Mud Lake

Mud Lake Drainage

    Mud Lake in Jefferson County is 3,093.7 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
    6/21/2018 Tiger Muskie 2,147 Greater than 6 inches
    6/23/2017 Tiger Muskie 2,905 Greater than 6 inches
    6/22/2016 Tiger Muskie 336 Greater than 6 inches
    6/25/2014 Tiger Muskie 1,252 Greater than 6 inches
    6/25/2013 Tiger Muskie 280 Greater than 6 inches
    8/1/2006 Tiger Muskie 788 Greater than 6 inches
    6/1/2006 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 99,810 Less than 6 inches
    6/22/2005 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 125,488 Less than 6 inches
    6/24/2004 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 78,866 Less than 6 inches
    6/30/2003 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 67,000 Less than 6 inches
    6/24/2002 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 75,986 Less than 6 inches
    6/26/2001 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 74,897 Less than 6 inches
    9/6/2000 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 50,400 Less than 6 inches
    8/27/1999 Tiger Muskie 35,945 Less than 6 inches
    9/1/1998 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 66,690 Less than 6 inches
    8/28/1998 Tiger Muskie 34,620 Less than 6 inches
    9/29/1997 Tiger Muskie 18,998 Less than 6 inches
    9/8/1997 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 40,222 Less than 6 inches
    8/5/1997 Tiger Muskie 27,070 Less than 6 inches
    9/10/1996 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 56,000 Less than 6 inches
    9/25/1995 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 50,032 Less than 6 inches
    6/19/1995 Brown Trout 18,200 Less than 6 inches
    10/14/1993 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 44,953 Less than 6 inches
    10/7/1993 Tiger Muskie 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
    9/23/1993 Bluegill 50 Less than 6 inches
    9/23/1993 Largemouth Bass 450 Less than 6 inches
    7/29/1993 Channel Catfish 5,000 Less than 6 inches
    7/29/1993 Largemouth Bass 15,000 Less than 6 inches
    6/2/1993 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 32,640 Greater than 6 inches
    12/17/1991 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 36,000 Less than 6 inches
    10/30/1991 Tiger Muskie 7,000 Less than 6 inches
    11/7/1990 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 104,040 Less than 6 inches
    9/26/1990 Tiger Muskie 9,900 Less than 6 inches
    10/24/1989 Bluegill 525 Less than 6 inches
    10/20/1989 Tiger Muskie 4,500 Less than 6 inches
    10/12/1989 Black Crappie 1,575 Less than 6 inches
    10/12/1989 Bluegill 350 Less than 6 inches
    6/29/1989 Rainbow Trout 1,120 Greater than 6 inches
    6/14/1988 Tiger Muskie 28,500 Less than 6 inches
    7/1/1980 Channel Catfish 600,300 Less than 6 inches
    6/4/1974 Walleye 64,072 Less than 6 inches
    5/29/1974 Walleye 390,600 Less than 6 inches
    12/6/1973 Cutthroat Trout 87,472 Less than 6 inches
    11/20/1973 Rainbow Trout 44,928 Less than 6 inches
    Source: IDFG Fish Stocking Database.

    Licenses and Tags

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    Fishing Rules

    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 and sliding sinkers are required, see fishing regulations for details
    Tiger Muskie
    • Tiger Muskie limit is 2, none under 40 inches
    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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