Blackfoot River

Tributary of the Snake River

  • Recommended Fishing Water

Blackfoot River in Bingham and Caribou Counties is 133.0 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
2022/05/26 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
2021/06/16 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
2021/05/28 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
2020/10/08 Rainbow Trout 3,001 Greater than 6 inches
2020/06/29 Rainbow Trout 2,002 Greater than 6 inches
2020/05/22 Rainbow Trout 1,002 Greater than 6 inches
2019/10/24 Rainbow Trout 2,002 Greater than 6 inches
2019/06/25 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
2019/06/07 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
2019/05/15 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
2018/10/12 Rainbow Trout 3,008 Greater than 6 inches
2018/07/13 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
2018/06/06 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
2018/05/22 Rainbow Trout 1,001 Greater than 6 inches
2017/10/02 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
2017/06/26 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
2017/06/07 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
2017/05/16 Rainbow Trout 499 Greater than 6 inches
2016/07/13 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
2016/06/22 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
2016/05/11 Rainbow Trout 499 Greater than 6 inches
2015/09/25 Rainbow Trout 1,501 Greater than 6 inches
2015/06/10 Rainbow Trout 504 Greater than 6 inches
2015/05/13 Rainbow Trout 493 Greater than 6 inches
2014/06/30 Rainbow Trout 1,008 Greater than 6 inches
2014/05/12 Rainbow Trout 501 Greater than 6 inches
2013/07/02 Rainbow Trout 499 Greater than 6 inches
2013/06/13 Rainbow Trout 490 Greater than 6 inches
2013/05/09 Rainbow Trout 504 Greater than 6 inches
2012/08/07 Rainbow Trout 495 Greater than 6 inches
2012/06/26 Rainbow Trout 525 Greater than 6 inches
2012/05/10 Rainbow Trout 503 Greater than 6 inches
2011/08/11 Rainbow Trout 502 Greater than 6 inches
2011/07/15 Rainbow Trout 495 Greater than 6 inches
2011/05/17 Rainbow Trout 508 Greater than 6 inches
2006/08/24 Rainbow Trout 2,071 Greater than 6 inches
2006/06/28 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
2006/06/22 Rainbow Trout 2,040 Greater than 6 inches
2005/08/31 Rainbow Trout 1,001 Greater than 6 inches
2005/06/14 Rainbow Trout 2,139 Greater than 6 inches
2005/05/27 Rainbow Trout 1,999 Greater than 6 inches
2004/06/29 Rainbow Trout 2,002 Greater than 6 inches
2004/06/07 Rainbow Trout 1,999 Greater than 6 inches
2004/05/21 Rainbow Trout 2,010 Greater than 6 inches
2003/08/20 Rainbow Trout 1,368 Greater than 6 inches
2003/07/01 Rainbow Trout 1,731 Greater than 6 inches
2003/06/02 Rainbow Trout 2,008 Greater than 6 inches
2003/05/15 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
2002/08/21 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
2002/07/16 Rainbow Trout 999 Greater than 6 inches
2002/06/06 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
2002/05/22 Rainbow Trout 2,999 Greater than 6 inches
2001/08/09 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
2001/07/17 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
2001/06/27 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
2001/05/23 Rainbow Trout 1,999 Greater than 6 inches
2000/06/12 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
2000/05/23 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
1999/08/23 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
1999/07/27 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
1999/07/01 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
