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
2022/09/19 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
2022/03/29 Rainbow Trout 875 Greater than 6 inches
2022/03/29 Rainbow-Hayspur Triploid All-Female 875 Greater than 6 inches
2021/06/15 Rainbow Trout 1,750 Greater than 6 inches
2020/09/16 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
2020/04/16 Rainbow Trout 1,755 Greater than 6 inches
2019/09/25 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
2019/06/04 Rainbow Trout 1,751 Greater than 6 inches
2018/06/14 Rainbow Trout 170 Greater than 6 inches
2018/05/10 Rainbow Trout 1,750 Greater than 6 inches
2017/09/19 Rainbow Trout 755 Greater than 6 inches
2017/05/11 Rainbow Trout 1,751 Greater than 6 inches
2016/09/27 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
2016/05/26 Rainbow Trout 1,750 Greater than 6 inches
2015/05/21 Rainbow Trout 1,750 Greater than 6 inches
2014/09/18 Rainbow Trout 756 Greater than 6 inches
2014/05/20 Rainbow Trout 1,740 Greater than 6 inches
2013/09/23 Rainbow Trout 999 Greater than 6 inches
2013/05/23 Rainbow Trout 1,755 Greater than 6 inches
2012/10/22 Rainbow Trout 743 Greater than 6 inches
2012/05/15 Rainbow Trout 1,752 Greater than 6 inches
2011/09/16 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
2011/05/10 Rainbow Trout 1,740 Greater than 6 inches
2010/09/27 Rainbow Trout 759 Greater than 6 inches
2010/05/25 Rainbow Trout 1,751 Greater than 6 inches
2009/09/22 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
2009/04/23 Rainbow Trout 1,750 Greater than 6 inches
2008/09/16 Rainbow Trout 756 Greater than 6 inches
2008/04/25 Rainbow Trout 1,600 Greater than 6 inches
2007/04/18 Rainbow Trout 1,752 Greater than 6 inches
2006/09/13 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
2006/07/05 Tiger Muskie 151 Greater than 6 inches
2006/04/14 Rainbow Trout 1,740 Greater than 6 inches
2005/04/21 Rainbow Trout 2,001 Greater than 6 inches
2004/09/27 Rainbow Trout 748 Greater than 6 inches
2004/04/14 Rainbow Trout 1,749 Greater than 6 inches
2003/04/01 Rainbow Trout 1,750 Greater than 6 inches
2002/06/18 Tiger Muskie 82 Greater than 6 inches
2002/04/15 Rainbow Trout 1,800 Greater than 6 inches
2000/10/06 Rainbow Trout 900 Greater than 6 inches
2000/06/16 Tiger Muskie 106 Greater than 6 inches
2000/04/20 Rainbow Trout 1,800 Greater than 6 inches
1999/09/15 Rainbow Trout 900 Greater than 6 inches
1999/04/19 Rainbow Trout 1,800 Greater than 6 inches
1998/09/21 Rainbow Trout 900 Greater than 6 inches
1998/04/15 Rainbow Trout 1,800 Greater than 6 inches
1997/09/29 Tiger Muskie 345 Less than 6 inches
1997/09/24 Rainbow Trout 900 Greater than 6 inches
1997/04/28 Rainbow Trout 1,800 Greater than 6 inches
1996/11/04 Rainbow Trout 900 Greater than 6 inches
1996/04/24 Rainbow Trout 1,800 Greater than 6 inches
1995/04/03 Rainbow Trout 2,800 Greater than 6 inches
1994/10/12 Cutbow - Cutthroat x Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
1994/05/06 Rainbow Trout 1,400 Greater than 6 inches
1994/04/06 Cutbow - Cutthroat x Rainbow Trout 2,800 Less than 6 inches
1993/08/31 Rainbow Trout 2,007 Greater than 6 inches
1993/03/16 Rainbow Trout 2,800 Greater than 6 inches
1992/09/15 Rainbow Trout 2,035 Greater than 6 inches
1992/03/03 Rainbow Trout 2,800 Greater than 6 inches
1991/09/25 Rainbow Trout 800 Greater than 6 inches
1991/09/24 Rainbow Trout 1,200 Greater than 6 inches
1991/04/05 Rainbow Trout 2,790 Greater than 6 inches
1990/09/21 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
1990/03/30 Rainbow Trout 2,800 Greater than 6 inches
1989/09/12 Rainbow Trout 2,001 Greater than 6 inches
1989/04/13 Rainbow Trout 3,051 Greater than 6 inches
1988/10/24 Rainbow Trout 2,640 Greater than 6 inches
1988/09/22 Rainbow Trout 2,080 Greater than 6 inches
1988/03/25 Rainbow Trout 3,040 Greater than 6 inches
1987/10/15 Rainbow Trout 5,060 Greater than 6 inches
