Red River

Tributary of the South Fork Clearwater River

  • Recommended Fishing Water

Red River in Idaho County is 43.6 miles in length.

Facilities

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

Recommended Game Fish

Species Observed in Surveys

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size
4/11/2019 Spring-Summer Chinook 606,686 Less than 6 inches
3/30/2018 Spring-Summer Chinook 1,276,194 Less than 6 inches
3/23/2017 Spring-Summer Chinook 1,289,680 Less than 6 inches
10/25/2016 Spring-Summer Chinook 30,825 Less than 6 inches
4/11/2016 Spring-Summer Chinook 1,272,709 Less than 6 inches
3/20/2015 Spring-Summer Chinook 1,097,660 Less than 6 inches
4/1/2014 Spring-Summer Chinook 1,190,868 Less than 6 inches
4/3/2013 Spring-Summer Chinook 990,499 Less than 6 inches
4/1/2012 Spring-Summer Chinook 1,122,939 Less than 6 inches
7/14/2011 Rainbow Trout 498 Greater than 6 inches
6/29/2011 Rainbow Trout 494 Greater than 6 inches
3/28/2011 Spring-Summer Chinook 1,114,760 Less than 6 inches
6/22/2010 Rainbow Trout 450 Greater than 6 inches
5/28/2010 Rainbow Trout 450 Greater than 6 inches
4/12/2010 Rainbow Trout 153,644 Greater than 6 inches
3/29/2010 Spring-Summer Chinook 1,206,110 Less than 6 inches
7/14/2009 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
7/1/2009 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
6/10/2009 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
4/13/2009 Rainbow Trout 131,803 Greater than 6 inches
4/8/2009 Spring-Summer Chinook 404,856 Less than 6 inches
7/22/2008 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
7/11/2008 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
4/11/2008 Rainbow Trout 82,930 Greater than 6 inches
4/10/2008 Rainbow Trout 163,580 Greater than 6 inches
3/26/2008 Spring-Summer Chinook 424,725 Less than 6 inches
6/28/2007 Rainbow Trout 495 Greater than 6 inches
6/7/2007 Rainbow Trout 498 Greater than 6 inches
5/23/2007 Rainbow Trout 510 Greater than 6 inches
4/15/2007 Steelhead (Snake River - B Run) 251,646 Greater than 6 inches
3/31/2007 Spring-Summer Chinook 375,759 Less than 6 inches
6/27/2006 Rainbow Trout 506 Greater than 6 inches
6/6/2006 Rainbow Trout 1,046 Greater than 6 inches
4/24/2006 Steelhead (Snake River - B Run) 47,029 Greater than 6 inches
4/14/2006 Steelhead (Snake River - B Run) 192,125 Greater than 6 inches
3/30/2006 Spring-Summer Chinook 423,603 Less than 6 inches
7/14/2005 Rainbow Trout 525 Greater than 6 inches
6/7/2005 Rainbow Trout 540 Greater than 6 inches
5/24/2005 Rainbow Trout 479 Greater than 6 inches
4/19/2005 Steelhead (Snake River - B Run) 248,729 Greater than 6 inches
4/18/2005 Steelhead (Snake River - B Run) 267,414 Greater than 6 inches
3/21/2005 Spring-Summer Chinook 401,362 Less than 6 inches
7/8/2004 Rainbow Trout 480 Greater than 6 inches
6/8/2004 Rainbow Trout 960 Greater than 6 inches
4/26/2004 Steelhead (Snake River - B Run) 51,865 Greater than 6 inches
4/16/2004 Steelhead (Snake River - B Run) 208,737 Greater than 6 inches
4/7/2004 Spring-Summer Chinook 354,868 Less than 6 inches
9/26/2003 Spring-Summer Chinook 108,323 Less than 6 inches
7/24/2003 Rainbow Trout 308 Greater than 6 inches
6/24/2003 Rainbow Trout 542 Greater than 6 inches
5/20/2003 Rainbow Trout 480 Greater than 6 inches
4/17/2003 Steelhead (Snake River - B Run) 249,987 Greater than 6 inches
4/2/2003 Spring-Summer Chinook 351,066 Less than 6 inches
9/27/2002 Spring-Summer Chinook 85,064 Less than 6 inches
6/25/2002 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
6/6/2002 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
5/20/2002 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
4/25/2002 Rainbow Trout 181,316 Greater than 6 inches