1999/06/18 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
1999/05/24 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
1998/07/23 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
1998/06/26 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1998/05/13 Rainbow Trout 1,080 Greater than 6 inches
1997/08/12 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1997/08/01 Rainbow Trout 1,250 Greater than 6 inches
1997/07/23 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1997/07/03 Rainbow Trout 1,200 Greater than 6 inches
1997/06/26 Rainbow Trout 1,250 Greater than 6 inches
1997/06/10 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1996/08/27 Rainbow Trout 1,250 Greater than 6 inches
1996/08/20 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1996/08/02 Rainbow Trout 1,250 Greater than 6 inches
1996/07/24 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1996/07/02 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1996/06/27 Rainbow Trout 1,250 Greater than 6 inches
1996/06/18 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1996/05/21 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
1995/07/11 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1995/06/28 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
1995/06/14 Rainbow Trout 2,800 Greater than 6 inches
1995/05/19 Rainbow Trout 3,500 Greater than 6 inches
1994/07/01 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
1994/06/30 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
1994/06/29 Rainbow Trout 2,800 Greater than 6 inches
1994/05/24 Rainbow Trout 3,500 Greater than 6 inches
1993/07/08 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1993/06/23 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1993/06/15 Rainbow Trout 2,800 Greater than 6 inches
1993/06/01 Rainbow Trout 3,501 Greater than 6 inches
1993/04/06 Cutthroat Trout 4,892 Less than 6 inches
1992/06/19 Rainbow Trout 2,800 Greater than 6 inches
1992/05/21 Rainbow Trout 3,502 Greater than 6 inches
1992/05/07 Rainbow Trout 492 Greater than 6 inches
1992/04/06 Cutthroat Trout 10,736 Less than 6 inches
1992/04/03 Cutthroat Trout 16,267 Less than 6 inches
1992/04/02 Cutthroat Trout 18,076 Less than 6 inches
1991/06/25 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1991/06/19 Rainbow Trout 1,005 Greater than 6 inches
1991/06/16 Rainbow Trout 2,805 Greater than 6 inches
1991/05/20 Rainbow Trout 3,500 Greater than 6 inches
1991/04/12 Cutthroat Trout 13,335 Less than 6 inches
1991/04/11 Cutthroat Trout 13,400 Less than 6 inches
1991/04/10 Cutthroat Trout 17,075 Less than 6 inches
1991/04/09 Cutthroat Trout 15,810 Less than 6 inches
1990/07/17 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
1990/06/29 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
1990/06/20 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
1990/06/12 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
1990/06/07 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
1990/05/24 Rainbow Trout 3,540 Greater than 6 inches
1990/04/18 Cutthroat Trout 121,775 Less than 6 inches
1990/04/05 Cutthroat Trout 50,000 Less than 6 inches
1990/03/08 Cutthroat Trout 121,300 Less than 6 inches
1989/06/29 Rainbow Trout 2,002 Greater than 6 inches
1989/06/16 Cutthroat Trout 6,960 Less than 6 inches
1989/06/15 Cutthroat Trout 21,082 Less than 6 inches
1989/06/12 Cutthroat Trout 4,988 Less than 6 inches
1989/06/09 Cutthroat Trout 15,880 Less than 6 inches
1989/06/08 Cutthroat Trout 9,240 Less than 6 inches
1989/06/06 Cutthroat Trout 1,575 Less than 6 inches
1989/06/02 Cutthroat Trout 11,900 Less than 6 inches
1989/06/01 Cutthroat Trout 11,900 Less than 6 inches
