Wilson Lake Reservoir

Flows into the North Side Main Canal

    Wilson Lake Reservoir in Jerome County is 951.2 acres.

    Recommended Game Fish

    Species Observed in Surveys

    Fish Stocking Records

    Date Species Quantity General Size
    6/28/2002 Channel Catfish 2,099 Greater than 6 inches
    8/22/2000 Channel Catfish 1,998 Greater than 6 inches
    9/21/1999 Channel Catfish 2,000 Less than 6 inches
    10/1/1998 Channel Catfish 2,000 Less than 6 inches
    9/29/1998 Channel Catfish 2,000 Less than 6 inches
    10/11/1997 Channel Catfish 1,322 Less than 6 inches
    10/3/1996 Channel Catfish 1,500 Less than 6 inches
    7/16/1983 Channel Catfish 43,070 Less than 6 inches
    3/28/1979 Rainbow Trout 950 Adults
    8/22/1974 Channel Catfish 14,980 Less than 6 inches
    11/8/1972 Bluegill 1,500 Less than 6 inches
    11/8/1972 Bullhead Catfish 21,000 Less than 6 inches
    11/8/1972 Crappie 13,200 Less than 6 inches
    11/8/1972 Largemouth Bass 300 Less than 6 inches
    11/8/1972 Yellow Perch 6,000 Less than 6 inches
    11/4/1970 Crappie 4,000 Less than 6 inches
    11/4/1970 Yellow Perch 4,000 Less than 6 inches
    11/4/1969 Crappie 1,750 Less than 6 inches
    11/4/1969 Yellow Perch 1,750 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 Wilson Lake 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 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, 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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