Dierkes Lake

Snake River Drainage

  • Recommended Fishing Water
  • Family Fishing Water

Dierkes Lake in Twin Falls County is 24.1 acres.

This is a conveniently located pond inside Shoshone Falls Park near Twin Falls. This scenic county park also features hiking, fishing docks, picnic areas, and swim beach with other amenities nearby.

Dierkes Lake is where thousands of kids have caught their first bass, trout or bluegill. It's one of a few fishing spots that is resistant to southern Idaho's cyclical droughts. Three generations of the Villasenior family share a family tradition as they fish the shoreline for trout and bluegill.

Facilities

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

Directions

From US Hwy 93/Blue Lakes Blvd in Twin Falls, go 3 miles east on Falls Ave E. Turn north on N 3300 E and go 1 mile to the park entrance. County park fee applies. From the kiosk continue about 0.6 mile and veer right on Dierkes Lake Rd to the pond.

Recommended Game Fish

Species Observed in Surveys

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size
2022/09/13 Rainbow Trout 4,500 Greater than 6 inches
2022/05/04 Rainbow Trout 3,995 Greater than 6 inches
2022/04/21 Rainbow Trout 76 Greater than 6 inches
2022/04/12 Rainbow Trout 2,594 Greater than 6 inches
2021/09/07 Rainbow Trout 4,500 Greater than 6 inches
2021/05/04 Rainbow Trout 2,021 Greater than 6 inches
2021/05/03 Rainbow Trout 2,079 Greater than 6 inches
2021/04/08 Rainbow Trout 2,860 Greater than 6 inches
2021/03/25 Rainbow Trout 3,360 Greater than 6 inches
2020/10/23 Cobow - Coho Salmon x Rainbow Trout 2,312 Greater than 6 inches
2020/10/23 Rainbow Trout 2,990 Greater than 6 inches
2020/09/09 Rainbow Trout 4,505 Greater than 6 inches
2020/09/09 Rainbow Trout - Yellow 93 Greater than 6 inches
2020/05/05 Rainbow Trout 4,050 Greater than 6 inches
2020/04/02 Cobow - Coho Salmon x Rainbow Trout 2,618 Greater than 6 inches
2020/04/02 Rainbow Trout 2,496 Greater than 6 inches
2020/04/01 Rainbow Trout 100 Greater than 6 inches
2019/10/15 Rainbow Trout 2,257 Greater than 6 inches
2019/09/19 Rainbow Trout 4,760 Greater than 6 inches
2019/09/04 Rainbow Trout 138 Greater than 6 inches
2019/05/14 Rainbow Trout 4,496 Greater than 6 inches
2019/04/30 Rainbow Trout 211 Adults
2019/04/16 Rainbow Trout 2,530 Greater than 6 inches
2019/03/08 Rainbow Trout 125 Adults
2018/10/16 Rainbow Trout 131 Greater than 6 inches
2018/09/12 Rainbow Trout 4,412 Greater than 6 inches
2018/06/20 Rainbow Trout 4,176 Greater than 6 inches
2018/03/26 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
2018/03/09 Rainbow Trout 122 Adults
2017/11/09 Rainbow Trout 265 Adults
2017/11/03 Rainbow Trout 3,520 Greater than 6 inches
2017/05/31 Rainbow Trout 1,190 Greater than 6 inches
2017/03/15 Rainbow Trout 2,816 Greater than 6 inches
2016/11/23 Rainbow Trout 180 Adults
2016/10/04 Rainbow Trout 3,512 Greater than 6 inches
2016/03/03 Rainbow Trout 2,800 Greater than 6 inches
2016/01/19 Rainbow Trout 175 Adults
2015/12/09 Rainbow Trout 319 Adults
2015/10/30 Rainbow Trout 1,341 Greater than 6 inches
2015/09/30 Rainbow Trout 3,866 Greater than 6 inches
2015/03/12 Rainbow Trout 2,850 Greater than 6 inches
2014/12/12 Rainbow Trout 75 Adults
2014/11/05 Rainbow Trout 50 Adults
2014/09/18 Rainbow Trout 3,842 Greater than 6 inches
2014/03/13 Rainbow Trout 3,256 Greater than 6 inches
2014/02/19 Rainbow Trout 264 Adults
2013/10/30 Rainbow Trout 3,840 Greater than 6 inches
