Deadwood Reservoir

Flows into the Deadwood River

  • Recommended Fishing Water

Deadwood Reservoir in Valley County is 5,853.8 acres.

Deadwood Reservoir supports a diverse group of salmonids, including some trophy-sized individuals. Also, IDFG utilizes spawning runs out of Deadwood Reservoir to collect kokanee eggs. Eggs are flown to hatcheries and eventually stocked into lakes and reservoirs throughout the state. This may be the most picturesque reservoir in the state.

Facilities

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

Recommended Game Fish

Species Observed in Surveys

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size
6/27/2019 Fall Chinook 3,965 Less than 6 inches
6/27/2019 Rainbow Trout 10,124 Greater than 6 inches
6/25/2019 Kokanee 202,872 Less than 6 inches
6/21/2018 Kokanee 67,440 Less than 6 inches
6/13/2018 Fall Chinook 1,109 Less than 6 inches
6/13/2018 Rainbow Trout 9,820 Less than 6 inches
7/31/2017 Rainbow Trout 9,937 Less than 6 inches
6/28/2017 Kokanee 320,460 Less than 6 inches
6/22/2017 Fall Chinook 3,987 Less than 6 inches
7/19/2016 Fall Chinook 6,335 Greater than 6 inches
7/19/2016 Rainbow Trout 10,063 Less than 6 inches
6/22/2015 Fall Chinook 6,100 Less than 6 inches
6/22/2015 Rainbow Trout 10,462 Less than 6 inches
7/11/2014 Fall Chinook 5,304 Less than 6 inches
6/16/2014 Rainbow Trout 10,840 Less than 6 inches
6/24/2013 Fall Chinook 5,498 Less than 6 inches
6/12/2013 Rainbow Trout 9,644 Less than 6 inches
6/27/2012 Fall Chinook 5,088 Greater than 6 inches
6/27/2012 Rainbow Trout 10,400 Less than 6 inches
7/7/2011 Fall Chinook 5,276 Greater than 6 inches
7/7/2011 Rainbow Trout 10,205 Less than 6 inches
7/7/2010 Fall Chinook 7,282 Greater than 6 inches
7/7/2010 Rainbow Trout 5,020 Greater than 6 inches
7/20/2009 Rainbow Trout 13,375 Less than 6 inches
6/16/2009 Fall Chinook 5,208 Less than 6 inches
7/10/2008 Rainbow Trout 10,500 Less than 6 inches
7/19/2007 Rainbow Trout 11,250 Less than 6 inches
7/6/2006 Kokanee 52,200 Less than 6 inches
6/29/2006 Rainbow Trout 9,450 Less than 6 inches
6/23/2005 Kokanee 120,420 Less than 6 inches
6/22/2005 Rainbow Trout 17,130 Less than 6 inches
6/24/2004 Rainbow Trout 10,032 Less than 6 inches
6/23/2004 Kokanee 122,100 Less than 6 inches
7/15/2003 Rainbow Trout 8,050 Less than 6 inches
7/2/2003 Kokanee 76,340 Less than 6 inches
7/10/2002 Rainbow Trout 4,440 Greater than 6 inches
7/2/2002 Kokanee 119,920 Less than 6 inches
6/26/2001 Rainbow Trout 11,212 Less than 6 inches
6/14/2001 Kokanee 48,837 Less than 6 inches
6/13/2001 Kokanee 86,904 Less than 6 inches
7/6/2000 Rainbow Trout 10,011 Less than 6 inches
7/9/1999 Rainbow Trout 6,630 Less than 6 inches
7/8/1999 Rainbow Trout 7,410 Less than 6 inches
7/7/1999 Rainbow Trout 7,410 Less than 6 inches
9/10/1998 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 26,170 Less than 6 inches
7/14/1998 Rainbow Trout 9,225 Less than 6 inches
6/18/1998 Rainbow Trout 12,385 Less than 6 inches
6/16/1998 Fall Chinook 11,436 Less than 6 inches
6/24/1997 Fall Chinook 5,005 Less than 6 inches
6/24/1997 Kokanee 29,600 Less than 6 inches
6/24/1997 Rainbow Trout 17,810 Less than 6 inches
6/25/1996 Fall Chinook 7,915 Less than 6 inches
6/25/1996 Rainbow Trout 9,430 Less than 6 inches
7/6/1995 Fall Chinook 8,020 Less than 6 inches
7/6/1995 Rainbow Trout 10,000 Less than 6 inches
6/22/1995 Atlantic Salmon 1,966 Greater than 6 inches
6/22/1994 Atlantic Salmon 2,994 Greater than 6 inches
9/17/1993 Rainbow Trout 1,011 Greater than 6 inches
6/25/1993 Atlantic Salmon 2,088 Less than 6 inches
6/16/1993 Rainbow Trout 11,580 Greater than 6 inches
10/14/1992 Atlantic Salmon 2,934 Less than 6 inches
