Wallace Lake

Salmon River Drainage

  • Recommended Fishing Water
  • Family Fishing Water

Wallace Lake in Lemhi County is 14.8 acres.

Kids enjoy fishing from shore and exploring the surrounding woods. Grownups appreciate this summer fishing retreat to a beautiful high mountain lake. Check with local offices for seasonal access conditions.

Facilities

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

Directions

From Salmon, take US Hwy 93 north 2.9 miles to the Diamond Creek/Stormy Peak Rd and Wallace Lake sign near Lemhi County Fairgrounds. Turn left (west), bearing left at the 'Y' intersection onto Forest Service Rd 023. Continue about 11 miles to the Wallace Lake sign, turn left onto FS Rd 020 and in 3.9 miles turn left at the Wallace Lake Campground sign. Proceed 1 mile to campground and lake.

Recommended Game Fish

Species Observed in Surveys

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size
7/29/2019 Tiger Trout 1,605 Greater than 6 inches
7/2/2019 Rainbow Trout 1,006 Greater than 6 inches
9/5/2018 Tiger Trout 2,136 Greater than 6 inches
6/14/2018 Rainbow Trout 1,499 Greater than 6 inches
8/7/2017 Tiger Trout 1,100 Greater than 6 inches
6/26/2017 Tiger Trout 759 Greater than 6 inches
6/23/2017 Tiger Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
9/22/2016 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 4,816 Less than 6 inches
7/13/2016 Tiger Trout 449 Greater than 6 inches
6/16/2016 Tiger Trout 751 Greater than 6 inches
6/18/2015 Tiger Trout 1,023 Greater than 6 inches
6/8/2015 Tiger Trout 772 Greater than 6 inches
8/20/2014 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/30/2014 Rainbow Trout 1,148 Greater than 6 inches
8/13/2013 Rainbow Trout 1,001 Greater than 6 inches
8/13/2013 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 1,786 Less than 6 inches
7/1/2013 Rainbow Trout 999 Greater than 6 inches
8/1/2012 Rainbow Trout 1,001 Greater than 6 inches
8/1/2012 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 1,815 Less than 6 inches
7/3/2012 Rainbow Trout 999 Greater than 6 inches
8/25/2011 Rainbow Trout 1,001 Greater than 6 inches
8/25/2011 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 1,755 Less than 6 inches
7/13/2011 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
8/19/2010 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
8/19/2010 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 1,841 Less than 6 inches
7/16/2010 Rainbow Trout 999 Greater than 6 inches
6/26/2009 Rainbow Trout 1,004 Greater than 6 inches
8/28/2008 Rainbow Trout 1,100 Greater than 6 inches
7/10/2008 Rainbow Trout 999 Greater than 6 inches
8/7/2007 Rainbow Trout 990 Greater than 6 inches
7/2/2007 Rainbow Trout 2,006 Greater than 6 inches
8/24/2006 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/3/2006 Rainbow Trout 1,035 Greater than 6 inches
8/22/2005 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 751 Less than 6 inches
7/20/2005 Rainbow Trout 1,020 Greater than 6 inches
7/1/2005 Rainbow Trout 975 Greater than 6 inches
8/24/2004 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/15/2004 Rainbow Trout 884 Greater than 6 inches
8/11/2003 Rainbow Trout 990 Greater than 6 inches
7/2/2003 Rainbow Trout 1,008 Greater than 6 inches
8/7/2002 Rainbow Trout 1,035 Less than 6 inches
8/6/2002 Rainbow Trout 780 Greater than 6 inches
7/15/2002 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
8/13/2001 Rainbow Trout 840 Greater than 6 inches
7/19/2001 Rainbow Trout 738 Greater than 6 inches
9/29/1999 Cutthroat Trout 819 Less than 6 inches
6/28/1999 Rainbow Trout 872 Greater than 6 inches
8/24/1998 Cutthroat Trout 750 Less than 6 inches
8/24/1998 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/16/1998 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
8/1/1997 Rainbow Trout 1,088 Greater than 6 inches
7/3/1997 Rainbow Trout 1,006 Greater than 6 inches
8/8/1996 Rainbow Trout 1,045 Greater than 6 inches
7/11/1996 Cutthroat Trout 761 Less than 6 inches
7/11/1996 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
8/4/1995 Rainbow Trout 1,200 Greater than 6 inches
7/18/1995 Rainbow Trout 1,040 Greater than 6 inches
8/18/1994 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/7/1994 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
8/9/1993 Rainbow Trout 1,001 Adults
7/30/1993 Rainbow Trout 1,067 Greater than 6 inches
6/24/1993 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/27/1992 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/23/1992 Rainbow Trout 1,305 Greater than 6 inches
8/6/1991 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/19/1991 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/31/1990 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/2/1990 Rainbow Trout 1,005 Greater than 6 inches
7/27/1989 Rainbow Trout 1,600 Greater than 6 inches
6/16/1989 Rainbow Trout 1,260 Greater than 6 inches
6/21/1988 Rainbow Trout 1,120 Greater than 6 inches
6/10/1987 Rainbow Trout 1,100 Greater than 6 inches
7/2/1986 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/3/1985 Rainbow Trout 1,002 Greater than 6 inches
7/25/1984 Rainbow Trout 1,175 Greater than 6 inches
7/20/1983 Rainbow Trout 985 Greater than 6 inches
8/9/1982 Rainbow Trout 998 Greater than 6 inches
7/8/1982 Rainbow Trout 1,260 Greater than 6 inches
7/6/1981 Rainbow Trout 1,023 Greater than 6 inches
7/8/1980 Rainbow Trout 1,120 Greater than 6 inches
7/30/1979 Rainbow Trout 1,096 Less than 6 inches
6/29/1979 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
7/12/1978 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
7/12/1978 Rainbow Trout 2,860 Less than 6 inches
8/17/1977 Rainbow Trout 370 Greater than 6 inches
8/17/1977 Rainbow Trout 840 Less than 6 inches
7/9/1976 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
7/9/1976 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Less than 6 inches
8/19/1975 Rainbow Trout 1,017 Greater than 6 inches
7/30/1974 Rainbow Trout 1,900 Greater than 6 inches
8/27/1973 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Less than 6 inches
7/11/1973 Rainbow Trout 1,680 Greater than 6 inches
7/10/1972 Rainbow Trout 1,680 Greater than 6 inches
7/6/1971 Rainbow Trout 2,040 Greater than 6 inches
7/7/1970 Rainbow Trout 1,920 Greater than 6 inches
6/23/1969 Rainbow Trout 1,980 Greater than 6 inches
7/1/1968 Rainbow Trout 1,120 Greater than 6 inches
Source: IDFG Fish Stocking Database.