2013/10/23 Rainbow Trout 48 Adults
2013/09/25 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
2013/05/21 Rainbow Trout 403 Greater than 6 inches
2013/03/14 Rainbow Trout 3,080 Greater than 6 inches
2013/03/14 Rainbow Trout 1,236 Less than 6 inches
2012/09/20 Rainbow Trout 3,895 Greater than 6 inches
2012/06/07 Rainbow Trout 77 Adults
2012/03/13 Rainbow Trout 2,856 Greater than 6 inches
2011/12/22 Rainbow Trout 152 Adults
2011/11/04 Rainbow Trout 522 Adults
2011/11/02 Rainbow Trout 50 Adults
2011/10/31 Rainbow Trout 464 Adults
2011/10/26 Rainbow Trout 464 Adults
2011/10/20 Rainbow Trout 1,920 Greater than 6 inches
2011/10/12 Rainbow Trout 1,650 Greater than 6 inches
2011/07/27 Channel Catfish 500 Greater than 6 inches
2011/06/10 Rainbow Trout 300 Greater than 6 inches
2011/06/09 Rainbow Trout 50 Adults
2011/05/13 Rainbow Trout 365 Greater than 6 inches
2011/03/30 Rainbow Trout 2,940 Greater than 6 inches
2010/11/05 Rainbow Trout 338 Adults
2010/11/04 Rainbow Trout 280 Adults
2010/09/30 Rainbow Trout 3,360 Greater than 6 inches
2010/09/15 Rainbow Trout 110 Adults
2010/07/14 Channel Catfish 846 Greater than 6 inches
2010/05/11 Rainbow Trout 580 Greater than 6 inches
2010/03/18 Rainbow Trout 255 Adults
2010/03/09 Rainbow Trout 3,080 Greater than 6 inches
2009/11/06 Rainbow Trout 200 Adults
2009/11/06 Rainbow Trout 4,860 Greater than 6 inches
2009/09/08 Rainbow Trout 180 Adults
2009/09/08 Rainbow Trout 3,878 Greater than 6 inches
2009/06/19 Rainbow Trout 420 Greater than 6 inches
2009/05/18 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
2009/03/16 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
2008/11/05 Rainbow Trout 420 Adults
2008/10/23 Rainbow Trout 2,700 Greater than 6 inches
2008/10/17 Rainbow Trout 240 Adults
2008/09/12 Rainbow Trout 420 Adults
2008/06/13 Rainbow Trout 250 Adults
2008/06/13 Rainbow Trout 490 Greater than 6 inches
2008/04/03 Rainbow Trout 210 Greater than 6 inches
2007/09/20 Rainbow Trout 4,080 Greater than 6 inches
2007/06/22 Rainbow Trout 30 Adults
2007/06/22 Rainbow Trout 410 Greater than 6 inches
2007/04/26 Rainbow Trout 2,945 Greater than 6 inches
2007/04/03 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
2006/10/03 Rainbow Trout 2,240 Greater than 6 inches
2006/09/22 Rainbow Trout 750 Adults
2006/09/01 Rainbow Trout 1,020 Greater than 6 inches
2006/03/23 Rainbow Trout 3,012 Greater than 6 inches
2005/10/13 Rainbow Trout 4,370 Greater than 6 inches
2005/09/28 Rainbow Trout 4,180 Greater than 6 inches
2005/05/04 Rainbow Trout 1,450 Greater than 6 inches
2005/03/21 Rainbow Trout 3,290 Greater than 6 inches
2004/10/25 Rainbow Trout 350 Adults
2004/09/28 Rainbow Trout 2,400 Greater than 6 inches
2004/09/08 Rainbow Trout 3,913 Greater than 6 inches
2004/05/19 Rainbow Trout 400 Adults
2004/05/05 Rainbow Trout 2,730 Greater than 6 inches
2004/03/26 Rainbow Trout 2,850 Greater than 6 inches
2003/12/01 Rainbow Trout 1,200 Adults
2003/11/25 Rainbow Trout 1,600 Adults
2003/09/22 Rainbow Trout 3,740 Greater than 6 inches
2003/04/30 Rainbow Trout 4,009 Less than 6 inches
2003/04/18 Rainbow Trout 3,465 Greater than 6 inches
2003/03/27 Rainbow Trout 9,688 Greater than 6 inches
2002/12/27 Rainbow Trout 2,496 Greater than 6 inches
2002/12/23 Rainbow Trout 3,420 Greater than 6 inches
2002/12/18 Rainbow Trout 5,220 Greater than 6 inches
2002/12/13 Rainbow Trout 1,980 Greater than 6 inches
2002/09/06 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
