Blackfoot River

Tributary of the Snake River

  • Recommended Fishing Water

Blackfoot River in Bingham and Caribou Counties is 182.0 miles in length.

Facilities

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

Recommended Game Fish

Species Observed in Surveys

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size
10/24/2019 Rainbow Trout 2,002 Greater than 6 inches
6/25/2019 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/7/2019 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/15/2019 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
10/12/2018 Rainbow Trout 3,008 Greater than 6 inches
7/13/2018 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
6/6/2018 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/22/2018 Rainbow Trout 1,001 Greater than 6 inches
10/2/2017 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
6/26/2017 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
6/7/2017 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
5/16/2017 Rainbow Trout 499 Greater than 6 inches
7/13/2016 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
6/22/2016 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
5/11/2016 Rainbow Trout 499 Greater than 6 inches
9/25/2015 Rainbow Trout 1,501 Greater than 6 inches
6/10/2015 Rainbow Trout 504 Greater than 6 inches
5/13/2015 Rainbow Trout 493 Greater than 6 inches
6/30/2014 Rainbow Trout 1,008 Greater than 6 inches
5/12/2014 Rainbow Trout 501 Greater than 6 inches
7/2/2013 Rainbow Trout 499 Greater than 6 inches
6/13/2013 Rainbow Trout 490 Greater than 6 inches
5/9/2013 Rainbow Trout 504 Greater than 6 inches
8/7/2012 Rainbow Trout 495 Greater than 6 inches
6/26/2012 Rainbow Trout 525 Greater than 6 inches
5/10/2012 Rainbow Trout 503 Greater than 6 inches
8/11/2011 Rainbow Trout 502 Greater than 6 inches
7/15/2011 Rainbow Trout 495 Greater than 6 inches
5/17/2011 Rainbow Trout 508 Greater than 6 inches
8/24/2006 Rainbow Trout 2,071 Greater than 6 inches
6/28/2006 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/22/2006 Rainbow Trout 2,040 Greater than 6 inches
8/31/2005 Rainbow Trout 1,001 Greater than 6 inches
6/14/2005 Rainbow Trout 2,139 Greater than 6 inches
5/27/2005 Rainbow Trout 1,999 Greater than 6 inches
6/29/2004 Rainbow Trout 2,002 Greater than 6 inches
6/7/2004 Rainbow Trout 1,999 Greater than 6 inches
5/21/2004 Rainbow Trout 2,010 Greater than 6 inches
8/20/2003 Rainbow Trout 1,368 Greater than 6 inches
7/1/2003 Rainbow Trout 1,731 Greater than 6 inches
6/2/2003 Rainbow Trout 2,008 Greater than 6 inches
5/15/2003 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
8/21/2002 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/16/2002 Rainbow Trout 999 Greater than 6 inches
6/6/2002 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/22/2002 Rainbow Trout 2,999 Greater than 6 inches
8/9/2001 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/17/2001 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/27/2001 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/23/2001 Rainbow Trout 1,999 Greater than 6 inches
6/12/2000 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/23/2000 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
8/23/1999 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/27/1999 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/1/1999 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/18/1999 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/24/1999 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/23/1998 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
6/26/1998 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/13/1998 Rainbow Trout 1,080 Greater than 6 inches
8/12/1997 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
8/1/1997 Rainbow Trout 1,250 Greater than 6 inches
