Karolyns Pond

Clearwater River Drainage

  • Recommended Fishing Water
  • Family Fishing Water

Karolyns Pond in Idaho County is 0.3 acres.

Located at the Clearwater Hatchery's satellite facility on the Red River, this is a pretty pond with grassy banks and a dock for fishing. It's small enough that an angler can cast to any part of the pond from shore. Rainbow trout stocking spring through summer means high catch rates, and a Forest Service campground is a bit further up Red River Rd.

Facilities

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

Directions

From Grangeville, go east on Harpster Grade Rd, turn right on State Hwy 14 and parallel the South Fork Clearwater River for about 46 miles. Turn right onto Red River Rd/FS 222 (2.5 miles west of Elk City). Pass Red River WMA in about 11 miles and in another 5 miles the Fish & Game satellite hatchery is on the right. Park in the hatchery lot next to Red River and Karolyns Pond.

Recommended Game Fish

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size
2022/07/26 Rainbow Trout 397 Greater than 6 inches
2022/06/28 Rainbow Trout 638 Greater than 6 inches
2022/05/19 Rainbow Trout 1,004 Greater than 6 inches
2022/05/04 Rainbow Trout 405 Greater than 6 inches
2021/09/28 Rainbow Trout 799 Greater than 6 inches
2021/08/24 Rainbow Trout 820 Greater than 6 inches
2021/07/07 Rainbow Trout 813 Greater than 6 inches
2021/06/14 Rainbow Trout 438 Greater than 6 inches
2021/06/08 Rainbow Trout 438 Greater than 6 inches
2021/05/25 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
2021/05/12 Rainbow Trout 448 Greater than 6 inches
2020/09/23 Rainbow Trout 828 Greater than 6 inches
2020/07/30 Rainbow Trout 1,148 Greater than 6 inches
2020/07/01 Rainbow Trout 405 Greater than 6 inches
2020/06/11 Rainbow Trout 1,197 Greater than 6 inches
2020/05/21 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
2020/05/06 Rainbow Trout 409 Greater than 6 inches
2019/09/13 Rainbow Trout 806 Greater than 6 inches
2019/08/09 Rainbow Trout 832 Greater than 6 inches
2019/07/01 Rainbow Trout 807 Greater than 6 inches
2019/06/05 Rainbow Trout 822 Greater than 6 inches
2019/05/07 Rainbow Trout 803 Greater than 6 inches
2018/09/01 Rainbow Trout 831 Greater than 6 inches
2018/07/30 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
2018/06/26 Rainbow Trout 800 Greater than 6 inches
2018/06/07 Rainbow Trout 800 Greater than 6 inches
2018/05/22 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
2018/05/16 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
2017/09/20 Rainbow Trout 1,200 Greater than 6 inches
2017/08/30 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
2017/07/07 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
2017/06/29 Rainbow Trout 403 Greater than 6 inches
2017/06/06 Rainbow Trout 792 Greater than 6 inches
2017/05/25 Rainbow Trout 800 Greater than 6 inches
2016/09/27 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
2016/09/01 Rainbow Trout 806 Greater than 6 inches
2016/08/05 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
2016/07/21 Rainbow Trout 403 Greater than 6 inches
2016/07/10 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
2016/06/15 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
2016/06/06 Rainbow Trout 412 Greater than 6 inches
2016/05/27 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
2016/05/18 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
2015/09/23 Rainbow Trout 800 Greater than 6 inches
2015/09/09 Rainbow Trout 800 Greater than 6 inches
2015/07/21 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
2015/07/06 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
2015/06/29 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
2015/06/12 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
2015/05/21 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
2015/05/11 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
2014/09/24 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
2014/09/09 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
2014/08/26 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
2014/08/14 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
2014/07/15 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
2014/06/26 Rainbow Trout 350 Greater than 6 inches
2014/06/09 Rainbow Trout 394 Greater than 6 inches
2014/05/29 Rainbow Trout 384 Greater than 6 inches
2014/05/13 Rainbow Trout 408 Greater than 6 inches
2013/09/20 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
2013/09/11 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
2013/08/15 Rainbow Trout 800 Greater than 6 inches
2013/07/25 Rainbow Trout 800 Greater than 6 inches
2013/06/24 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
2013/06/04 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
2013/05/31 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
2013/05/23 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
2013/03/28 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
2012/08/23 Rainbow Trout 1,200 Greater than 6 inches
2012/07/19 Rainbow Trout 810 Greater than 6 inches
2012/07/03 Rainbow Trout 400 Adults
2012/06/19 Rainbow Trout 460 Greater than 6 inches
2012/06/07 Rainbow Trout 399 Greater than 6 inches
2012/05/11 Rainbow Trout 405 Greater than 6 inches
2011/09/09 Rainbow Trout 799 Greater than 6 inches
2011/08/17 Rainbow Trout 800 Greater than 6 inches
2011/06/28 Rainbow Trout 148 Greater than 6 inches
2011/06/22 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
2011/05/31 Rainbow Trout 900 Greater than 6 inches
2011/05/23 Rainbow Trout 998 Greater than 6 inches
2010/09/21 Rainbow Trout 525 Greater than 6 inches
2010/09/08 Rainbow Trout 525 Greater than 6 inches
2010/08/03 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
2010/07/22 Rainbow Trout 625 Greater than 6 inches
2010/06/28 Rainbow Trout 625 Greater than 6 inches
2010/06/11 Rainbow Trout 650 Greater than 6 inches
2010/06/03 Rainbow Trout 200 Greater than 6 inches
2010/05/25 Rainbow Trout 790 Greater than 6 inches
2010/05/12 Rainbow Trout 390 Greater than 6 inches
2010/05/06 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
2009/10/08 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2009/09/17 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2009/08/31 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2009/08/25 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2009/08/11 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2009/07/14 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2009/06/30 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
2009/06/11 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
2009/05/20 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
2008/09/24 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
2008/08/13 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
2008/06/16 Rainbow Trout 800 Greater than 6 inches
2008/06/04 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
2008/05/23 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
2007/10/16 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
2007/09/05 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
2007/08/09 Rainbow Trout 318 Greater than 6 inches
2007/06/28 Rainbow Trout 495 Greater than 6 inches
2007/06/19 Rainbow Trout 300 Greater than 6 inches
2007/06/07 Rainbow Trout 499 Greater than 6 inches
2007/05/23 Rainbow Trout 255 Greater than 6 inches
2007/05/08 Rainbow Trout 255 Greater than 6 inches
2006/08/31 Rainbow Trout 900 Greater than 6 inches
2006/06/27 Rainbow Trout 506 Greater than 6 inches
2006/06/09 Rainbow Trout 1,046 Greater than 6 inches
2006/05/25 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
2005/10/05 Rainbow Trout 375 Greater than 6 inches
2005/08/23 Rainbow Trout 1,400 Greater than 6 inches
2005/06/27 Rainbow Trout 754 Greater than 6 inches
2005/06/21 Rainbow Trout 580 Greater than 6 inches
2005/06/07 Rainbow Trout 540 Greater than 6 inches
2005/05/18 Rainbow Trout 504 Greater than 6 inches
2005/05/04 Rainbow Trout 510 Greater than 6 inches
2004/09/02 Rainbow Trout 455 Greater than 6 inches
2004/06/07 Rainbow Trout 554 Greater than 6 inches
2004/05/26 Rainbow Trout 555 Greater than 6 inches
2003/10/08 Rainbow Trout 575 Greater than 6 inches
2003/09/17 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
2003/07/22 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
2003/06/06 Rainbow Trout 450 Greater than 6 inches
2003/05/19 Rainbow Trout 300 Greater than 6 inches
2003/05/15 Rainbow Trout 245 Greater than 6 inches
2002/09/19 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
2002/06/27 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
2002/06/07 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
2002/05/09 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
2001/07/29 Rainbow Trout 786 Greater than 6 inches
2001/07/19 Rainbow Trout 805 Greater than 6 inches
2001/07/05 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
2001/06/28 Rainbow Trout 524 Greater than 6 inches
2001/06/05 Rainbow Trout 540 Greater than 6 inches
2001/05/10 Rainbow Trout 1,878 Greater than 6 inches
2000/09/06 Rainbow Trout 450 Greater than 6 inches
2000/07/18 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
2000/06/19 Rainbow Trout 450 Greater than 6 inches
2000/06/07 Rainbow Trout 450 Greater than 6 inches
2000/06/01 Rainbow Trout 450 Greater than 6 inches
2000/05/08 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
1999/09/15 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
1999/09/01 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
1999/07/02 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
1999/05/25 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
1999/05/14 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
1998/09/20 Rainbow Trout 133 Greater than 6 inches
1998/06/30 Rainbow Trout 925 Greater than 6 inches
1998/06/10 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
1998/06/05 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
1998/05/19 Rainbow Trout 980 Greater than 6 inches
Source: IDFG Fish Stocking Database.

