Johnson Reservoir

Bear River Drainage

  • Recommended Fishing Water
  • Family Fishing Water

Johnson Reservoir in Franklin County is 41.9 acres.

This is a 50 acre irrigation reservoir surrounded by large cottonwood trees. It offers basic facilities with boat ramp, dock and restrooms with a variety of warm water game fish.

Facilities

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

Directions

From Preston, head east on Oneida Street about 3 miles. Veer left at the corner onto N 2800 E. Stay on N 2800 E at the fork and continue about another 1.5 miles to the reservoir.

Recommended Game Fish

Species Observed in Surveys

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size
2024/04/10 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 2,500 Catchable (6+ inches)
2023/05/02 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 2,500 Catchable (6+ inches)
2022/09/19 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 750 Catchable (6+ inches)
2022/03/29 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 875 Catchable (6+ inches)
2022/03/29 Rainbow-Hayspur Triploid All-Female 875 Catchable (6+ inches)
2021/06/15 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,750 Catchable (6+ inches)
2020/09/16 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 750 Catchable (6+ inches)
2020/04/16 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,755 Catchable (6+ inches)
2019/09/25 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 750 Catchable (6+ inches)
2019/06/04 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,751 Catchable (6+ inches)
2018/06/14 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 170 Catchable (6+ inches)
2018/05/10 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,750 Catchable (6+ inches)
2017/09/19 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 755 Catchable (6+ inches)
2017/05/11 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,751 Catchable (6+ inches)
2016/09/27 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 750 Catchable (6+ inches)
2016/05/26 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,750 Catchable (6+ inches)
2015/05/21 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,750 Catchable (6+ inches)
2014/09/18 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 756 Catchable (6+ inches)
2014/05/20 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,740 Catchable (6+ inches)
2013/09/23 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 999 Catchable (6+ inches)
2013/05/23 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,755 Catchable (6+ inches)
2012/10/22 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 743 Catchable (6+ inches)
2012/05/15 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,752 Catchable (6+ inches)
2011/09/16 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 750 Catchable (6+ inches)
2011/05/10 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,740 Catchable (6+ inches)
2010/09/27 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 759 Catchable (6+ inches)
2010/05/25 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,751 Catchable (6+ inches)
2009/09/22 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 750 Catchable (6+ inches)
2009/04/23 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,750 Catchable (6+ inches)
2008/09/16 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 756 Catchable (6+ inches)
2008/04/25 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,600 Catchable (6+ inches)
2007/04/18 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,752 Catchable (6+ inches)
2006/09/13 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 750 Catchable (6+ inches)
2006/07/05 Tiger Muskie 151 Catchable (6+ inches)
2006/04/14 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 1,740 Catchable (6+ inches)
2005/04/21 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 2,001 Catchable (6+ inches)
2004/09/27 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 748 Catchable (6+ inches)
2004/04/14 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 1,749 Catchable (6+ inches)
2003/04/01 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 1,750 Catchable (6+ inches)
2002/06/18 Tiger Muskie 82 Catchable (6+ inches)
2002/04/15 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 1,800 Catchable (6+ inches)
2000/10/06 Rainbow - Hayspur Diploid 900 Catchable (6+ inches)
2000/06/16 Tiger Muskie 106 Catchable (6+ inches)
2000/04/20 Rainbow - Hayspur Diploid 1,800 Catchable (6+ inches)
1999/09/15 Rainbow - Hayspur Diploid 900 Catchable (6+ inches)
1999/04/19 Rainbow - Hayspur Diploid 1,800 Catchable (6+ inches)
1998/09/21 Rainbow - Hayspur Diploid 900 Catchable (6+ inches)
1998/04/15 Rainbow - Hayspur Diploid 1,800 Catchable (6+ inches)
1997/09/29 Tiger Muskie 345 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1997/09/24 Domestic Kamloops 900 Catchable (6+ inches)
1997/04/28 Mt Lassen Rainbow 1,800 Catchable (6+ inches)
1996/11/04 Mt Lassen Rainbow 900 Catchable (6+ inches)
1996/04/24 Rainbow - Hayspur Diploid 1,800 Catchable (6+ inches)
1995/04/03 Rainbow - Hayspur Diploid 2,800 Catchable (6+ inches)
1994/10/12 Rainbow X Cutthroat - Diploid 2,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1994/05/06 Rainbow - Hayspur Diploid 1,400 Catchable (6+ inches)
1994/04/06 Rainbow X Cutthroat - Diploid 2,800 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1993/08/31 Rainbow - Hayspur Diploid 2,007 Catchable (6+ inches)
