Little Wood Reservoir

Flows into the Little Wood River

  • Recommended Fishing Water
  • Family Fishing Water

Little Wood Reservoir in Blaine County is 523.8 acres.

This reservoir provides great trout fishing and a retreat from the summer heat in an upland desert setting. Bell Mountain provides a scenic backdrop for memorable sunsets year-round.

Facilities

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

Directions

From Carey go north on US Hwy 20/26. Look for the sign to Little Wood Reservoir at the north end of town. Turn left (west) on Little Wood Reservoir Rd / Mountain View Dr and go 10 miles. Turn left (west) into the campground and go 0.7 mile to reservoir.

Recommended Game Fish

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size
2022/05/31 Rainbow Trout 5,976 Greater than 6 inches
2022/05/16 Rainbow Trout 3,006 Greater than 6 inches
2021/06/23 Rainbow Trout 9,450 Less than 6 inches
2021/06/01 Rainbow Trout 5,994 Greater than 6 inches
2021/05/26 Rainbow Trout 850 Greater than 6 inches
2021/05/17 Rainbow Trout 3,045 Greater than 6 inches
2021/05/11 Rainbow-Hayspur Triploid All-Female 13,290 Less than 6 inches
2021/05/10 Rainbow-Hayspur Triploid All-Female 24,366 Less than 6 inches
2020/11/06 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
2020/07/01 Rainbow Trout 850 Greater than 6 inches
2020/06/04 Rainbow Trout 1,275 Greater than 6 inches
2020/06/01 Rainbow Trout 5,508 Greater than 6 inches
2020/05/08 Cobow - Coho Salmon x Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
2020/05/08 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
2019/08/09 Rainbow Trout 100 Greater than 6 inches
2019/06/05 Rainbow Trout 6,090 Greater than 6 inches
2019/05/13 Rainbow Trout 2,957 Greater than 6 inches
2018/06/04 Rainbow Trout 3,953 Greater than 6 inches
2018/05/08 Rainbow Trout 2,232 Greater than 6 inches
2017/06/14 Rainbow Trout 3,929 Greater than 6 inches
2017/05/18 Rainbow Trout 2,428 Greater than 6 inches
2016/06/13 Rainbow Trout 3,675 Greater than 6 inches
2015/06/02 Rainbow Trout 4,563 Greater than 6 inches
2015/05/28 Rainbow Trout 2,008 Greater than 6 inches
2014/06/10 Rainbow Trout 7,409 Greater than 6 inches
2014/05/23 Rainbow Trout 3,344 Greater than 6 inches
2013/06/25 Rainbow Trout 2,486 Greater than 6 inches
2013/05/16 Rainbow Trout 8,640 Greater than 6 inches
2012/06/26 Rainbow Trout 7,395 Greater than 6 inches
2012/05/16 Rainbow Trout 4,018 Greater than 6 inches
2011/06/21 Rainbow Trout 7,425 Greater than 6 inches
2011/05/26 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
2011/05/19 Rainbow Trout 1,250 Greater than 6 inches
2010/06/03 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
2010/05/26 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
2009/05/27 Rainbow Trout 11,997 Greater than 6 inches
2008/06/26 Rainbow Trout 2,050 Greater than 6 inches
2008/06/12 Rainbow Trout 2,955 Greater than 6 inches
2008/05/27 Rainbow Trout 3,503 Greater than 6 inches
2007/07/18 Rainbow Trout 5,850 Greater than 6 inches
2007/06/12 Rainbow Trout 7,040 Greater than 6 inches
2006/06/26 Rainbow Trout 8,075 Greater than 6 inches
2006/05/23 Rainbow Trout 4,200 Greater than 6 inches
2005/04/21 Rainbow Trout 10,176 Greater than 6 inches
2004/05/18 Rainbow Trout 12,210 Greater than 6 inches
2003/06/16 Rainbow Trout 5,986 Greater than 6 inches
2003/05/14 Rainbow Trout 10,422 Less than 6 inches
2003/05/13 Rainbow Trout 9,935 Less than 6 inches
