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
9/19/2019 Rainbow Trout 4,760 Greater than 6 inches
9/4/2019 Rainbow Trout 138 Greater than 6 inches
5/14/2019 Rainbow Trout 4,496 Greater than 6 inches
4/30/2019 Rainbow Trout 211 Adults
4/16/2019 Rainbow Trout 2,530 Greater than 6 inches
3/8/2019 Rainbow Trout 125 Adults
10/16/2018 Rainbow Trout 131 Greater than 6 inches
9/12/2018 Rainbow Trout 4,412 Greater than 6 inches
6/20/2018 Rainbow Trout 4,176 Greater than 6 inches
3/26/2018 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
3/9/2018 Rainbow Trout 122 Adults
11/9/2017 Rainbow Trout 265 Adults
11/3/2017 Rainbow Trout 3,520 Greater than 6 inches
5/31/2017 Rainbow Trout 1,190 Greater than 6 inches
3/15/2017 Rainbow Trout 2,816 Greater than 6 inches
11/23/2016 Rainbow Trout 180 Adults
10/4/2016 Rainbow Trout 3,512 Greater than 6 inches
3/3/2016 Rainbow Trout 2,800 Greater than 6 inches
1/19/2016 Rainbow Trout 175 Adults
12/9/2015 Rainbow Trout 319 Adults
10/30/2015 Rainbow Trout 1,341 Greater than 6 inches
9/30/2015 Rainbow Trout 3,866 Greater than 6 inches
3/12/2015 Rainbow Trout 2,850 Greater than 6 inches
12/12/2014 Rainbow Trout 75 Adults
11/5/2014 Rainbow Trout 50 Adults
9/18/2014 Rainbow Trout 3,842 Greater than 6 inches
3/13/2014 Rainbow Trout 3,256 Greater than 6 inches
2/19/2014 Rainbow Trout 264 Adults
10/30/2013 Rainbow Trout 3,840 Greater than 6 inches
10/23/2013 Rainbow Trout 48 Adults
9/25/2013 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/21/2013 Rainbow Trout 403 Greater than 6 inches
3/14/2013 Rainbow Trout 3,080 Greater than 6 inches
3/14/2013 Rainbow Trout 1,236 Less than 6 inches
9/20/2012 Rainbow Trout 3,895 Greater than 6 inches
6/7/2012 Rainbow Trout 77 Adults
3/13/2012 Rainbow Trout 2,856 Greater than 6 inches
12/22/2011 Rainbow Trout 152 Adults
11/4/2011 Rainbow Trout 522 Adults
11/2/2011 Rainbow Trout 50 Adults
10/31/2011 Rainbow Trout 464 Adults
10/26/2011 Rainbow Trout 464 Adults
10/20/2011 Rainbow Trout 1,920 Greater than 6 inches
10/12/2011 Rainbow Trout 1,650 Greater than 6 inches
7/27/2011 Channel Catfish 500 Greater than 6 inches
6/10/2011 Rainbow Trout 300 Greater than 6 inches
6/9/2011 Rainbow Trout 50 Adults
5/13/2011 Rainbow Trout 365 Greater than 6 inches
3/30/2011 Rainbow Trout 2,940 Greater than 6 inches
11/5/2010 Rainbow Trout 338 Adults
11/4/2010 Rainbow Trout 280 Adults
9/30/2010 Rainbow Trout 3,360 Greater than 6 inches
9/15/2010 Rainbow Trout 110 Adults
7/14/2010 Channel Catfish 846 Greater than 6 inches
5/11/2010 Rainbow Trout 580 Greater than 6 inches
3/18/2010 Rainbow Trout 255 Adults
3/9/2010 Rainbow Trout 3,080 Greater than 6 inches
11/6/2009 Rainbow Trout 200 Adults
11/6/2009 Rainbow Trout 4,860 Greater than 6 inches
9/8/2009 Rainbow Trout 180 Adults
9/8/2009 Rainbow Trout 3,878 Greater than 6 inches
6/19/2009 Rainbow Trout 420 Greater than 6 inches
5/18/2009 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
3/16/2009 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
11/5/2008 Rainbow Trout 420 Adults
10/23/2008 Rainbow Trout 2,700 Greater than 6 inches
10/17/2008 Rainbow Trout 240 Adults
10/17/2008 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
9/12/2008 Rainbow Trout 420 Adults
6/13/2008 Rainbow Trout 250 Adults
6/13/2008 Rainbow Trout 490 Greater than 6 inches
4/3/2008 Rainbow Trout 2,595 Greater than 6 inches
9/20/2007 Rainbow Trout 4,080 Greater than 6 inches
6/22/2007 Rainbow Trout 30 Adults
6/22/2007 Rainbow Trout 410 Greater than 6 inches
4/26/2007 Rainbow Trout 2,945 Greater than 6 inches
4/3/2007 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
10/3/2006 Rainbow Trout 2,240 Greater than 6 inches
9/22/2006 Rainbow Trout 750 Adults
9/1/2006 Rainbow Trout 1,020 Greater than 6 inches
3/23/2006 Rainbow Trout 3,012 Greater than 6 inches
10/13/2005 Rainbow Trout 4,370 Greater than 6 inches
9/28/2005 Rainbow Trout 4,180 Greater than 6 inches
5/4/2005 Rainbow Trout 1,450 Greater than 6 inches
3/21/2005 Rainbow Trout 3,290 Greater than 6 inches
10/25/2004 Rainbow Trout 350 Adults
9/28/2004 Rainbow Trout 2,400 Greater than 6 inches
9/8/2004 Rainbow Trout 3,913 Greater than 6 inches