4/10/2002 Spring-Summer Chinook 350,318 Less than 6 inches
9/28/2001 Spring-Summer Chinook 84,238 Less than 6 inches
6/28/2001 Rainbow Trout 524 Greater than 6 inches
6/5/2001 Rainbow Trout 540 Greater than 6 inches
4/26/2001 Rainbow Trout 226,050 Greater than 6 inches
4/20/2001 Rainbow Trout 23,220 Greater than 6 inches
9/28/2000 Spring-Summer Chinook 79,735 Less than 6 inches
6/26/2000 Rainbow Trout 450 Greater than 6 inches
6/5/2000 Rainbow Trout 450 Greater than 6 inches
5/25/2000 Rainbow Trout 450 Greater than 6 inches
5/10/2000 Steelhead (Snake River - B Run) 30,480 Greater than 6 inches
5/4/2000 Steelhead (Snake River - B Run) 139,662 Greater than 6 inches
4/10/2000 Spring-Summer Chinook 159,051 Greater than 6 inches
9/27/1999 Spring-Summer Chinook 74,981 Less than 6 inches
7/2/1999 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
6/10/1999 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
4/20/1999 Steelhead (Snake River - B Run) 4,993 Greater than 6 inches
4/12/1999 Spring-Summer Chinook 360,983 Greater than 6 inches
10/5/1998 Spring-Summer Chinook 66,114 Less than 6 inches
7/21/1998 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/30/1998 Rainbow Trout 510 Greater than 6 inches
4/24/1998 Steelhead (Snake River - B Run) 4,497 Less than 6 inches
4/13/1998 Spring-Summer Chinook 29,585 Less than 6 inches
4/7/1998 Spring-Summer Chinook 21,623 Less than 6 inches
7/24/1997 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
6/30/1997 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
6/4/1997 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
4/28/1997 Steelhead (Snake River - B Run) 4,991 Less than 6 inches
4/14/1997 Spring-Summer Chinook 2,983 Less than 6 inches
7/2/1996 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
6/6/1996 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
5/20/1996 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
4/17/1996 Steelhead (Snake River - B Run) 8,000 Less than 6 inches
4/16/1996 Steelhead (Snake River - B Run) 6,354 Less than 6 inches
4/10/1996 Spring-Summer Chinook 24,002 Less than 6 inches
8/17/1995 Spring-Summer Chinook 2 Adults
7/26/1995 Rainbow Trout 249 Greater than 6 inches
7/10/1995 Rainbow Trout 249 Greater than 6 inches
6/28/1995 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
6/9/1995 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
5/24/1995 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
7/19/1994 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
7/1/1994 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
6/20/1994 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
6/6/1994 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
5/24/1994 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
10/12/1993 Spring-Summer Chinook 66,738 Less than 6 inches
9/14/1993 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
9/1/1993 Rainbow Trout 50,027 Less than 6 inches
9/1/1993 Steelhead (Snake River - B Run) 100,054 Less than 6 inches
8/25/1993 Spring-Summer Chinook 91 Adults
7/28/1993 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
7/13/1993 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
10/19/1992 Spring-Summer Chinook 6,000 Less than 6 inches
3/16/1992 Spring-Summer Chinook 207,519 Less than 6 inches
10/23/1991 Spring-Summer Chinook 354,713 Less than 6 inches
9/13/1991 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
9/7/1991 Spring-Summer Chinook 7 Adults
8/20/1991 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
4/16/1991 Steelhead (Snake River - B Run) 213,827 Less than 6 inches
3/27/1991 Spring-Summer Chinook 124,071 Less than 6 inches
3/25/1991 Spring-Summer Chinook 63,004 Less than 6 inches
10/23/1990 Spring-Summer Chinook 273,806 Less than 6 inches