2003/05/05 Rainbow Trout 6,034 Greater than 6 inches
2002/08/21 Rainbow Trout 2,600 Greater than 6 inches
2002/08/15 Rainbow Trout 1,260 Greater than 6 inches
2002/05/23 Rainbow Trout 26,136 Greater than 6 inches
2001/05/01 Rainbow Trout 10,375 Greater than 6 inches
2000/05/31 Rainbow Trout 20,060 Less than 6 inches
1999/06/28 Rainbow Trout 15,035 Greater than 6 inches
1998/07/17 Rainbow Trout 7,680 Greater than 6 inches
1998/06/30 Rainbow Trout 21,360 Less than 6 inches
1997/07/02 Rainbow Trout 9,860 Greater than 6 inches
1997/07/02 Rainbow Trout 20,300 Less than 6 inches
1996/10/23 Rainbow Trout 34,060 Less than 6 inches
1996/06/11 Rainbow Trout 5,880 Greater than 6 inches
1996/05/06 Rainbow Trout 4,380 Greater than 6 inches
1996/05/06 Rainbow Trout 25,000 Less than 6 inches
1995/09/15 Rainbow Trout 25,200 Less than 6 inches
1995/07/28 Rainbow Trout 17,281 Less than 6 inches
1995/07/26 Rainbow Trout 42,719 Less than 6 inches
1995/07/20 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
1994/10/03 Rainbow Trout 10,000 Less than 6 inches
1994/05/13 Rainbow Trout 10,000 Greater than 6 inches
1994/05/09 Rainbow Trout 33,722 Less than 6 inches
1994/04/22 Rainbow Trout 26,179 Less than 6 inches
1993/09/27 Rainbow Trout 54,000 Less than 6 inches
1993/05/08 Rainbow Trout 48,600 Less than 6 inches
1993/05/04 Rainbow Trout 10,113 Greater than 6 inches
1992/09/16 Rainbow Trout 15,000 Less than 6 inches
1992/05/01 Rainbow Trout 3,504 Greater than 6 inches
1992/04/29 Rainbow Trout 4,096 Greater than 6 inches
1992/04/13 Rainbow Trout 54,000 Less than 6 inches
1991/09/18 Rainbow Trout 15,000 Less than 6 inches
1991/07/25 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
1991/05/03 Rainbow Trout 160 Adults
1991/05/03 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1991/05/02 Rainbow Trout 4,460 Greater than 6 inches
1991/05/01 Rainbow Trout 4,380 Greater than 6 inches
1991/04/08 Rainbow Trout 59,930 Less than 6 inches
1990/04/25 Rainbow Trout 3,600 Greater than 6 inches
1990/04/18 Rainbow Trout 122,083 Less than 6 inches
1989/06/13 Rainbow Trout 3,610 Greater than 6 inches
1989/05/26 Rainbow Trout 3,602 Greater than 6 inches
1989/03/24 Rainbow Trout 150,706 Less than 6 inches
1988/04/13 Brown Trout 20,437 Less than 6 inches
1987/05/06 Rainbow Trout 11,468 Greater than 6 inches
1987/04/29 Rainbow Trout 8,640 Greater than 6 inches
1985/09/25 Rainbow Trout 8,833 Less than 6 inches
1985/06/16 Rainbow Trout 40,200 Less than 6 inches
1985/06/15 Rainbow Trout 17,608 Less than 6 inches
1985/06/07 Rainbow Trout 30,588 Less than 6 inches
1985/06/06 Rainbow Trout 33,150 Less than 6 inches
1984/08/08 Brown Trout 16,200 Less than 6 inches
1984/06/14 Rainbow Trout 9,750 Less than 6 inches
1984/06/12 Rainbow Trout 48,950 Less than 6 inches
1984/06/05 Rainbow Trout 65,800 Less than 6 inches
1983/07/13 Rainbow Trout 39,270 Less than 6 inches
1983/07/12 Rainbow Trout 123,500 Less than 6 inches
1983/07/11 Rainbow Trout 58,500 Less than 6 inches
1982/09/29 Rainbow Trout 20,230 Less than 6 inches
1982/09/20 Rainbow Trout 23,800 Less than 6 inches
1982/06/02 Rainbow Trout 30,160 Less than 6 inches
1982/05/28 Rainbow Trout 91,225 Less than 6 inches
1982/05/27 Rainbow Trout 84,550 Less than 6 inches
1981/04/16 Rainbow Trout 61,600 Less than 6 inches
1981/04/14 Rainbow Trout 140,250 Less than 6 inches
1980/07/18 Rainbow Trout 19,500 Less than 6 inches
1980/06/23 Rainbow Trout 3,400 Greater than 6 inches
1980/06/20 Rainbow Trout 3,640 Greater than 6 inches
