Willow Creek

Tributary of the South Fork Willow Creek

    Willow Creek in Bingham and Bonneville Counties is 74.7 miles in length.

    Species Observed in Surveys

    Fish Stocking Records

    Date Species Quantity General Size
    5/28/2021 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
    5/22/2020 Rainbow Trout 501 Greater than 6 inches
    9/20/2010 Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout 24,255 Less than 6 inches
    6/11/2010 Rainbow Trout 600 Greater than 6 inches
    6/12/2009 Rainbow Trout 577 Greater than 6 inches
    6/6/2008 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
    6/8/2007 Rainbow Trout 504 Greater than 6 inches
    6/9/2006 Rainbow Trout 510 Greater than 6 inches
    8/2/2005 Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout 9,460 Greater than 6 inches
    6/10/2005 Rainbow Trout 301 Greater than 6 inches
    5/8/1998 Brown Trout 10,200 Less than 6 inches
    5/6/1997 Brown Trout 20,930 Less than 6 inches
    7/19/1996 Rainbow Trout 375 Greater than 6 inches
    7/11/1996 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
    6/28/1996 Rainbow Trout 350 Greater than 6 inches
    6/14/1996 Rainbow Trout 713 Greater than 6 inches
    6/13/1996 Brown Trout 10,453 Less than 6 inches
    5/24/1996 Rainbow Trout 1,440 Greater than 6 inches
    7/25/1995 Rainbow Trout 1,150 Greater than 6 inches
    7/10/1995 Rainbow Trout 1,045 Greater than 6 inches
    6/27/1995 Brown Trout 10,080 Less than 6 inches
    6/27/1995 Rainbow Trout 969 Greater than 6 inches
    6/14/1995 Rainbow Trout 1,040 Greater than 6 inches
    5/23/1995 Rainbow Trout 2,002 Greater than 6 inches
    6/8/1994 Rainbow Trout 2,242 Greater than 6 inches
    6/6/1994 Brown Trout 10,000 Less than 6 inches
    5/25/1994 Rainbow Trout 2,365 Greater than 6 inches
    10/6/1993 Cutbow - Cutthroat x Rainbow Trout 6,736 Less than 6 inches
    10/6/1993 Cutthroat Trout 7,178 Less than 6 inches
    7/19/1993 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
    6/29/1993 Rainbow Trout 1,995 Greater than 6 inches
    6/24/1993 Brown Trout 16,380 Less than 6 inches
    6/11/1993 Rainbow Trout 280 Greater than 6 inches
    5/25/1993 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
    6/13/1992 Rainbow Trout 235 Greater than 6 inches
    6/12/1992 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
    6/9/1992 Rainbow Trout 2,080 Greater than 6 inches
    5/27/1992 Brown Trout 25,204 Less than 6 inches
    5/12/1992 Rainbow Trout 2,040 Greater than 6 inches
    7/11/1991 Rainbow Trout 1,035 Greater than 6 inches
    6/18/1991 Rainbow Trout 2,002 Greater than 6 inches
    6/10/1991 Brown Trout 18,450 Less than 6 inches
    5/21/1991 Rainbow Trout 1,998 Greater than 6 inches
    6/25/1990 Cutbow - Cutthroat x Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
    6/8/1990 Rainbow Trout 1,351 Greater than 6 inches
    5/16/1990 Rainbow Trout 2,025 Greater than 6 inches
    7/19/1989 Rainbow Trout 1,815 Greater than 6 inches
    6/29/1989 Rainbow Trout 1,800 Greater than 6 inches
    6/23/1989 Brown Trout 19,487 Less than 6 inches
    5/22/1989 Rainbow Trout 2,001 Greater than 6 inches
    7/27/1988 Brown Trout 20,800 Less than 6 inches
    7/26/1988 Rainbow Trout 1,176 Greater than 6 inches
    6/15/1988 Rainbow Trout 2,550 Greater than 6 inches
    5/18/1988 Rainbow Trout 2,040 Greater than 6 inches
    9/8/1987 Brown Trout 20,000 Less than 6 inches
    8/26/1987 Rainbow Trout 2,003 Less than 6 inches
    7/20/1987 Rainbow Trout 2,200 Greater than 6 inches