7/23/1997 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/3/1997 Rainbow Trout 1,200 Greater than 6 inches
6/26/1997 Rainbow Trout 1,250 Greater than 6 inches
6/10/1997 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
8/27/1996 Rainbow Trout 1,250 Greater than 6 inches
8/20/1996 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
8/2/1996 Rainbow Trout 1,250 Greater than 6 inches
7/24/1996 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/2/1996 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/27/1996 Rainbow Trout 1,250 Greater than 6 inches
6/18/1996 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/21/1996 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/11/1995 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/28/1995 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/14/1995 Rainbow Trout 2,800 Greater than 6 inches
5/19/1995 Rainbow Trout 3,500 Greater than 6 inches
7/1/1994 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/30/1994 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/29/1994 Rainbow Trout 2,800 Greater than 6 inches
5/24/1994 Rainbow Trout 3,500 Greater than 6 inches
7/8/1993 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/23/1993 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/15/1993 Rainbow Trout 2,800 Greater than 6 inches
6/1/1993 Rainbow Trout 3,501 Greater than 6 inches
4/6/1993 Cutthroat Trout 4,892 Less than 6 inches
6/19/1992 Rainbow Trout 2,800 Greater than 6 inches
5/21/1992 Rainbow Trout 3,502 Greater than 6 inches
5/7/1992 Rainbow Trout 492 Greater than 6 inches
4/6/1992 Cutthroat Trout 10,736 Less than 6 inches
4/3/1992 Cutthroat Trout 16,267 Less than 6 inches
4/2/1992 Cutthroat Trout 18,076 Less than 6 inches
6/25/1991 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/19/1991 Rainbow Trout 1,005 Greater than 6 inches
6/16/1991 Rainbow Trout 2,805 Greater than 6 inches
5/20/1991 Rainbow Trout 3,500 Greater than 6 inches
4/12/1991 Cutthroat Trout 13,335 Less than 6 inches
4/11/1991 Cutthroat Trout 13,400 Less than 6 inches
4/10/1991 Cutthroat Trout 17,075 Less than 6 inches
4/9/1991 Cutthroat Trout 15,810 Less than 6 inches
7/17/1990 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
6/29/1990 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
6/20/1990 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
6/12/1990 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/7/1990 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
5/24/1990 Rainbow Trout 3,540 Greater than 6 inches
4/18/1990 Cutthroat Trout 121,775 Less than 6 inches
4/5/1990 Cutthroat Trout 50,000 Less than 6 inches
3/8/1990 Cutthroat Trout 121,300 Less than 6 inches
6/29/1989 Rainbow Trout 2,002 Greater than 6 inches
6/16/1989 Cutthroat Trout 6,960 Less than 6 inches
6/15/1989 Cutthroat Trout 21,082 Less than 6 inches
6/12/1989 Cutthroat Trout 4,988 Less than 6 inches
6/9/1989 Cutthroat Trout 15,880 Less than 6 inches
6/8/1989 Cutthroat Trout 9,240 Less than 6 inches
6/6/1989 Cutthroat Trout 1,575 Less than 6 inches
6/2/1989 Cutthroat Trout 11,900 Less than 6 inches
6/1/1989 Cutthroat Trout 11,900 Less than 6 inches
5/26/1989 Rainbow Trout 4,004 Greater than 6 inches
5/20/1989 Cutthroat Trout 9,922 Less than 6 inches
5/19/1989 Cutthroat Trout 14,432 Less than 6 inches
5/13/1989 Cutthroat Trout 6,240 Less than 6 inches
5/12/1989 Cutthroat Trout 25,890 Less than 6 inches
5/5/1989 Cutthroat Trout 17,442 Less than 6 inches
4/28/1989 Cutthroat Trout 21,290 Less than 6 inches
4/22/1989 Cutthroat Trout 5,775 Less than 6 inches
4/21/1989 Cutthroat Trout 10,500 Less than 6 inches
4/14/1989 Cutthroat Trout 23,352 Less than 6 inches
4/7/1989 Cutthroat Trout 13,500 Less than 6 inches
4/4/1989 Cutthroat Trout 17,040 Less than 6 inches