8/31/1990 Spring-Summer Chinook 37 Adults
7/12/1990 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/29/1990 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/25/1990 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
10/18/1989 Spring-Summer Chinook 240,500 Less than 6 inches
9/4/1989 Spring-Summer Chinook 36 Adults
6/6/1989 Rainbow Trout 2,560 Greater than 6 inches
10/17/1988 Spring-Summer Chinook 291,200 Less than 6 inches
9/13/1988 Spring-Summer Chinook 158 Adults
6/27/1988 Rainbow Trout 1,150 Greater than 6 inches
5/27/1988 Steelhead (Snake River - B Run) 182,250 Eyed Eggs
5/25/1988 Rainbow Trout 1,080 Greater than 6 inches
5/16/1988 Spring-Summer Chinook 50,100 Less than 6 inches
10/2/1987 Spring-Summer Chinook 233,100 Less than 6 inches
6/10/1987 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/23/1987 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/11/1987 Steelhead (Snake River - B Run) 600,000 Eyed Eggs
3/18/1987 Spring-Summer Chinook 98,800 Less than 6 inches
10/8/1986 Spring-Summer Chinook 96,400 Less than 6 inches
7/17/1986 Rainbow Trout 1,018 Greater than 6 inches
6/17/1986 Rainbow Trout 999 Greater than 6 inches
5/13/1986 Rainbow Trout 3,010 Greater than 6 inches
4/4/1986 Spring-Summer Chinook 136,800 Less than 6 inches
6/21/1985 Rainbow Trout 1,610 Greater than 6 inches
6/7/1985 Rainbow Trout 2,725 Greater than 6 inches
6/4/1985 Rainbow Trout 85 Greater than 6 inches
5/21/1985 Rainbow Trout 2,325 Greater than 6 inches
5/13/1985 Steelhead (Snake River - B Run) 184,250 Eyed Eggs
5/8/1985 Steelhead (Snake River - B Run) 546,850 Eyed Eggs
4/17/1985 Spring-Summer Chinook 80,000 Less than 6 inches
7/10/1984 Rainbow Trout 2,100 Greater than 6 inches
6/12/1984 Rainbow Trout 2,310 Greater than 6 inches
5/4/1984 Steelhead (Snake River - B Run) 29,423 Less than 6 inches
5/1/1984 Steelhead (Snake River - B Run) 44,659 Less than 6 inches
10/20/1983 Spring-Summer Chinook 260,000 Less than 6 inches
6/10/1983 Rainbow Trout 960 Greater than 6 inches
6/7/1983 Spring-Summer Chinook 95,414 Less than 6 inches
5/25/1983 Rainbow Trout 570 Greater than 6 inches
4/14/1983 Steelhead (Snake River - B Run) 1,083,500 Eyed Eggs
4/6/1983 Steelhead (Snake River - B Run) 747,750 Eyed Eggs
8/20/1982 Rainbow Trout 1,890 Less than 6 inches
8/5/1982 Rainbow Trout 1,020 Greater than 6 inches
7/27/1982 Rainbow Trout 3,060 Less than 6 inches
7/16/1982 Rainbow Trout 960 Greater than 6 inches
5/12/1982 Steelhead (Snake River - B Run) 1,141,700 Eyed Eggs
5/5/1982 Steelhead (Snake River - B Run) 650,000 Eyed Eggs
9/10/1981 Spring-Summer Chinook 268,000 Less than 6 inches
7/15/1981 Rainbow Trout 1,665 Greater than 6 inches
6/26/1981 Rainbow Trout 1,520 Greater than 6 inches
6/11/1981 Rainbow Trout 1,575 Greater than 6 inches
5/28/1981 Rainbow Trout 500,000 Eyed Eggs
5/28/1981 Rainbow Trout 100,000 Less than 6 inches
5/20/1981 Rainbow Trout 420,000 Eyed Eggs
5/20/1981 Rainbow Trout 1,200 Greater than 6 inches
4/23/1981 Rainbow Trout 600,000 Eyed Eggs
9/18/1980 Spring-Summer Chinook 265,000 Less than 6 inches
7/10/1980 Rainbow Trout 990 Greater than 6 inches
6/20/1980 Rainbow Trout 3,150 Greater than 6 inches
5/30/1980 Rainbow Trout 1,170 Greater than 6 inches
5/2/1980 Rainbow Trout 669,500 Eyed Eggs
9/28/1979 Spring-Summer Chinook 228,000 Less than 6 inches
7/17/1979 Rainbow Trout 680 Greater than 6 inches
7/12/1979 Rainbow Trout 540 Greater than 6 inches
6/19/1979 Rainbow Trout 1,225 Greater than 6 inches
5/24/1979 Rainbow Trout 715 Greater than 6 inches
5/16/1979 Rainbow Trout 788,500 Eyed Eggs
4/26/1979 Rainbow Trout 856,000 Eyed Eggs
9/20/1978 Spring-Summer Chinook 200,000 Less than 6 inches
7/25/1978 Rainbow Trout 1,110 Greater than 6 inches
