Anderson Ranch Reservoir

Flows into the South Fork Boise River

  • Recommended Fishing Water

Anderson Ranch Reservoir in Elmore County is 8,735.8 acres.

Anderson Ranch Reservoir is most notably a Kokanee fishery; however, anglers can also catch Rainbow Trout, Bull Trout, Fall Chinook, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch, and the occasional Mountain Whitefish. Depending on the Spring, Kokanee fishing typically starts in mid/late April. Early season, Kokanee can be caught relatively shallow (1-15 feet). As the season warms up, downriggers are needed to catch them at depths that typically range from 35-80 feet.

Facilities

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

Recommended Game Fish

Species Observed in Surveys

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size
5/30/2019 Fall Chinook 5,557 Less than 6 inches
6/12/2018 Kokanee 173,760 Less than 6 inches
5/31/2018 Fall Chinook 10,253 Less than 6 inches
6/5/2017 Kokanee 200,311 Less than 6 inches
6/1/2017 Fall Chinook 10,844 Less than 6 inches
6/2/2016 Kokanee 172,500 Less than 6 inches
5/31/2016 Fall Chinook 9,522 Less than 6 inches
6/4/2015 Fall Chinook 5,553 Less than 6 inches
9/30/2014 Rainbow Trout 35,995 Less than 6 inches
5/2/2013 Fall Chinook 35,316 Less than 6 inches
5/24/2012 Rainbow Trout 600 Greater than 6 inches
5/6/2011 Rainbow Trout 599 Greater than 6 inches
5/5/2011 Kokanee 183,200 Less than 6 inches
5/5/2011 Rainbow Trout 15,300 Greater than 6 inches
5/4/2011 Rainbow Trout 600 Greater than 6 inches
5/4/2010 Rainbow Trout 15,080 Greater than 6 inches
4/29/2010 Kokanee 150,183 Less than 6 inches
4/16/2009 Rainbow Trout 14,945 Greater than 6 inches
7/2/2008 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
7/1/2008 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
6/17/2008 Rainbow Trout 14,950 Greater than 6 inches
5/10/2007 Rainbow Trout 15,680 Greater than 6 inches
4/19/2006 Rainbow Trout 15,080 Greater than 6 inches
5/22/2005 Kokanee 200,080 Less than 6 inches
4/4/2005 Rainbow Trout 15,400 Greater than 6 inches
6/2/2004 Kokanee 202,500 Less than 6 inches
4/5/2004 Rainbow Trout 15,000 Greater than 6 inches
10/7/2003 Rainbow Trout 15,120 Greater than 6 inches
5/18/2003 Kokanee 49,880 Less than 6 inches
5/9/2003 Rainbow Trout 26,400 Less than 6 inches
4/17/2003 Rainbow Trout 14,000 Greater than 6 inches
4/16/2003 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
11/4/2002 Rainbow Trout 9,720 Greater than 6 inches
5/10/2002 Rainbow Trout 15,370 Greater than 6 inches
5/1/2001 Rainbow Trout 5,188 Greater than 6 inches
4/9/2001 Rainbow Trout 7,200 Greater than 6 inches
10/16/2000 Rainbow Trout 20,059 Greater than 6 inches
3/30/2000 Rainbow Trout 27,310 Greater than 6 inches
4/26/1999 Rainbow Trout 7,500 Greater than 6 inches
8/31/1998 Rainbow Trout 102,900 Less than 6 inches
4/10/1998 Rainbow Trout 7,560 Greater than 6 inches
4/29/1997 Rainbow Trout 101,575 Less than 6 inches
3/27/1997 Rainbow Trout 7,522 Greater than 6 inches
9/10/1996 Rainbow Trout 96,000 Less than 6 inches
9/10/1996 Steelhead Trout 171,010 Less than 6 inches
7/25/1996 Rainbow Trout 38,000 Less than 6 inches
6/13/1996 Kokanee 202,350 Less than 6 inches
4/23/1996 Rainbow Trout 15,200 Greater than 6 inches
9/6/1995 Rainbow Trout 146,743 Less than 6 inches