1980/06/19 Rainbow Trout 3,500 Greater than 6 inches
1980/06/18 Rainbow Trout 3,500 Greater than 6 inches
1980/06/16 Rainbow Trout 4,480 Greater than 6 inches
1980/06/12 Rainbow Trout 4,480 Greater than 6 inches
1980/06/03 Rainbow Trout 4,480 Greater than 6 inches
1980/05/28 Rainbow Trout 4,200 Greater than 6 inches
1980/05/23 Rainbow Trout 3,920 Greater than 6 inches
1980/05/22 Rainbow Trout 3,920 Greater than 6 inches
1980/05/19 Rainbow Trout 55,500 Less than 6 inches
1980/05/06 Rainbow Trout 59,500 Less than 6 inches
1980/04/21 Rainbow Trout 80,500 Less than 6 inches
1979/07/13 Rainbow Trout 13,005 Less than 6 inches
1979/05/01 Rainbow Trout 60,550 Less than 6 inches
1979/04/26 Rainbow Trout 17,825 Less than 6 inches
1979/04/24 Rainbow Trout 66,700 Less than 6 inches
1978/11/28 Rainbow Trout 265 Adults
1978/06/14 Rainbow Trout 2,565 Greater than 6 inches
1978/05/30 Rainbow Trout 3,710 Greater than 6 inches
1978/05/17 Rainbow Trout 75,600 Less than 6 inches
1978/05/15 Rainbow Trout 5,600 Greater than 6 inches
1978/05/12 Rainbow Trout 30,375 Less than 6 inches
1978/05/09 Rainbow Trout 5,270 Greater than 6 inches
1978/05/03 Rainbow Trout 5,600 Greater than 6 inches
1978/04/27 Rainbow Trout 51,800 Less than 6 inches
1978/04/19 Rainbow Trout 3,920 Greater than 6 inches
1978/04/18 Rainbow Trout 4,060 Greater than 6 inches
1978/04/18 Rainbow Trout 64,500 Less than 6 inches
1978/04/14 Rainbow Trout 4,800 Greater than 6 inches
1976/05/07 Rainbow Trout 45,750 Less than 6 inches
1976/04/30 Rainbow Trout 57,400 Less than 6 inches
1976/04/29 Rainbow Trout 27,675 Less than 6 inches
1975/07/08 Rainbow Trout 39,200 Less than 6 inches
1975/07/07 Rainbow Trout 34,300 Less than 6 inches
1975/06/25 Rainbow Trout 23,400 Less than 6 inches
1974/05/03 Rainbow Trout 30,400 Less than 6 inches
1974/04/08 Rainbow Trout 120,800 Less than 6 inches
1972/09/05 Rainbow Trout 75 Adults
1972/09/05 Rainbow Trout 6,000 Less than 6 inches
1972/07/19 Rainbow Trout 10,200 Less than 6 inches
1972/04/03 Rainbow Trout 133,100 Less than 6 inches
1971/11/17 Rainbow Trout 360 Adults
1971/08/30 Rainbow Trout 14,000 Less than 6 inches
1971/05/07 Rainbow Trout 149,400 Less than 6 inches
1970/11/24 Rainbow Trout 360 Adults
1970/10/21 Rainbow Trout 5,700 Greater than 6 inches
1970/05/08 Rainbow Trout 86,560 Less than 6 inches
1970/05/04 Rainbow Trout 81,000 Less than 6 inches
1969/05/06 Rainbow Trout 66,400 Less than 6 inches
1968/11/22 Rainbow Trout 9,250 Greater than 6 inches
1968/11/21 Rainbow Trout 6,290 Greater than 6 inches
1968/05/01 Rainbow Trout 85,000 Less than 6 inches
1968/04/29 Rainbow Trout 67,200 Less 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

No Special Rules for Little Wood Reservoir.
Magic Valley Region Bag Limits
Bass (Largemouth and Smallmouth)

  • Bass limit is 6, both species combined
  • None under 12 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

Bull Trout

  • Bull Trout limit is 0, catch-and-release

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, Golden Trout, Arctic Grayling, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, land-locked Chinook and Coho Salmon, trout hydrids (.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

Walleye

  • Walleye limit is 6

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, Shoshone Sculpin, Wood River 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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