6/28/1978 Rainbow Trout 3,360 Greater than 6 inches
5/1/1978 Rainbow Trout 350 Adults
4/27/1978 Rainbow Trout 396,250 Eyed Eggs
4/25/1978 Spring-Summer Chinook 33,600 Less than 6 inches
4/14/1978 Rainbow Trout 486,500 Eyed Eggs
4/6/1978 Rainbow Trout 735,250 Eyed Eggs
8/31/1977 Spring-Summer Chinook 349,965 Less than 6 inches
6/29/1977 Rainbow Trout 1,175 Greater than 6 inches
6/22/1977 Rainbow Trout 690 Greater than 6 inches
6/15/1977 Rainbow Trout 1,419 Greater than 6 inches
6/9/1977 Rainbow Trout 275,000 Less than 6 inches
5/25/1977 Rainbow Trout 1,064 Greater than 6 inches
3/30/1977 Spring-Summer Chinook 6,000 Less than 6 inches
3/29/1977 Spring-Summer Chinook 37,500 Less than 6 inches
7/15/1976 Rainbow Trout 640 Greater than 6 inches
6/15/1976 Rainbow Trout 1,900 Greater than 6 inches
4/14/1976 Spring-Summer Chinook 20,000 Less than 6 inches
4/13/1976 Spring-Summer Chinook 46,000 Less than 6 inches
10/9/1975 Spring-Summer Chinook 1,400,000 Eyed Eggs
7/30/1975 Rainbow Trout 640 Greater than 6 inches
7/29/1975 Spring-Summer Chinook 59,962 Less than 6 inches
7/22/1975 Rainbow Trout 1,400 Greater than 6 inches
7/9/1975 Rainbow Trout 1,560 Greater than 6 inches
7/1/1975 Rainbow Trout 1,440 Greater than 6 inches
6/17/1975 Rainbow Trout 720 Greater than 6 inches
6/26/1974 Rainbow Trout 1,200 Greater than 6 inches
10/8/1973 Spring-Summer Chinook 356,412 Eyed Eggs
10/1/1973 Spring-Summer Chinook 195,216 Eyed Eggs
6/1/1973 Rainbow Trout 1,961 Greater than 6 inches
5/17/1973 Rainbow Trout 3,700 Greater than 6 inches
4/3/1973 Spring-Summer Chinook 42,660 Less than 6 inches
4/2/1973 Spring-Summer Chinook 77,500 Less than 6 inches
10/11/1972 Spring-Summer Chinook 669,300 Eyed Eggs
9/21/1972 Spring-Summer Chinook 624,292 Less than 6 inches
8/4/1972 Rainbow Trout 2,600 Greater than 6 inches
7/20/1972 Rainbow Trout 2,800 Greater than 6 inches
6/29/1972 Rainbow Trout 1,900 Greater than 6 inches
6/26/1972 Spring-Summer Chinook 104,300 Less than 6 inches
5/25/1972 Rainbow Trout 520 Adults
4/18/1972 Spring-Summer Chinook 318,531 Less than 6 inches
7/21/1971 Rainbow Trout 1,025 Greater than 6 inches
6/30/1971 Rainbow Trout 4,920 Greater than 6 inches
6/16/1971 Spring-Summer Chinook 6,768 Less than 6 inches
5/26/1971 Rainbow Trout 4,080 Greater than 6 inches
2/9/1971 Spring-Summer Chinook 8,850 Less than 6 inches
9/28/1970 Spring-Summer Chinook 440,300 Eyed Eggs
9/25/1970 Spring-Summer Chinook 567,800 Eyed Eggs
9/24/1970 Spring-Summer Chinook 525,600 Eyed Eggs
9/17/1970 Spring-Summer Chinook 97,800 Eyed Eggs
7/29/1970 Rainbow Trout 4,080 Greater than 6 inches
6/19/1970 Rainbow Trout 3,200 Greater than 6 inches
6/15/1970 Rainbow Trout 827,500 Eyed Eggs
5/20/1970 Rainbow Trout 2,100 Greater than 6 inches
7/24/1969 Rainbow Trout 1,920 Greater than 6 inches
7/17/1969 Rainbow Trout 77,140 Less than 6 inches
7/13/1969 Rainbow Trout 424,900 Less than 6 inches
6/25/1969 Rainbow Trout 3,640 Greater than 6 inches
6/10/1969 Rainbow Trout 2,400 Greater than 6 inches
7/12/1968 Rainbow Trout 4,200 Greater than 6 inches
6/28/1968 Rainbow Trout 2,145 Greater than 6 inches
6/6/1968 Rainbow Trout 3,500 Greater 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 Red River.
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 (ocean-going)
  • Salmon seasons and limits are set annually by the Idaho Fish and Game Commission and issued in a separate brochure
  • 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)
  • Fishing for or targeting steelhead is prohibited unless a steelhead season is specifically opened for that water (see fishing regulations)
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 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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