3/31/1989 Cutthroat Trout 19,170 Less than 6 inches
3/28/1989 Cutthroat Trout 4,690 Less than 6 inches
3/27/1989 Cutthroat Trout 14,000 Less than 6 inches
3/24/1989 Cutthroat Trout 15,600 Less than 6 inches
6/29/1988 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/25/1988 Rainbow Trout 4,004 Greater than 6 inches
6/24/1987 Rainbow Trout 3,060 Greater than 6 inches
5/20/1987 Rainbow Trout 4,210 Greater than 6 inches
6/16/1986 Rainbow Trout 6,150 Greater than 6 inches
5/23/1986 Rainbow Trout 4,050 Greater than 6 inches
6/24/1985 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/20/1985 Rainbow Trout 4,030 Greater than 6 inches
6/28/1984 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/19/1984 Rainbow Trout 3,528 Greater than 6 inches
6/20/1983 Rainbow Trout 2,940 Greater than 6 inches
5/17/1983 Rainbow Trout 2,932 Greater than 6 inches
6/30/1982 Rainbow Trout 1,920 Greater than 6 inches
4/28/1982 Rainbow Trout 3,600 Greater than 6 inches
7/6/1981 Rainbow Trout 2,640 Greater than 6 inches
4/16/1981 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
8/15/1980 Rainbow Trout 2,250 Greater than 6 inches
7/15/1980 Rainbow Trout 3,400 Greater than 6 inches
5/13/1980 Rainbow Trout 4,500 Greater than 6 inches
8/21/1979 Rainbow Trout 91 Greater than 6 inches
7/2/1979 Rainbow Trout 2,450 Greater than 6 inches
6/13/1979 Rainbow Trout 660 Greater than 6 inches
5/22/1979 Rainbow Trout 3,800 Greater than 6 inches
7/5/1978 Rainbow Trout 2,024 Greater than 6 inches
6/30/1978 Rainbow Trout 440 Greater than 6 inches
6/14/1978 Rainbow Trout 2,400 Greater than 6 inches
6/7/1978 Rainbow Trout 2,784 Greater than 6 inches
5/22/1978 Rainbow Trout 624 Less than 6 inches
8/30/1977 Rainbow Trout 2,200 Greater than 6 inches
7/25/1977 Rainbow Trout 2,556 Greater than 6 inches
6/21/1977 Rainbow Trout 1,348 Greater than 6 inches
5/26/1977 Rainbow Trout 510 Greater than 6 inches
5/12/1977 Rainbow Trout 3,588 Greater than 6 inches
9/23/1976 Rainbow Trout 4,230 Greater than 6 inches
8/24/1976 Rainbow Trout 1,175 Greater than 6 inches
7/16/1976 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
6/29/1976 Rainbow Trout 3,135 Greater than 6 inches
6/22/1976 Rainbow Trout 558 Greater than 6 inches
6/3/1976 Rainbow Trout 1,700 Greater than 6 inches
5/26/1976 Rainbow Trout 2,960 Greater than 6 inches
8/25/1975 Rainbow Trout 3,045 Greater than 6 inches
8/14/1975 Rainbow Trout 700 Greater than 6 inches
8/8/1975 Cutthroat Trout 69,475 Less than 6 inches
7/28/1975 Rainbow Trout 2,941 Greater than 6 inches
7/25/1975 Rainbow Trout 374 Greater than 6 inches
7/9/1975 Rainbow Trout 3,400 Greater than 6 inches
6/5/1975 Rainbow Trout 2,960 Greater than 6 inches
5/16/1975 Rainbow Trout 640 Greater than 6 inches
9/6/1974 Rainbow Trout 2,042 Greater than 6 inches
7/23/1974 Rainbow Trout 1,960 Greater than 6 inches
7/22/1974 Cutthroat Trout 100,485 Less than 6 inches
7/22/1974 Rainbow Trout 543 Greater than 6 inches
6/13/1974 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/22/1974 Rainbow Trout 2,040 Greater than 6 inches
5/16/1974 Rainbow Trout 270 Greater than 6 inches
9/6/1973 Rainbow Trout 120 Greater than 6 inches
8/30/1973 Cutthroat Trout 3,500 Less than 6 inches
8/27/1973 Rainbow Trout 3,383 Greater than 6 inches
8/6/1973 Rainbow Trout 1,400 Greater than 6 inches
7/27/1973 Rainbow Trout 900 Greater than 6 inches
7/26/1973 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
7/3/1973 Cutthroat Trout 314,000 Less than 6 inches
6/27/1973 Rainbow Trout 990 Greater than 6 inches
6/22/1973 Rainbow Trout 1,320 Greater than 6 inches
5/23/1973 Rainbow Trout 1,600 Greater than 6 inches
4/26/1973 Rainbow Trout 4,700 Greater than 6 inches
3/23/1973 Rainbow Trout 181,440 Less than 6 inches
3/22/1973 Rainbow Trout 180,000 Less than 6 inches