2002/09/05 Rainbow Trout 17 Adults
2002/07/02 Rainbow Trout 4,848 Greater than 6 inches
2002/05/17 Rainbow Trout 10,617 Greater than 6 inches
2002/04/11 Rainbow Trout 3,060 Greater than 6 inches
2002/03/22 Rainbow Trout 70 Adults
2001/10/30 Rainbow Trout 42 Adults
2001/09/13 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
2001/06/19 Rainbow Trout 871 Adults
2001/03/09 Rainbow Trout 2,999 Greater than 6 inches
2001/01/04 Rainbow Trout 160 Adults
2000/09/18 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
2000/08/22 Channel Catfish 495 Greater than 6 inches
2000/04/25 Rainbow Trout 200 Greater than 6 inches
2000/03/14 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
1999/09/21 Channel Catfish 1,000 Less than 6 inches
1999/09/17 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
1999/05/18 Rainbow Trout 800 Greater than 6 inches
1999/03/03 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
1998/10/01 Channel Catfish 1,000 Less than 6 inches
1998/09/29 Channel Catfish 1,000 Less than 6 inches
1998/09/21 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
1998/03/02 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
1997/10/11 Channel Catfish 661 Less than 6 inches
1997/09/03 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
1997/03/04 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
1996/10/03 Channel Catfish 750 Less than 6 inches
1996/09/13 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
1996/03/08 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
1995/09/14 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
1995/03/08 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
1994/10/05 Rainbow Trout 95 Adults
1994/09/02 Rainbow Trout 2,880 Greater than 6 inches
1993/09/13 Rainbow Trout 3,307 Greater than 6 inches
1993/07/30 Channel Catfish 1,100 Less than 6 inches
1993/03/24 Rainbow Trout 3,951 Greater than 6 inches
1992/09/14 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
1992/08/18 Rainbow Trout 120 Adults
1992/02/11 Rainbow Trout 300 Adults
1991/11/08 Rainbow Trout 175 Adults
1991/04/04 Rainbow Trout 3,237 Greater than 6 inches
1991/03/13 Rainbow Trout 4,255 Greater than 6 inches
1990/04/11 Rainbow Trout 7,515 Greater than 6 inches
1990/03/28 Rainbow Trout 65 Adults
1985/04/15 Rainbow Trout 100 Adults
1980/05/23 Rainbow Trout 840 Greater than 6 inches
1979/05/04 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
1978/06/30 Rainbow Trout 770 Greater than 6 inches
1976/09/30 Rainbow Trout 2,200 Less than 6 inches
1975/07/30 Largemouth Bass 654 Less than 6 inches
1975/07/29 Rainbow Trout 1,110 Greater than 6 inches
1973/01/23 Rainbow Trout 1,550 Less than 6 inches
1972/07/26 Rainbow Trout 910 Greater than 6 inches
1971/12/13 Rainbow Trout 1,020 Greater than 6 inches
1971/05/18 Rainbow Trout 930 Greater than 6 inches
1971/05/17 Rainbow Trout 15,045 Less than 6 inches
1971/05/07 Rainbow Trout 15,732 Less than 6 inches
1970/10/15 Rainbow Trout 3,080 Less than 6 inches
1970/07/21 Rainbow Trout 2,479 Less than 6 inches
1970/05/21 Rainbow Trout 1,536 Greater than 6 inches
Source: IDFG Fish Stocking Database.

Licenses and Tags

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County Park fee applies. Non-motorized boats only.

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 Dierkes Lake.
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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