trout 508 Greater than 6 inches
10/4/2010 Rainbow Trout 495 Greater than 6 inches
9/7/2010 Rainbow Trout 248 Greater than 6 inches
8/24/2010 Rainbow Trout 248 Greater than 6 inches
8/13/2010 Rainbow Trout 256 Greater than 6 inches
7/19/2010 Rainbow Trout 248 Greater than 6 inches
6/24/2010 Rainbow Trout 495 Greater than 6 inches
5/27/2010 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
5/6/2010 Rainbow Trout 248 Greater than 6 inches
4/8/2010 Rainbow Trout 256 Greater than 6 inches
10/2/2009 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
9/8/2009 Rainbow Trout 255 Greater than 6 inches
8/19/2009 Rainbow Trout 256 Greater than 6 inches
8/5/2009 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
7/20/2009 Rainbow Trout 256 Greater than 6 inches
6/30/2009 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
6/16/2009 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
5/19/2009 Rainbow Trout 506 Greater than 6 inches
5/1/2009 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
10/9/2008 Rainbow Trout 525 Greater than 6 inches
9/12/2008 Rainbow Trout 252 Greater than 6 inches
8/7/2008 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
7/1/2008 Rainbow Trout 257 Greater than 6 inches
6/5/2008 Rainbow Trout 257 Greater than 6 inches
5/12/2008 Rainbow Trout 260 Greater than 6 inches
9/17/2007 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
8/17/2007 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
8/6/2007 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
6/27/2007 Rainbow Trout 248 Greater than 6 inches
6/7/2007 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
5/2/2007 Rainbow Trout 249 Greater than 6 inches
10/18/2006 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
9/6/2006 Rainbow Trout 300 Greater than 6 inches
8/2/2006 Rainbow Trout 249 Greater than 6 inches
5/23/2006 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
5/1/2006 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
10/5/2005 Rainbow Trout 514 Greater than 6 inches
9/1/2005 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
8/2/2005 Rainbow Trout 381 Greater than 6 inches
6/28/2005 Rainbow Trout 249 Greater than 6 inches
6/6/2005 Rainbow Trout 365 Greater than 6 inches
5/3/2005 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
4/12/2005 Rainbow Trout 3,138 Greater than 6 inches
9/30/2004 Rainbow Trout 304 Greater than 6 inches
9/3/2004 Rainbow Trout 374 Greater than 6 inches
6/30/2004 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
6/10/2004 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
4/20/2004 Rainbow Trout 332 Greater than 6 inches
11/6/2003 Rainbow Trout 813 Greater than 6 inches
10/21/2003 Rainbow Trout 605 Greater than 6 inches
6/3/2003 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
5/5/2003 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
4/22/2002 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
10/4/2001 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
8/21/2001 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
8/6/2001 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
6/25/2001 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
6/7/2001 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
4/27/2001 Rainbow Trout 314 Greater than 6 inches
4/9/2001 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
3/6/2001 Rainbow Trout 251 Greater than 6 inches
9/26/2000 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
8/29/2000 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
8/25/2000 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
6/25/2000 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
6/2/2000 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
4/5/2000 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
3/6/2000 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
10/1/1999 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
8/24/1999 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
8/10/1999 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
7/2/1999 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
6/9/1999 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/11/1999 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
4/14/1999 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
3/17/1999 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
11/2/1998 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
9/29/1998 Rainbow Trout 315 Greater than 6 inches
9/2/1998 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
8/28/1998 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
6/5/1998 Rainbow Trout 300 Greater than 6 inches
5/14/1998 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
4/17/1998 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
4/2/1998 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
11/26/1997 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
10/21/1997 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
10/1/1997 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
8/6/1997 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
6/30/1997 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
6/4/1997 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
5/14/1997 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
4/9/1997 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
3/10/1997 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2/10/1997 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
11/6/1996 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
10/7/1996 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
9/10/1996 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
8/8/1996 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
7/10/1996 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
6/5/1996 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
5/22/1996 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
5/9/1996 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
3/20/1996 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2/14/1996 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
11/21/1995 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
10/6/1995 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
9/12/1995 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
7/28/1995 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
6/28/1995 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
6/7/1995 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
5/23/1995 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
4/11/1995 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
3/9/1995 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2/8/1995 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
1/25/1995 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
12/5/1994 Rainbow Trout 360 Greater than 6 inches
10/4/1994 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
9/7/1994 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
8/9/1994 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
7/12/1994 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
6/8/1994 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
5/19/1994 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
4/21/1994 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
2/14/1994 Rainbow Trout 500 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

Montpelier Rearing Pond
  • Trout limit is 2
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 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, 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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