Fishpole Lake

Lost River Drainage

    Fishpole Lake in Custer County is 13.4 acres.

    Species Observed in Surveys

    Fish Stocking Records

    Date Species Quantity General Size
    8/20/2019 Cutthroat Trout 999 Less than 6 inches
    9/18/2017 Arctic Grayling 2,052 Less than 6 inches
    8/22/2016 Cutthroat Trout 995 Less than 6 inches
    7/30/2010 Cutthroat Trout 2,499 Less than 6 inches
    10/3/2007 Cutthroat Trout 1,498 Less than 6 inches
    9/16/2007 Cutthroat Trout 1,500 Less than 6 inches
    8/27/2004 Cutthroat Trout 2,502 Less than 6 inches
    8/10/2001 Cutthroat Trout 2,500 Less than 6 inches
    8/20/1998 Cutthroat Trout 2,500 Less than 6 inches
    9/15/1995 Cutthroat Trout 3,500 Less than 6 inches
    10/18/1993 Cutthroat Trout 1,500 Less than 6 inches
    9/3/1992 Cutthroat Trout 2,000 Less than 6 inches
    9/7/1990 Cutthroat Trout 2,000 Less than 6 inches
    9/12/1988 Cutthroat Trout 2,000 Less than 6 inches
    9/1/1984 Cutthroat Trout 1,750 Less than 6 inches
    9/4/1982 Cutthroat Trout 2,000 Less than 6 inches
    9/6/1979 Cutthroat Trout 384 Less than 6 inches
    7/15/1976 Cutthroat Trout 790 Less than 6 inches
    9/4/1973 Cutthroat Trout 1,632 Less than 6 inches
    8/17/1970 Cutthroat Trout 1,944 Less than 6 inches
    8/8/1968 Cutthroat Trout 2,000 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

    No Special Rules for Fishpole Lake.
    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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