Paul Reservoir (Modoc Paul Reservoir)

Flows into the East Modoc Creek

  • Recommended Fishing Water

Paul Reservoir (Modoc Paul Reservoir) in Clark County is 8.5 acres.

Paul Reservoir is a small remote reservoir surrounded by timber and sagebrush where anglers can easily fish from the shore, a small boat or float tube. Aside from fishing, the area is a great place to camp, hike and watch wildlife.


Motor Restriction
Boat Ramp
ADA Access


Travel north on Interstate 15. Just south of Monida, take the Humphrey Exit. The road parallels the interstate before it crosses underneath and runs up Modoc Creek. A sign for Paul Reservoir marks the turn off of the main Modoc Creek Road.

Recommended Game Fish

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size
2022/09/14 Cutthroat Trout 7,538 Less than 6 inches
2021/09/15 Cutthroat Trout 7,511 Less than 6 inches
2020/09/16 Cutthroat Trout 7,519 Less than 6 inches
2019/09/19 Cutthroat Trout 7,501 Less than 6 inches
2018/09/18 Cutthroat Trout 7,500 Less than 6 inches
2017/09/06 Cutthroat Trout 7,559 Less than 6 inches
2016/09/21 Cutthroat Trout 7,532 Less than 6 inches
2015/09/15 Cutthroat Trout 2,581 Less than 6 inches
2014/09/09 Cutthroat Trout 2,521 Less than 6 inches
2013/09/17 Cutthroat Trout 2,525 Less than 6 inches
2012/09/10 Cutthroat Trout 2,497 Less than 6 inches
2011/09/13 Cutthroat Trout 2,621 Less than 6 inches
2010/09/08 Cutthroat Trout 2,548 Less than 6 inches
2009/09/09 Cutthroat Trout 2,543 Less than 6 inches
2007/09/05 Cutthroat Trout 2,528 Less than 6 inches
2006/09/07 Cutthroat Trout 2,528 Less than 6 inches
2005/09/06 Cutthroat Trout 2,520 Less than 6 inches
2004/09/07 Cutthroat Trout 2,501 Less than 6 inches
2003/09/05 Cutthroat Trout 2,500 Less than 6 inches
2002/09/20 Cutthroat Trout 4,160 Less than 6 inches
2001/09/17 Cutthroat Trout 2,607 Less than 6 inches
1999/09/07 Cutthroat Trout 1,289 Greater than 6 inches
1999/09/07 Cutthroat Trout 2,499 Less than 6 inches
1998/09/08 Cutthroat Trout 2,585 Less than 6 inches
1997/09/16 Cutthroat Trout 2,500 Less than 6 inches
1996/09/18 Cutthroat Trout 2,500 Less than 6 inches
1991/09/19 Cutthroat Trout 2,028 Less than 6 inches
1982/09/17 Cutthroat Trout 1,848 Less than 6 inches
1973/09/28 Rainbow Trout 15,000 Less than 6 inches
1969/08/01 Rainbow Trout 1,750 Greater 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 Paul Reservoir (Modoc Paul Reservoir).
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 limit is 15


  • 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 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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