1993/03/16 Rainbow - Hayspur Diploid 2,800 Catchable (6+ inches)
1992/09/15 Rainbow - Hayspur Diploid 2,035 Catchable (6+ inches)
1992/03/03 Rainbow - Hayspur Diploid 2,800 Catchable (6+ inches)
1991/09/25 Rainbow - Hayspur Diploid 800 Catchable (6+ inches)
1991/09/24 Shepard of the Hills Rainbow 1,200 Catchable (6+ inches)
1991/04/05 Rainbow - Hayspur Diploid 1,415 Catchable (6+ inches)
1991/04/05 Shepard of the Hills Rainbow 1,375 Catchable (6+ inches)
1990/09/21 Shepard of the Hills Rainbow 2,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1990/03/30 Shepard of the Hills Rainbow 2,800 Catchable (6+ inches)
1989/09/12 Shepard of the Hills Rainbow 2,001 Catchable (6+ inches)
1989/04/13 Shepard of the Hills Rainbow 3,051 Catchable (6+ inches)
1988/10/24 Mt Lassen Rainbow 2,640 Catchable (6+ inches)
1988/09/22 Rainbow Unspecified 2,080 Catchable (6+ inches)
1988/03/25 Rainbow Unspecified 3,040 Catchable (6+ inches)
1987/10/15 Mt Lassen Rainbow 5,060 Catchable (6+ inches)
1987/09/03 Rainbow Unspecified 2,040 Catchable (6+ inches)
1987/09/02 Rainbow Unspecified 2,040 Catchable (6+ inches)
1987/03/30 Rainbow Unspecified 3,053 Catchable (6+ inches)
1986/09/15 Rainbow Unspecified 2,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1986/08/15 Rainbow Unspecified 1,990 Catchable (6+ inches)
1986/04/24 Rainbow Unspecified 3,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1984/04/23 Rainbow Unspecified 3,006 Catchable (6+ inches)
1983/09/15 Rainbow Unspecified 1,619 Catchable (6+ inches)
1983/04/18 Rainbow Unspecified 1,045 Catchable (6+ inches)
1983/04/15 Rainbow Unspecified 2,050 Catchable (6+ inches)
1982/09/23 Rainbow Unspecified 3,150 Catchable (6+ inches)
1982/04/20 Rainbow Unspecified 3,200 Catchable (6+ inches)
1981/10/21 Rainbow Unspecified 2,120 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1981/03/25 Rainbow Unspecified 2,900 Catchable (6+ inches)
1980/09/24 Rainbow Unspecified 9,100 Catchable (6+ inches)
1980/09/17 Rainbow Unspecified 3,090 Catchable (6+ inches)
1980/07/23 Rainbow Unspecified 4,750 Catchable (6+ inches)
1980/05/06 Rainbow Unspecified 2,350 Catchable (6+ inches)
1980/04/16 Rainbow Unspecified 4,100 Catchable (6+ inches)
1979/11/07 Rainbow Unspecified 4,510 Catchable (6+ inches)
1979/10/03 Rainbow Unspecified 5,830 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1979/04/17 Rainbow Unspecified 4,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1978/10/08 Rainbow Unspecified 1,700 Catchable (6+ inches)
1978/08/29 Rainbow Unspecified 5,000 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1978/05/09 Rainbow Unspecified 5,000 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1977/11/09 Rainbow Unspecified 3,080 Catchable (6+ inches)
1977/05/04 Rainbow Unspecified 3,300 Catchable (6+ inches)
1977/04/28 Rainbow Unspecified 1,650 Catchable (6+ inches)
1976/09/30 Rainbow Unspecified 1,050 Catchable (6+ inches)
1976/09/28 Rainbow Unspecified 2,100 Catchable (6+ inches)
1976/08/19 Rainbow Unspecified 10,000 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1976/04/27 Rainbow Unspecified 5,355 Catchable (6+ inches)
1975/11/03 Rainbow Unspecified 3,900 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1975/10/09 Rainbow Unspecified 1,300 Catchable (6+ inches)
1975/10/08 Rainbow Unspecified 1,300 Catchable (6+ inches)
1975/10/07 Rainbow Unspecified 1,300 Catchable (6+ inches)
1975/04/23 Rainbow Unspecified 5,010 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1974/11/19 Rainbow Unspecified 1,950 Catchable (6+ inches)
1974/09/09 Rainbow Unspecified 1,500 Catchable (6+ inches)
1974/08/16 Rainbow Unspecified 4,200 Catchable (6+ inches)
1974/04/17 Rainbow Unspecified 2,530 Catchable (6+ inches)
1973/10/04 Rainbow Unspecified 2,200 Catchable (6+ inches)
1973/10/03 Rainbow Unspecified 3,200 Catchable (6+ inches)
1973/09/21 Rainbow Unspecified 9,375 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1973/08/09 Rainbow Unspecified 3,570 Catchable (6+ inches)
1973/04/26 Rainbow Unspecified 6,580 Catchable (6+ inches)
1972/11/13 Rainbow Unspecified 3,150 Catchable (6+ inches)
1972/11/07 Rainbow Unspecified 3,900 Catchable (6+ inches)
1972/10/31 Rainbow Unspecified 3,900 Catchable (6+ inches)
1972/08/15 Rainbow Unspecified 3,400 Catchable (6+ inches)
1972/08/11 Rainbow Unspecified 3,400 Catchable (6+ inches)
1972/04/17 Rainbow Unspecified 3,300 Catchable (6+ inches)
1971/08/26 Rainbow Unspecified 4,200 Catchable (6+ inches)
1971/05/19 Rainbow Unspecified 4,480 Catchable (6+ inches)
1970/10/06 Rainbow Unspecified 4,800 Catchable (6+ inches)
1970/10/02 Rainbow Unspecified 1,280 Catchable (6+ inches)
1970/03/31 Rainbow Unspecified 2,200 Catchable (6+ inches)
1969/12/22 Rainbow Unspecified 2,250 Catchable (6+ inches)
1969/10/24 Rainbow Unspecified 2,100 Adults
1969/05/02 Rainbow Unspecified 3,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1968/10/21 Rainbow Unspecified 2,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1968/04/15 Rainbow Unspecified 2,600 Catchable (6+ inches)
Source: IDFG Fish Stocking Database.

Licenses and Tags

Learn more about IDFG Licenses, Tags & Permits
 

Per Consolidated Irrigation Company access rules, no watercraft are allowed on this reservoir.

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 Johnson Reservoir.
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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