Licenses and Tags

Learn more about IDFG Licenses, Tags & Permits
 

Boat motor restriction.

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 Karolyns Pond.
Clearwater Region Bag Limits
Bass (Largemouth and Smallmouth)

  • In rivers and streams, no bag, size or possession limits
  • In lakes and reservoirs, limit is 6, both species combined

Brook Trout

  • Brook Trout limit is 25

Bull Trout

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

Kokanee

  • Kokanee limit is 25

Salmon 

  • Spring and summer Chinook Salmon seasons and limits are set annually by the Idaho Fish and Game Commission and issued in separate brochures
  • Seasons and limits for fall Chinook Salmon and Coho Salmon can be found here
  • Sockeye Salmon limit is 0 and fishing for or targeting Sockeye Salmon is illegal
  • 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 Snake River drainage below Hells Canyon Dam, the Salmon River drainage (excluding lakes and reservoirs), and the Clearwater River drainage (excluding that portion above Dworshak Dam, and lakes)
  • Seasons and limits for steelhead can be found here
  • Fishing for or targeting steelhead is prohibited unless a steelhead season is specifically opened for that water 

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 Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, and trout hybrids (e.g. Tiger Trout)

  • In rivers and streams, trout limit is 2, all species combined
  • In lakes, reservoirs, ditches and canals, trout limit is 6, all species combined
  • Does not include Bull Trout and Brook Trout which are listed separately

Whitefish

  • Whitefish limit is 25

Protected Nongame Fish includes Pacific Lamprey and Sand Roller

  • May not be harvested or possessed

All Other Fish Species includes bullfrogs and crayfish

  • No bag, size or possession limit
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