1989/05/26 Rainbow Trout 4,004 Greater than 6 inches
1989/05/20 Cutthroat Trout 9,922 Less than 6 inches
1989/05/19 Cutthroat Trout 14,432 Less than 6 inches
1989/05/13 Cutthroat Trout 6,240 Less than 6 inches
1989/05/12 Cutthroat Trout 25,890 Less than 6 inches
1989/05/05 Cutthroat Trout 17,442 Less than 6 inches
1989/04/28 Cutthroat Trout 21,290 Less than 6 inches
1989/04/22 Cutthroat Trout 5,775 Less than 6 inches
1989/04/21 Cutthroat Trout 10,500 Less than 6 inches
1989/04/14 Cutthroat Trout 23,352 Less than 6 inches
1989/04/07 Cutthroat Trout 13,500 Less than 6 inches
1989/04/04 Cutthroat Trout 17,040 Less than 6 inches
1989/03/31 Cutthroat Trout 19,170 Less than 6 inches
1989/03/28 Cutthroat Trout 4,690 Less than 6 inches
1989/03/27 Cutthroat Trout 14,000 Less than 6 inches
1989/03/24 Cutthroat Trout 15,600 Less than 6 inches
1988/06/29 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
1988/05/25 Rainbow Trout 4,004 Greater than 6 inches
1987/06/24 Rainbow Trout 3,060 Greater than 6 inches
1987/05/20 Rainbow Trout 4,210 Greater than 6 inches
1986/06/16 Rainbow Trout 6,150 Greater than 6 inches
1986/05/23 Rainbow Trout 4,050 Greater than 6 inches
1985/06/24 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
1985/05/20 Rainbow Trout 4,030 Greater than 6 inches
1984/06/28 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
1984/05/19 Rainbow Trout 3,528 Greater than 6 inches
1983/06/20 Rainbow Trout 2,940 Greater than 6 inches
1983/05/17 Rainbow Trout 2,932 Greater than 6 inches
1982/06/30 Rainbow Trout 1,920 Greater than 6 inches
1982/04/28 Rainbow Trout 3,600 Greater than 6 inches
1981/07/06 Rainbow Trout 2,640 Greater than 6 inches
1981/04/16 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
1980/08/15 Rainbow Trout 2,250 Greater than 6 inches
1980/07/15 Rainbow Trout 3,400 Greater than 6 inches
1980/05/13 Rainbow Trout 4,500 Greater than 6 inches
1979/08/21 Rainbow Trout 91 Greater than 6 inches
1979/07/02 Rainbow Trout 2,450 Greater than 6 inches
1979/06/13 Rainbow Trout 660 Greater than 6 inches
1979/05/22 Rainbow Trout 3,800 Greater than 6 inches
1978/07/05 Rainbow Trout 2,024 Greater than 6 inches
1978/06/30 Rainbow Trout 440 Greater than 6 inches
1978/06/14 Rainbow Trout 2,400 Greater than 6 inches
1978/06/07 Rainbow Trout 2,784 Greater than 6 inches
1978/05/22 Rainbow Trout 624 Less than 6 inches
1977/08/30 Rainbow Trout 2,200 Greater than 6 inches
1977/07/25 Rainbow Trout 2,556 Greater than 6 inches
1977/06/21 Rainbow Trout 1,348 Greater than 6 inches
1977/05/26 Rainbow Trout 510 Greater than 6 inches
1977/05/12 Rainbow Trout 3,588 Greater than 6 inches
1976/09/23 Rainbow Trout 4,230 Greater than 6 inches
1976/08/24 Rainbow Trout 1,175 Greater than 6 inches
1976/07/16 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
1976/06/29 Rainbow Trout 3,135 Greater than 6 inches
1976/06/22 Rainbow Trout 558 Greater than 6 inches
1976/06/03 Rainbow Trout 1,700 Greater than 6 inches
1976/05/26 Rainbow Trout 2,960 Greater than 6 inches
1975/08/25 Rainbow Trout 3,045 Greater than 6 inches
1975/08/14 Rainbow Trout 700 Greater than 6 inches
1975/08/08 Cutthroat Trout 69,475 Less than 6 inches
1975/07/28 Rainbow Trout 2,941 Greater than 6 inches
1975/07/25 Rainbow Trout 374 Greater than 6 inches
1975/07/09 Rainbow Trout 3,400 Greater than 6 inches
1975/06/05 Rainbow Trout 2,960 Greater than 6 inches
1975/05/16 Rainbow Trout 640 Greater than 6 inches
1974/09/06 Rainbow Trout 2,042 Greater than 6 inches
1974/07/23 Rainbow Trout 1,960 Greater than 6 inches
1974/07/22 Cutthroat Trout 100,485 Less than 6 inches
1974/07/22 Rainbow Trout 543 Greater than 6 inches
1974/06/13 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