1987/09/03 Rainbow Trout 2,040 Greater than 6 inches
1987/09/02 Rainbow Trout 2,040 Greater than 6 inches
1987/03/30 Rainbow Trout 3,053 Greater than 6 inches
1986/09/15 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
1986/08/15 Rainbow Trout 1,990 Greater than 6 inches
1986/04/24 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
1984/04/23 Rainbow Trout 3,006 Greater than 6 inches
1983/09/15 Rainbow Trout 1,619 Greater than 6 inches
1983/04/18 Rainbow Trout 1,045 Greater than 6 inches
1983/04/15 Rainbow Trout 2,050 Greater than 6 inches
1982/09/23 Rainbow Trout 3,150 Greater than 6 inches
1982/04/20 Rainbow Trout 3,200 Greater than 6 inches
1981/10/21 Rainbow Trout 2,120 Less than 6 inches
1981/03/25 Rainbow Trout 2,900 Greater than 6 inches
1980/09/24 Rainbow Trout 9,100 Greater than 6 inches
1980/09/17 Rainbow Trout 3,090 Greater than 6 inches
1980/07/23 Rainbow Trout 4,750 Greater than 6 inches
1980/05/06 Rainbow Trout 2,350 Greater than 6 inches
1980/04/16 Rainbow Trout 4,100 Greater than 6 inches
1979/11/07 Rainbow Trout 4,510 Greater than 6 inches
1979/10/03 Rainbow Trout 5,830 Less than 6 inches
1979/04/17 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
1978/10/08 Rainbow Trout 1,700 Greater than 6 inches
1978/08/29 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Less than 6 inches
1978/05/09 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Less than 6 inches
1977/11/09 Rainbow Trout 3,080 Greater than 6 inches
1977/05/04 Rainbow Trout 3,300 Greater than 6 inches
1977/04/28 Rainbow Trout 1,650 Greater than 6 inches
1976/09/30 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
1976/09/28 Rainbow Trout 2,100 Greater than 6 inches
1976/08/19 Rainbow Trout 10,000 Less than 6 inches
1976/04/27 Rainbow Trout 5,355 Greater than 6 inches
1975/11/03 Rainbow Trout 3,900 Less than 6 inches
1975/10/09 Rainbow Trout 1,300 Greater than 6 inches
1975/10/08 Rainbow Trout 1,300 Greater than 6 inches
1975/10/07 Rainbow Trout 1,300 Greater than 6 inches
1975/04/23 Rainbow Trout 5,010 Less than 6 inches
1974/11/19 Rainbow Trout 1,950 Greater than 6 inches
1974/09/09 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
1974/08/16 Rainbow Trout 4,200 Greater than 6 inches
1974/04/17 Rainbow Trout 2,530 Greater than 6 inches
1973/10/04 Rainbow Trout 2,200 Greater than 6 inches
1973/10/03 Rainbow Trout 3,200 Greater than 6 inches
1973/09/21 Rainbow Trout 9,375 Less than 6 inches
1973/08/09 Rainbow Trout 3,570 Greater than 6 inches
1973/04/26 Rainbow Trout 6,580 Greater than 6 inches
1972/11/13 Rainbow Trout 3,150 Greater than 6 inches
1972/11/07 Rainbow Trout 3,900 Greater than 6 inches
1972/10/31 Rainbow Trout 3,900 Greater than 6 inches
1972/08/15 Rainbow Trout 3,400 Greater than 6 inches
1972/08/11 Rainbow Trout 3,400 Greater than 6 inches
1972/04/17 Rainbow Trout 3,300 Greater than 6 inches
1971/08/26 Rainbow Trout 4,200 Greater than 6 inches
1971/05/19 Rainbow Trout 4,480 Greater than 6 inches
1970/10/06 Rainbow Trout 4,800 Greater than 6 inches
1970/10/02 Rainbow Trout 1,280 Greater than 6 inches
1970/03/31 Rainbow Trout 2,200 Greater than 6 inches
1969/12/22 Rainbow Trout 2,250 Greater than 6 inches
1969/10/24 Rainbow Trout 2,100 Adults
1969/05/02 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
1968/10/21 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
1968/04/15 Rainbow Trout 2,600 Greater than 6 inches
1967/11/20 Rainbow Trout 1,900 Greater than 6 inches
Source: IDFG Fish Stocking Database.

Licenses and Tags

Learn more about IDFG Licenses, Tags & Permits
 

Per Consolidated Irrigation Company access rules, all watercraft must be inspected by ISDA the day of your launch. Proof of inspection (ISDA written certification) should be displayed in dash of vehicle.

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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