5/19/2004 Rainbow Trout 400 Adults
5/5/2004 Rainbow Trout 2,730 Greater than 6 inches
3/26/2004 Rainbow Trout 2,850 Greater than 6 inches
12/1/2003 Rainbow Trout 1,200 Adults
11/25/2003 Rainbow Trout 1,600 Adults
9/22/2003 Rainbow Trout 3,740 Greater than 6 inches
4/30/2003 Rainbow Trout 4,009 Less than 6 inches
4/18/2003 Rainbow Trout 3,465 Greater than 6 inches
3/27/2003 Rainbow Trout 9,688 Greater than 6 inches
12/27/2002 Rainbow Trout 2,496 Greater than 6 inches
12/23/2002 Rainbow Trout 3,420 Greater than 6 inches
12/18/2002 Rainbow Trout 5,220 Greater than 6 inches
12/13/2002 Rainbow Trout 1,980 Greater than 6 inches
9/6/2002 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
9/5/2002 Rainbow Trout 17 Adults
7/2/2002 Rainbow Trout 4,848 Greater than 6 inches
5/17/2002 Rainbow Trout 10,617 Greater than 6 inches
4/11/2002 Rainbow Trout 3,060 Greater than 6 inches
3/22/2002 Rainbow Trout 70 Adults
10/30/2001 Rainbow Trout 42 Adults
9/13/2001 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/19/2001 Rainbow Trout 871 Adults
3/9/2001 Rainbow Trout 2,999 Greater than 6 inches
1/4/2001 Rainbow Trout 160 Adults
9/18/2000 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
8/22/2000 Channel Catfish 495 Greater than 6 inches
4/25/2000 Rainbow Trout 650 Greater than 6 inches
3/14/2000 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
9/21/1999 Channel Catfish 1,000 Less than 6 inches
9/17/1999 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/18/1999 Rainbow Trout 800 Greater than 6 inches
3/3/1999 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
10/1/1998 Channel Catfish 1,000 Less than 6 inches
9/29/1998 Channel Catfish 1,000 Less than 6 inches
9/21/1998 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
3/2/1998 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
10/11/1997 Channel Catfish 661 Less than 6 inches
9/3/1997 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
3/4/1997 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
10/3/1996 Channel Catfish 750 Less than 6 inches
9/13/1996 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
3/8/1996 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
9/14/1995 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
3/8/1995 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
10/5/1994 Rainbow Trout 95 Adults
9/13/1994 Rainbow Trout 1,120 Greater than 6 inches
9/2/1994 Rainbow Trout 2,880 Greater than 6 inches
3/21/1994 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
9/13/1993 Rainbow Trout 3,307 Greater than 6 inches
7/30/1993 Channel Catfish 1,100 Less than 6 inches
5/11/1993 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
3/24/1993 Rainbow Trout 3,951 Greater than 6 inches
9/14/1992 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
8/18/1992 Rainbow Trout 120 Adults
3/10/1992 Rainbow Trout 7,700 Greater than 6 inches
2/11/1992 Rainbow Trout 300 Adults
11/8/1991 Rainbow Trout 175 Adults
4/4/1991 Rainbow Trout 3,237 Greater than 6 inches
3/13/1991 Rainbow Trout 4,255 Greater than 6 inches
4/11/1990 Rainbow Trout 7,515 Greater than 6 inches
3/28/1990 Rainbow Trout 65 Adults
4/15/1985 Rainbow Trout 100 Adults
5/23/1980 Rainbow Trout 840 Greater than 6 inches
5/4/1979 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
6/30/1978 Rainbow Trout 770 Greater than 6 inches
9/30/1976 Rainbow Trout 2,200 Less than 6 inches
7/30/1975 Largemouth Bass 654 Less than 6 inches
7/29/1975 Rainbow Trout 1,110 Greater than 6 inches
1/23/1973 Rainbow Trout 1,550 Less than 6 inches
7/26/1972 Rainbow Trout 910 Greater than 6 inches
12/13/1971 Rainbow Trout 1,020 Greater than 6 inches
5/18/1971 Rainbow Trout 930 Greater than 6 inches
5/17/1971 Rainbow Trout 15,045 Less than 6 inches
5/7/1971 Rainbow Trout 15,732 Less than 6 inches
10/15/1970 Rainbow Trout 3,080 Less than 6 inches
7/21/1970 Rainbow Trout 2,479 Less than 6 inches
5/21/1970 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

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 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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