10/1/1992 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 91,800 Less than 6 inches
9/29/1992 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 95,050 Less than 6 inches
9/12/1991 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 142,000 Less than 6 inches
8/28/1991 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 60,000 Less than 6 inches
9/18/1990 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 88,800 Less than 6 inches
6/27/1990 Atlantic Salmon 9,931 Less than 6 inches
9/11/1989 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 47,017 Less than 6 inches
9/14/1988 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 225,074 Less than 6 inches
8/15/1986 Cutthroat Trout 57,355 Less than 6 inches
8/13/1986 Cutthroat Trout 95,811 Less than 6 inches
6/11/1985 Fall Chinook 10,120 Less than 6 inches
8/21/1984 Cutthroat Trout 1,150 Greater than 6 inches
8/17/1984 Fall Chinook 1,500 Less than 6 inches
10/5/1983 Fall Chinook 6,007 Less than 6 inches
7/21/1983 Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout 82,875 Less than 6 inches
9/9/1982 Rainbow Trout 12,600 Less than 6 inches
8/26/1982 Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout 18,200 Less than 6 inches
8/9/1982 Fall Chinook 8,976 Less than 6 inches
8/5/1982 Fall Chinook 12,240 Less than 6 inches
8/22/1979 Bull Trout 11,000 Less than 6 inches
8/9/1979 Cutthroat Trout 84,419 Less than 6 inches
7/25/1979 Cutthroat Trout 74,340 Less than 6 inches
6/28/1978 Cutthroat Trout 170,490 Less than 6 inches
6/7/1977 Cutthroat Trout 204,836 Less than 6 inches
6/22/1976 Cutthroat Trout 200,670 Less than 6 inches
7/7/1975 Cutthroat Trout 64,170 Less than 6 inches
6/26/1975 Cutthroat Trout 70,716 Less than 6 inches
7/15/1974 Cutthroat Trout 350,584 Less than 6 inches
9/12/1972 Cutthroat Trout 40,950 Less than 6 inches
9/16/1971 Cutthroat Trout 46,920 Less than 6 inches
8/12/1971 Cutthroat Trout 40,768 Less than 6 inches
8/13/1970 Cutthroat Trout 42,432 Less than 6 inches
9/4/1969 Cutthroat Trout 90,000 Less than 6 inches
7/3/1968 Rainbow Trout 3,400 Greater than 6 inches
7/1/1968 Coho Salmon 36,000 Less than 6 inches
7/1/1968 Rainbow Trout 3,400 Greater than 6 inches
6/27/1968 Coho Salmon 51,200 Less than 6 inches
6/25/1968 Coho Salmon 85,200 Less than 6 inches
10/4/1967 Cutthroat Trout 128,800 Less 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

Deadwood Reservoir
  • Kokanee limit is 15
Nearby Rules The following special rule(s) apply to adjacent waters but exclude the Deadwood Reservoir.
Deadwood Reservoir tributaries
  • Trout limit is 2
  • Kokanee limit is 15
Southwest 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
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 Salmon River drainage (excluding lakes and Reservoirs). Between Hells Canyon Dam and Oxbow Dam and the Boise River from its mouth upstream to Barber Dam during steelhead seasons, steelhead are Rainbow Trout over twenty (20) inches in length with the adipose fin clipped (as evidenced by a healed scar)
  • Fishing for or targeting steelhead is prohibited unless a steelhead season is specifically opened for that water (see fishing regulations for details)
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 hybrids (e.g. Tiger Trout)
  • Trout limit is 6, all species combined
  • Does not include Bull Trout and Brook Trout which are listed separately
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 Pacific Lamprey
  • May not be harvested or possessed
All Other Fish Species includes bullfrogs and crayfish
  • No bag, size or possession limit
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