    6/29/1987 Rainbow Trout 2,210 Greater than 6 inches
    5/14/1987 Rainbow Trout 2,325 Greater than 6 inches
    8/11/1986 Rainbow Trout 3,240 Greater than 6 inches
    7/15/1986 Rainbow Trout 3,150 Greater than 6 inches
    6/24/1986 Rainbow Trout 2,240 Greater than 6 inches
    5/20/1986 Rainbow Trout 2,025 Greater than 6 inches
    8/20/1985 Rainbow Trout 3,600 Greater than 6 inches
    7/22/1985 Brown Trout 24,000 Less than 6 inches
    7/17/1985 Rainbow Trout 2,998 Greater than 6 inches
    6/4/1985 Rainbow Trout 3,055 Greater than 6 inches
    8/13/1984 Rainbow Trout 3,024 Greater than 6 inches
    7/30/1984 Rainbow Trout 3,016 Greater than 6 inches
    6/20/1984 Rainbow Trout 3,480 Greater than 6 inches
    6/1/1984 Rainbow Trout 3,640 Greater than 6 inches
    7/25/1983 Brown Trout 49,600 Less than 6 inches
    7/11/1983 Rainbow Trout 8,536 Less than 6 inches
    6/27/1983 Rainbow Trout 5,060 Greater than 6 inches
    6/13/1983 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
    7/14/1982 Rainbow Trout 2,760 Greater than 6 inches
    7/6/1982 Brown Trout 28,640 Less than 6 inches
    6/29/1982 Rainbow Trout 2,160 Greater than 6 inches
    6/18/1982 Rainbow Trout 2,160 Greater than 6 inches
    5/27/1982 Rainbow Trout 3,885 Greater than 6 inches
    4/29/1982 Brown Trout 34,200 Less than 6 inches
    7/2/1981 Rainbow Trout 2,880 Greater than 6 inches
    6/17/1981 Rainbow Trout 2,750 Greater than 6 inches
    6/4/1981 Rainbow Trout 2,640 Greater than 6 inches
    5/18/1981 Rainbow Trout 2,310 Greater than 6 inches
    4/24/1981 Brown Trout 46,600 Less than 6 inches
    7/14/1980 Rainbow Trout 2,550 Greater than 6 inches
    6/17/1980 Rainbow Trout 3,750 Greater than 6 inches
    5/22/1980 Rainbow Trout 5,395 Greater than 6 inches
    5/20/1980 Brown Trout 44,908 Less than 6 inches
    8/23/1979 Rainbow Trout 1,900 Greater than 6 inches
    7/30/1979 Rainbow Trout 2,940 Greater than 6 inches
    5/23/1979 Rainbow Trout 3,675 Greater than 6 inches
    10/16/1978 Cutthroat Trout 76,776 Less than 6 inches
    9/15/1978 Brown Trout 16,530 Less than 6 inches
    6/28/1978 Rainbow Trout 2,200 Greater than 6 inches
    4/6/1978 Rainbow Trout 760 Greater than 6 inches
    6/22/1977 Brown Trout 97,760 Less than 6 inches
    10/26/1976 Rainbow Trout 14,400 Less than 6 inches
    10/25/1976 Rainbow Trout 17,100 Less than 6 inches
    9/17/1976 Cutthroat Trout 103,275 Less than 6 inches
    8/27/1976 Brown Trout 50,400 Less than 6 inches
    8/26/1976 Brown Trout 40,000 Less than 6 inches
    8/4/1976 Cutthroat Trout 32,000 Less than 6 inches
    7/28/1976 Rainbow Trout 2,900 Greater than 6 inches
    6/28/1976 Rainbow Trout 1,820 Greater than 6 inches
    6/26/1976 Rainbow Trout 910 Greater than 6 inches
    11/24/1975 Cutthroat Trout 36,000 Less than 6 inches
    11/10/1975 Rainbow Trout 23,400 Less than 6 inches
    11/7/1975 Rainbow Trout 36,000 Less than 6 inches
    11/5/1975 Cutthroat Trout 50,000 Less than 6 inches
    11/5/1975 Rainbow Trout 20,000 Less than 6 inches
    11/4/1975 Rainbow Trout 39,600 Less than 6 inches
    11/3/1975 Cutthroat Trout 71,000 Less than 6 inches
    10/29/1975 Cutthroat Trout 83,200 Less than 6 inches
    10/6/1975 Cutthroat Trout 73,248 Less than 6 inches
    8/21/1975 Rainbow Trout 2,800 Greater than 6 inches
    6/24/1975 Rainbow Trout 3,150 Greater than 6 inches
    10/16/1974 Cutthroat Trout 118,840 Less than 6 inches
    9/26/1974 Brown Trout 43,200 Less than 6 inches
    7/3/1974 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