9/6/1995 Steelhead Trout 85,616 Less than 6 inches
4/24/1995 Rainbow Trout 15,400 Greater than 6 inches
9/19/1994 Rainbow Trout 100,100 Less than 6 inches
5/2/1994 Kokanee 161,200 Less than 6 inches
4/19/1994 Rainbow Trout 15,035 Greater than 6 inches
6/1/1993 Rainbow Trout 100,224 Less than 6 inches
5/11/1993 Rainbow Trout 15,120 Greater than 6 inches
5/11/1993 Rainbow Trout 200,160 Less than 6 inches
4/22/1993 Rainbow Trout 99,125 Less than 6 inches
5/5/1992 Kokanee 231,430 Less than 6 inches
4/9/1992 Rainbow Trout 25,800 Greater than 6 inches
4/8/1992 Rainbow Trout 89,980 Less than 6 inches
5/23/1991 Rainbow Trout 30,000 Less than 6 inches
5/22/1991 Rainbow Trout 18,550 Less than 6 inches
5/7/1991 Kokanee 204,750 Less than 6 inches
5/6/1991 Kokanee 147,420 Less than 6 inches
5/1/1991 Rainbow Trout 100,101 Less than 6 inches
7/19/1990 Rainbow Trout 101,520 Less than 6 inches
6/27/1990 Rainbow Trout 10,000 Greater than 6 inches
4/19/1990 Rainbow Trout 100,440 Less than 6 inches
6/29/1989 Fall Chinook 10,000 Less than 6 inches
4/28/1989 Rainbow Trout 9,060 Greater than 6 inches
4/26/1989 Rainbow Trout 100,280 Less than 6 inches
4/25/1989 Rainbow Trout 100,620 Less than 6 inches
10/21/1988 Rainbow Trout 3,300 Greater than 6 inches
7/8/1988 Rainbow Trout 55,440 Less than 6 inches
6/22/1988 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/13/1988 Rainbow Trout 5,033 Greater than 6 inches
4/29/1988 Rainbow Trout 99,876 Less than 6 inches
4/13/1988 Rainbow Trout 41,400 Less than 6 inches
6/12/1987 Rainbow Trout 4,730 Greater than 6 inches
5/29/1987 Rainbow Trout 33,013 Less than 6 inches
5/28/1987 Rainbow Trout 124,980 Less than 6 inches
5/27/1987 Rainbow Trout 42,900 Less than 6 inches
5/6/1987 Rainbow Trout 5,468 Greater than 6 inches
5/21/1986 Rainbow Trout 50,172 Less than 6 inches
5/17/1986 Rainbow Trout 54,310 Less than 6 inches
4/23/1986 Rainbow Trout 86,800 Less than 6 inches
7/2/1985 Rainbow Trout 404,950 Less than 6 inches
5/7/1985 Kokanee 148,050 Less than 6 inches
6/20/1984 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/13/1984 Rainbow Trout 5,075 Greater than 6 inches
6/5/1984 Fall Chinook 28,350 Less than 6 inches
6/1/1984 Rainbow Trout 164,329 Less than 6 inches
5/30/1984 Rainbow Trout 176,117 Less than 6 inches
5/24/1984 Rainbow Trout 171,135 Less than 6 inches
5/15/1984 Kokanee 71,500 Less than 6 inches
5/11/1984 Kokanee 79,100 Less than 6 inches
10/28/1983 Fall Chinook 35,310 Less than 6 inches
8/2/1983 Rainbow Trout 10,730 Less than 6 inches
7/7/1983 Kokanee 147,900 Less than 6 inches
7/20/1982 Fall Chinook 13,512 Less than 6 inches
7/19/1982 Fall Chinook 11,750 Less than 6 inches
5/12/1982 Rainbow Trout 3,750 Greater than 6 inches
5/29/1981 Rainbow Trout 1,875 Greater than 6 inches
4/29/1981 Rainbow Trout 1,876 Greater than 6 inches
4/25/1980 Rainbow Trout 3,750 Greater than 6 inches
8/23/1979 Bull Trout 17,160 Less than 6 inches
5/23/1979 Rainbow Trout 1,875 Greater than 6 inches
4/20/1979 Rainbow Trout 1,875 Greater than 6 inches
5/4/1978 Rainbow Trout 11,750 Greater than 6 inches
4/24/1978 Rainbow Trout 12,000 Less than 6 inches
7/15/1977 Rainbow Trout 12,520 Less than 6 inches
6/16/1977 Rainbow Trout 24,600 Less than 6 inches
6/14/1977 Rainbow Trout 40,690 Less than 6 inches
6/13/1977 Rainbow Trout 25,575 Less than 6 inches
