Mud Lake

Mud Lake Drainage

    Mud Lake in Jefferson County is 3,094.9 acres.

    Facilities

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

    Recommended Game Fish

    Fish Stocking Records

    Date Species Quantity General Size
    2018/06/21 Tiger Muskie 2,147 Greater than 6 inches
    2017/06/23 Tiger Muskie 2,905 Greater than 6 inches
    2016/06/22 Tiger Muskie 336 Greater than 6 inches
    2014/06/25 Tiger Muskie 1,252 Greater than 6 inches
    2013/06/25 Tiger Muskie 280 Greater than 6 inches
    2006/08/01 Tiger Muskie 788 Greater than 6 inches
    2006/06/01 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 99,810 Less than 6 inches
    2005/06/22 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 125,488 Less than 6 inches
    2004/06/24 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 78,866 Less than 6 inches
    2003/06/30 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 67,000 Less than 6 inches
    2002/06/24 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 75,986 Less than 6 inches
    2001/06/26 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 74,897 Less than 6 inches
    2000/09/06 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 50,400 Less than 6 inches
    1999/08/27 Tiger Muskie 35,945 Less than 6 inches
    1998/09/01 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 66,690 Less than 6 inches
    1998/08/28 Tiger Muskie 34,620 Less than 6 inches
    1997/09/29 Tiger Muskie 18,998 Less than 6 inches
    1997/09/08 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 40,222 Less than 6 inches
    1997/08/05 Tiger Muskie 27,070 Less than 6 inches
    1996/09/10 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 56,000 Less than 6 inches
    1995/09/25 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 50,032 Less than 6 inches
    1995/06/19 Brown Trout 18,200 Less than 6 inches
    1993/10/14 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 44,953 Less than 6 inches
    1993/10/07 Tiger Muskie 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
    1993/09/23 Bluegill 50 Less than 6 inches
    1993/09/23 Largemouth Bass 450 Less than 6 inches
    1993/07/29 Channel Catfish 5,000 Less than 6 inches
    1993/07/29 Largemouth Bass 15,000 Less than 6 inches
    1993/06/02 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 32,640 Greater than 6 inches
    1991/12/17 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 36,000 Less than 6 inches
    1991/10/30 Tiger Muskie 7,000 Less than 6 inches
    1990/11/07 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 104,040 Less than 6 inches
    1990/09/26 Tiger Muskie 9,900 Less than 6 inches
    1989/10/24 Bluegill 525 Less than 6 inches
    1989/10/20 Tiger Muskie 4,500 Less than 6 inches
    1989/10/12 Black Crappie 1,575 Less than 6 inches
    1989/10/12 Bluegill 350 Less than 6 inches
    1989/06/29 Rainbow Trout 1,120 Greater than 6 inches
    1988/06/14 Tiger Muskie 28,500 Less than 6 inches
    1980/07/01 Channel Catfish 600,300 Less than 6 inches
    1974/06/04 Walleye 64,072 Less than 6 inches
    1974/05/29 Walleye 390,600 Less than 6 inches
    1973/12/06 Cutthroat Trout 87,472 Less than 6 inches
    1973/11/20 Rainbow Trout 44,928 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

    Mud Lake (west of the posted boundary which runs north and south from McKenzie Point)
    • March 1 through July 15 - no boats, rafts or float tubes
    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 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

    • 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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