1974/05/22 Rainbow Trout 2,040 Greater than 6 inches
1974/05/16 Rainbow Trout 270 Greater than 6 inches
1973/09/06 Rainbow Trout 120 Greater than 6 inches
1973/08/30 Cutthroat Trout 3,500 Less than 6 inches
1973/08/27 Rainbow Trout 3,383 Greater than 6 inches
1973/08/06 Rainbow Trout 1,400 Greater than 6 inches
1973/07/27 Rainbow Trout 900 Greater than 6 inches
1973/07/26 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
1973/07/03 Cutthroat Trout 314,000 Less than 6 inches
1973/06/27 Rainbow Trout 990 Greater than 6 inches
1973/06/22 Rainbow Trout 1,320 Greater than 6 inches
1973/05/23 Rainbow Trout 1,600 Greater than 6 inches
1973/04/26 Rainbow Trout 4,700 Greater than 6 inches
1973/03/23 Rainbow Trout 181,440 Less than 6 inches
1973/03/22 Rainbow Trout 180,000 Less than 6 inches
1973/03/14 Rainbow Trout 504,000 Less than 6 inches
1972/09/13 Rainbow Trout 1,890 Greater than 6 inches
1972/08/23 Rainbow Trout 690 Greater than 6 inches
1972/08/21 Rainbow Trout 300 Greater than 6 inches
1972/08/11 Rainbow Trout 4,200 Greater than 6 inches
1972/08/02 Rainbow Trout 680 Greater than 6 inches
1972/08/01 Rainbow Trout 1,020 Greater than 6 inches
1972/07/17 Cutthroat Trout 256,500 Less than 6 inches
1972/07/10 Rainbow Trout 1,550 Greater than 6 inches
1972/06/28 Rainbow Trout 1,080 Greater than 6 inches
1972/06/21 Rainbow Trout 1,800 Greater than 6 inches
1972/06/20 Cutthroat Trout 353,460 Less than 6 inches
1972/05/15 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
1971/08/10 Rainbow Trout 3,360 Greater than 6 inches
1971/07/26 Cutthroat Trout 75,000 Less than 6 inches
1971/07/13 Rainbow Trout 2,280 Greater than 6 inches
1971/06/18 Rainbow Trout 2,880 Greater than 6 inches
1971/06/15 Cutthroat Trout 90,000 Less than 6 inches
1971/06/10 Cutthroat Trout 90,000 Less than 6 inches
1971/05/11 Rainbow Trout 3,200 Greater than 6 inches
1970/08/11 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
1970/07/27 Cutthroat Trout 25,500 Less than 6 inches
1970/07/14 Cutthroat Trout 5,150 Less than 6 inches
1970/07/13 Cutthroat Trout 10,300 Less than 6 inches
1970/07/08 Rainbow Trout 290 Greater than 6 inches
1970/07/02 Rainbow Trout 1,160 Greater than 6 inches
1970/06/12 Cutthroat Trout 60,000 Less than 6 inches
1970/05/19 Rainbow Trout 5,440 Greater than 6 inches
1969/10/03 Rainbow Trout 1,120 Greater than 6 inches
1969/09/16 Rainbow Trout 3,410 Greater than 6 inches
1969/09/15 Rainbow Trout 700 Greater than 6 inches
1969/08/27 Rainbow Trout 3,045 Greater than 6 inches
1969/07/22 Rainbow Trout 1,350 Greater than 6 inches
1969/07/15 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
1969/07/09 Rainbow Trout 1,760 Greater than 6 inches
1969/05/28 Cutbow - Cutthroat x Rainbow Trout 314,000 Less than 6 inches
1969/05/20 Rainbow Trout 3,300 Greater than 6 inches
1968/09/10 Rainbow Trout 2,300 Greater than 6 inches
1968/08/30 Rainbow Trout 2,200 Greater than 6 inches
1968/08/13 Rainbow Trout 2,100 Greater than 6 inches
1968/08/05 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
1968/07/15 Rainbow Trout 2,420 Greater than 6 inches
1968/07/03 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
1968/06/20 Rainbow Trout 2,205 Greater than 6 inches
1968/06/18 Rainbow Trout 2,100 Greater than 6 inches
1968/05/31 Rainbow Trout 2,000 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

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 (includes: Diamond Creek, Lanes Creek, 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, 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 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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