Malad River

Tributary of the Bear River

    Malad River in Oneida County is 95.4 miles in length.

    Facilities

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

    Recommended Game Fish

    Species Observed in Surveys

    Fish Stocking Records

    Date Species Quantity General Size
    2022/07/12 Channel Catfish 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
    2019/07/24 Channel Catfish 1,980 Greater than 6 inches
    2018/07/11 Channel Catfish 1,937 Greater than 6 inches
    1993/07/29 Channel Catfish 2,500 Less than 6 inches
    Source: IDFG Fish Stocking Database.

    Licenses and Tags

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    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 Malad River.
    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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