3/14/1973 Rainbow Trout 504,000 Less than 6 inches
9/13/1972 Rainbow Trout 1,890 Greater than 6 inches
8/23/1972 Rainbow Trout 690 Greater than 6 inches
8/21/1972 Rainbow Trout 300 Greater than 6 inches
8/11/1972 Rainbow Trout 4,200 Greater than 6 inches
8/2/1972 Rainbow Trout 680 Greater than 6 inches
8/1/1972 Rainbow Trout 1,020 Greater than 6 inches
7/17/1972 Cutthroat Trout 256,500 Less than 6 inches
7/10/1972 Rainbow Trout 1,550 Greater than 6 inches
6/28/1972 Rainbow Trout 1,080 Greater than 6 inches
6/21/1972 Rainbow Trout 1,800 Greater than 6 inches
6/20/1972 Cutthroat Trout 353,460 Less than 6 inches
5/15/1972 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
8/10/1971 Rainbow Trout 3,360 Greater than 6 inches
7/26/1971 Cutthroat Trout 75,000 Less than 6 inches
7/13/1971 Rainbow Trout 2,280 Greater than 6 inches
6/18/1971 Rainbow Trout 2,880 Greater than 6 inches
6/15/1971 Cutthroat Trout 90,000 Less than 6 inches
6/10/1971 Cutthroat Trout 90,000 Less than 6 inches
5/11/1971 Rainbow Trout 3,200 Greater than 6 inches
8/11/1970 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/27/1970 Cutthroat Trout 25,500 Less than 6 inches
7/14/1970 Cutthroat Trout 5,150 Less than 6 inches
7/13/1970 Cutthroat Trout 10,300 Less than 6 inches
7/8/1970 Rainbow Trout 290 Greater than 6 inches
7/2/1970 Rainbow Trout 1,160 Greater than 6 inches
6/12/1970 Cutthroat Trout 60,000 Less than 6 inches
5/19/1970 Rainbow Trout 5,440 Greater than 6 inches
10/3/1969 Rainbow Trout 1,120 Greater than 6 inches
9/16/1969 Rainbow Trout 3,410 Greater than 6 inches
9/15/1969 Rainbow Trout 700 Greater than 6 inches
8/27/1969 Rainbow Trout 3,045 Greater than 6 inches
7/22/1969 Rainbow Trout 1,350 Greater than 6 inches
7/15/1969 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
7/9/1969 Rainbow Trout 1,760 Greater than 6 inches
5/28/1969 Cutbow - Cutthroat x Rainbow Trout 314,000 Less than 6 inches
5/20/1969 Rainbow Trout 3,300 Greater than 6 inches
9/10/1968 Rainbow Trout 2,300 Greater than 6 inches
8/30/1968 Rainbow Trout 2,200 Greater than 6 inches
8/13/1968 Rainbow Trout 2,100 Greater than 6 inches
8/5/1968 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
7/15/1968 Rainbow Trout 2,420 Greater than 6 inches
7/3/1968 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/20/1968 Rainbow Trout 2,205 Greater than 6 inches
6/18/1968 Rainbow Trout 2,100 Greater than 6 inches
5/31/1968 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater 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

Slug Creek and tributaries
  • December 1 through June 30 - closed to fishing
  • July 1 through November 30 - trout limit is 6, no harvest of Cutthroat Trout, no bait allowed
Blackfoot River and tributaries From the confluence with Snake River upstream to Blackfoot Dam (Government Dam)
  • Southeast Region general rules apply
Blackfoot River and tributaries Upstream from Blackfoot Reservoir
  • December 1 through June 30 - closed to fishing
  • July 1 through November 30 - trout limit is 6, no harvest of Cutthroat Trout, no bait allowed, barbless hooks required
Diamond Creek and tributaries (tributary to the Upper Blackfoot River)
  • December 1 through June 30 - closed to fishing
  • July 1 through November 30 - trout limit is 6, no harvest of Cutthroat Trout, no bait allowed, barbless hooks required
Lanes Creek and tributaries (tributary to the Upper Blackfoot River)
  • December 1 through June 30 - closed to fishing
  • July 1 through November 30 - trout limit is 6, no harvest of Cutthroat Trout, no bait allowed, barbless hooks required
Fort Hall Indian Reservation
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 and sliding sinkers are 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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