Falls River

Tributary of the Henrys Fork Snake River

  • Recommended Fishing Water

Falls River in Fremont County is 64.2 miles in length.

The Fall River is a great place for wade anglers to ply the water, and is also suitable for smaller float boats.

Facilities

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

Directions

The Fall River stretches from it's headwaters in Yellowstone National Park downstream to the town of Chester, where the Fall joins the Henrys Fork. Fishing can be good along it's entire length.

Recommended Game Fish

Species Observed in Surveys

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size
1989/07/26 Rainbow Trout 2,025 Greater than 6 inches
1989/07/12 Rainbow Trout 2,025 Greater than 6 inches
1989/06/30 Rainbow Trout 2,040 Greater than 6 inches
1988/07/25 Rainbow Trout 2,250 Greater than 6 inches
1988/07/05 Rainbow Trout 2,250 Greater than 6 inches
1988/06/21 Rainbow Trout 2,550 Greater than 6 inches
1988/06/03 Rainbow Trout 2,040 Greater than 6 inches
1987/08/05 Rainbow Trout 2,002 Greater than 6 inches
1987/07/29 Rainbow Trout 2,475 Greater than 6 inches
1987/05/19 Rainbow Trout 4,950 Greater than 6 inches
1986/07/16 Rainbow Trout 581 Greater than 6 inches
1986/07/15 Rainbow Trout 2,241 Greater than 6 inches
1986/06/25 Rainbow Trout 2,167 Greater than 6 inches
1985/08/28 Rainbow Trout 4,620 Greater than 6 inches
1985/07/15 Rainbow Trout 4,400 Greater than 6 inches
1985/07/02 Rainbow Trout 2,200 Greater than 6 inches
1984/07/19 Rainbow Trout 3,450 Greater than 6 inches
1984/07/18 Rainbow Trout 1,380 Greater than 6 inches
1984/05/14 Rainbow Trout 4,500 Greater than 6 inches
1983/05/16 Rainbow Trout 4,675 Less than 6 inches
1982/04/28 Rainbow Trout 5,300 Less than 6 inches
1982/04/12 Rainbow Trout 4,800 Greater than 6 inches
1982/04/09 Rainbow Trout 5,800 Less than 6 inches
1981/10/27 Rainbow Trout 6,000 Less than 6 inches
1981/10/26 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Less than 6 inches
1981/08/17 Rainbow Trout 720 Greater than 6 inches
1981/02/20 Rainbow Trout 10,120 Greater than 6 inches
1980/07/01 Rainbow Trout 900 Greater than 6 inches
1980/05/01 Rainbow Trout 9,400 Greater than 6 inches
1979/08/01 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
1979/07/05 Rainbow Trout 3,400 Greater than 6 inches
1979/03/29 Rainbow Trout 4,600 Greater than 6 inches
1979/03/28 Rainbow Trout 4,600 Greater than 6 inches
1978/09/07 Rainbow Trout 8,060 Less than 6 inches
1978/06/23 Rainbow Trout 4,600 Greater than 6 inches
1978/04/25 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
1977/07/26 Rainbow Trout 3,300 Greater than 6 inches
1977/06/21 Rainbow Trout 4,200 Greater than 6 inches
1977/05/26 Rainbow Trout 2,250 Greater than 6 inches
1976/08/17 Rainbow Trout 800 Greater than 6 inches
1976/08/11 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
1976/07/12 Rainbow Trout 4,400 Greater than 6 inches
1976/06/02 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Less than 6 inches
1975/08/26 Rainbow Trout 2,350 Greater than 6 inches
1975/08/22 Rainbow Trout 1,410 Greater than 6 inches
1975/08/21 Rainbow Trout 6,110 Greater than 6 inches
1975/07/10 Rainbow Trout 5,500 Less than 6 inches
1975/06/26 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
1975/06/25 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
1974/08/13 Rainbow Trout 2,240 Greater than 6 inches
1974/08/08 Rainbow Trout 3,600 Greater than 6 inches
1974/07/25 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
1974/07/10 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Less than 6 inches
1973/09/12 Rainbow Trout 7,200 Greater than 6 inches
1973/08/23 Rainbow Trout 2,800 Greater than 6 inches
1973/08/01 Rainbow Trout 1,200 Greater than 6 inches
1973/07/31 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
1973/07/26 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
1973/07/16 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1973/06/25 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Less than 6 inches
1972/09/13 Rainbow Trout 1,110 Greater than 6 inches
1972/09/06 Rainbow Trout 1,295 Greater than 6 inches
1972/08/31 Rainbow Trout 220 Adults
1972/07/26 Rainbow Trout 1,110 Greater than 6 inches
1972/07/25 Rainbow Trout 1,850 Greater than 6 inches
1972/07/19 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
1972/06/22 Rainbow Trout 6,000 Less than 6 inches
1971/09/09 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Less than 6 inches
1971/09/08 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
1971/09/02 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Less than 6 inches
1971/08/27 Rainbow Trout 3,300 Less than 6 inches
1971/08/12 Rainbow Trout 3,300 Less than 6 inches
1971/08/09 Rainbow Trout 1,320 Less than 6 inches
1971/08/02 Rainbow Trout 2,600 Less than 6 inches
1971/07/29 Rainbow Trout 2,600 Less than 6 inches
1971/07/16 Rainbow Trout 1,860 Less than 6 inches
1971/07/08 Rainbow Trout 3,100 Less than 6 inches
1971/06/08 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Less than 6 inches
1970/09/09 Rainbow Trout 3,900 Less than 6 inches
1970/09/01 Rainbow Trout 1,505 Greater than 6 inches
1970/09/01 Rainbow Trout 1,625 Less than 6 inches
1970/08/28 Rainbow Trout 1,290 Greater than 6 inches
1970/08/11 Rainbow Trout 2,795 Greater than 6 inches
1970/08/05 Rainbow Trout 2,580 Greater than 6 inches
1970/07/15 Rainbow Trout 2,700 Greater than 6 inches
1970/07/07 Rainbow Trout 1,110 Greater than 6 inches
1970/05/06 Rainbow Trout 2,600 Less than 6 inches
1969/09/12 Rainbow Trout 6,125 Greater than 6 inches
1969/08/27 Rainbow Trout 2,275 Greater than 6 inches
1969/08/05 Rainbow Trout 1,750 Greater than 6 inches
1969/07/17 Rainbow Trout 1,750 Greater than 6 inches
1969/06/18 Rainbow Trout 2,400 Greater than 6 inches
1968/07/26 Rainbow Trout 2,040 Less than 6 inches
1968/07/01 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
Source: IDFG Fish Stocking Database.

Licenses and Tags

Learn more about IDFG Licenses, Tags & Permits
 

Fall River is managed with a reduced bag limit of 2 fish, and the harvest of cutthroat trout is prohibited.

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

Fall River and tributaries
  • Limit is 2 trout; no harvest of Cutthroat Trout
Nearby Rules The following special rule(s) apply to adjacent waters but exclude the Falls River.
Henrys Fork tributaries (except Warm River, Fall River, and Thurmon Creek)
  • December 1 through Friday before Memorial Day weekend - trout limit is 0, catch-and-release
  • Saturday of Memorial Day weekend through November 30 - trout limit is 6, no harvest of Cutthroat Trout
Upper Snake Region Bag Limits
Bass (Largemouth and Smallmouth)

  • Bass limit is 6, both species combined

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 15

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, Golden Trout, Lake Trout, Splake, Arctic Grayling, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, and 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

  • Whitefish limit is 25 - see Big Lost River exception
  • 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 Northern Leatherside Chub 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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