Licenses and Tags

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Primitive boat ramp; electric motors only. FR 020 is rough, rocky, and steep, as is the campground road. Not recommended for trailers and RVs.

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

Wallace Lake
  • Trout limit is 2
Salmon Region Bag Limits
Bass (Largemouth and Smallmouth)
  • No bag, size or possession limits
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 25
Salmon (ocean-going)
  • Salmon seasons and limits are set annually by the Idaho Fish and Game Commission and rules are issued in a separate brochure
  • Fishing for or targeting salmon is prohibited unless a salmon season is specifically opened for that water
Steelhead (ocean-going)
  • Defined as Rainbow Trout longer than twenty (20) inches in length in the Salmon River drainage (excluding the Lemhi and Pahsimeroi rivers, lakes and reservoirs, and ponds)
  • Fishing for or targeting steelhead is prohibited unless a steelhead season is specifically opened for that water (see fishing regulations for details)
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 Lake Trout, Golden Trout, Arctic Grayling, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Sunapee Trout and trout hybrids (e.g. Tiger Trout)
  • Trout limit is 6, all species combined
  • Chinook Salmon placed in ponds are considered in the trout bag limit
  • 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 including Pacific Lamprey
  • May not be harvested or possessed
All Other Fish Species includes bullfrogs and crayfish
  • No bag, size or possession limit
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