5/19/1977 Rainbow Trout 130,650 Less than 6 inches
5/17/1977 Rainbow Trout 7,525 Greater than 6 inches
5/17/1977 Rainbow Trout 44,000 Less than 6 inches
5/9/1977 Rainbow Trout 66,000 Less than 6 inches
5/14/1976 Rainbow Trout 3,750 Greater than 6 inches
6/18/1975 Smallmouth Bass 50,000 Less than 6 inches
6/9/1975 Smallmouth Bass 850 Greater than 6 inches
5/5/1975 Rainbow Trout 3,120 Greater than 6 inches
6/6/1974 Smallmouth Bass 800 Less than 6 inches
4/26/1974 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
4/3/1974 Rainbow Trout 4,550 Greater than 6 inches
3/28/1974 Rainbow Trout 5,451 Greater than 6 inches
6/7/1973 Smallmouth Bass 472 Greater than 6 inches
5/2/1973 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
4/4/1973 Rainbow Trout 10,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/7/1972 Smallmouth Bass 26,240 Less than 6 inches
6/25/1972 Smallmouth Bass 500 Adults
6/8/1972 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/7/1972 Rainbow Trout 18,250 Less than 6 inches
6/6/1972 Rainbow Trout 12,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/5/1972 Rainbow Trout 6,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/1/1972 Rainbow Trout 1,750 Greater than 6 inches
5/26/1972 Rainbow Trout 6,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/24/1972 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
4/6/1972 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/2/1971 Rainbow Trout 2,122 Greater than 6 inches
5/26/1971 Rainbow Trout 2,999 Greater than 6 inches
4/30/1971 Rainbow Trout 2,916 Greater than 6 inches
4/23/1971 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/15/1970 Rainbow Trout 2,700 Less than 6 inches
4/21/1970 Rainbow Trout 8,338 Greater than 6 inches
4/7/1970 Coho Salmon 259,600 Less than 6 inches
5/23/1969 Rainbow Trout 1,408 Adults
5/14/1969 Rainbow Trout 3,652 Greater than 6 inches
5/7/1969 Rainbow Trout 2,136 Greater than 6 inches
4/23/1969 Coho Salmon 140,000 Less than 6 inches
4/21/1969 Rainbow Trout 2,288 Greater than 6 inches
4/18/1969 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
4/11/1969 Coho Salmon 217,200 Less than 6 inches
4/11/1969 Rainbow Trout 3,030 Greater than 6 inches
5/3/1968 Rainbow Trout 4,425 Greater than 6 inches
4/18/1968 Coho Salmon 117,700 Less than 6 inches
4/17/1968 Coho Salmon 116,630 Less than 6 inches
4/16/1968 Coho Salmon 117,000 Less than 6 inches
4/8/1968 Kokanee 124,740 Less than 6 inches
3/6/1968 Rainbow Trout 3,434 Greater than 6 inches
3/5/1968 Rainbow Trout 3,320 Greater than 6 inches
3/4/1968 Rainbow Trout 3,260 Greater than 6 inches
10/26/1967 Rainbow Trout 21,423 Greater than 6 inches
Source: IDFG Fish Stocking Database.

Licenses and Tags

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Boat Ramps are managed by the US Forest Service.

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

Anderson Ranch Reservoir
  • Kokanee limit is 25
Multiple Regional Bag Limits Apply
The Anderson Ranch Reservoir overlaps multiple regional boundaries. Every effort is made to use special rules to standardize the rules and bag limits across regional boundaries. Check the map to verify in what region you are fishing and follow the corresponding bag limits.
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