    5/22/1974 Rainbow Trout 4,200 Greater than 6 inches
    4/4/1974 Rainbow Trout 800 Less than 6 inches
    9/19/1973 Rainbow Trout 37,500 Less than 6 inches
    9/17/1973 Brown Trout 45,100 Less than 6 inches
    7/30/1973 Cutthroat Trout 55,500 Less than 6 inches
    6/21/1973 Rainbow Trout 3,640 Greater than 6 inches
    5/24/1973 Rainbow Trout 6,970 Greater than 6 inches
    9/12/1972 Brown Trout 28,800 Less than 6 inches
    9/12/1972 Cutthroat Trout 144,400 Less than 6 inches
    8/31/1972 Rainbow Trout 1,980 Greater than 6 inches
    7/31/1972 Rainbow Trout 1,575 Greater than 6 inches
    6/28/1972 Rainbow Trout 1,210 Greater than 6 inches
    5/22/1972 Rainbow Trout 2,400 Greater than 6 inches
    9/17/1971 Rainbow Trout 35,250 Less than 6 inches
    9/14/1971 Brown Trout 40,533 Less than 6 inches
    8/31/1971 Rainbow Trout 4,800 Greater than 6 inches
    8/23/1971 Cutthroat Trout 63,000 Less than 6 inches
    6/25/1971 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
    5/25/1971 Rainbow Trout 2,903 Greater than 6 inches
    5/24/1971 Rainbow Trout 2,700 Greater than 6 inches
    5/22/1971 Rainbow Trout 800 Greater than 6 inches
    9/17/1970 Cutthroat Trout 68,572 Less than 6 inches
    9/9/1970 Rainbow Trout 2,400 Greater than 6 inches
    9/8/1970 Rainbow Trout 900 Greater than 6 inches
    8/21/1970 Rainbow Trout 3,600 Greater than 6 inches
    7/16/1970 Rainbow Trout 2,100 Greater than 6 inches
    7/9/1970 Brown Trout 35,952 Less than 6 inches
    6/19/1970 Rainbow Trout 2,240 Greater than 6 inches
    5/26/1970 Rainbow Trout 3,080 Greater than 6 inches
    5/22/1970 Rainbow Trout 800 Greater than 6 inches
    4/9/1970 Brown Trout 2,320 Less than 6 inches
    9/9/1969 Cutthroat Trout 145,124 Less than 6 inches
    8/29/1969 Rainbow Trout 2,625 Greater than 6 inches
    8/18/1969 Cutthroat Trout 24,300 Less than 6 inches
    7/10/1969 Rainbow Trout 1,785 Greater than 6 inches
    6/6/1969 Rainbow Trout 33,750 Less than 6 inches
    5/26/1969 Rainbow Trout 2,100 Greater than 6 inches
    5/23/1969 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
    5/22/1969 Rainbow Trout 2,625 Greater than 6 inches
    9/6/1968 Rainbow Trout 13,300 Less than 6 inches
    9/4/1968 Cutthroat Trout 45,360 Less than 6 inches
    8/28/1968 Rainbow Trout 2,200 Greater than 6 inches
    8/16/1968 Rainbow Trout 2,100 Greater than 6 inches
    6/19/1968 Rainbow Trout 480 Greater than 6 inches
    6/19/1968 Rainbow Trout 22,500 Less than 6 inches
    6/17/1968 Brown Trout 46,000 Less than 6 inches
    6/17/1968 Rainbow Trout 2,205 Greater than 6 inches
    6/4/1968 Rainbow Trout 36,000 Less than 6 inches
    5/24/1968 Rainbow Trout 600 Greater than 6 inches
    5/23/1968 Rainbow Trout 2,520 Greater than 6 inches
    Source: IDFG Fish Stocking Database.

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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

    Willow 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
    Nearby Rules The following special rule(s) apply to adjacent waters but exclude the Willow Creek.
    Willow Creek tributaries
    • No harvest of Cutthroat Trout
    • No limit on Rainbow Trout or trout hybrids
    • June 1 through June 30 - closed to fishing
    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 and sliding sinkers are required, see fishing regulations for details
    Tiger Muskie
    • Tiger Muskie limit is 2, none under 40 inches
    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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