South Fork Boise River

Tributary of the Boise River

  • Recommended Fishing Water

South Fork Boise River in Boise, Camas and Elmore Counties is 101.6 miles in length.

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
7/28/2008 Rainbow Trout 1,650 Greater than 6 inches
6/30/2008 Rainbow Trout 3,675 Greater than 6 inches
8/23/2002 Rainbow Trout 1,260 Greater than 6 inches
7/1/2002 Rainbow Trout 499 Greater than 6 inches
7/25/2001 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
8/30/1995 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
8/24/1989 Rainbow Trout 3,509 Greater than 6 inches
7/26/1989 Rainbow Trout 8,120 Greater than 6 inches
7/13/1989 Rainbow Trout 8,880 Greater than 6 inches
6/16/1989 Rainbow Trout 4,500 Greater than 6 inches
8/7/1981 Rainbow Trout 5,300 Less than 6 inches
9/7/1978 Rainbow Trout 8,866 Greater than 6 inches
8/31/1978 Rainbow Trout 3,800 Greater than 6 inches
8/17/1978 Rainbow Trout 4,426 Greater than 6 inches
8/10/1978 Bull Trout 48,645 Less than 6 inches
7/18/1978 Rainbow Trout 4,426 Greater than 6 inches
7/12/1978 Rainbow Trout 5,190 Greater than 6 inches
7/11/1978 Rainbow Trout 5,190 Greater than 6 inches
7/3/1978 Rainbow Trout 12,990 Greater than 6 inches
6/14/1978 Rainbow Trout 4,426 Greater than 6 inches
6/6/1978 Rainbow Trout 10,380 Greater than 6 inches
6/5/1978 Rainbow Trout 12,991 Greater than 6 inches
4/13/1978 Kokanee 99,372 Less than 6 inches
4/11/1978 Kokanee 146,565 Less than 6 inches
7/15/1977 Rainbow Trout 11,813 Greater than 6 inches
7/13/1977 Rainbow Trout 5,250 Greater than 6 inches
7/12/1977 Rainbow Trout 7,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/11/1977 Rainbow Trout 7,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/8/1977 Rainbow Trout 7,287 Greater than 6 inches
6/29/1977 Rainbow Trout 13,182 Greater than 6 inches
6/28/1977 Rainbow Trout 6,500 Greater than 6 inches
6/20/1977 Rainbow Trout 6,540 Greater than 6 inches
6/17/1977 Rainbow Trout 12,929 Greater than 6 inches
6/16/1977 Rainbow Trout 6,422 Greater than 6 inches
6/10/1977 Rainbow Trout 6,650 Greater than 6 inches
5/25/1977 Rainbow Trout 12,008 Greater than 6 inches
5/24/1977 Bull Trout 182,208 Less than 6 inches
5/24/1977 Rainbow Trout 13,904 Greater than 6 inches
5/23/1977 Rainbow Trout 6,612 Greater than 6 inches
8/31/1976 Rainbow Trout 2,376 Greater than 6 inches
8/19/1976 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
8/18/1976 Rainbow Trout 1,350 Greater than 6 inches
8/11/1976 Bull Trout 49,300 Less than 6 inches
7/27/1976 Rainbow Trout 3,300 Greater than 6 inches
7/19/1976 Rainbow Trout 2,952 Greater than 6 inches
7/15/1976 Rainbow Trout 6,680 Greater than 6 inches
7/13/1976 Rainbow Trout 6,650 Greater than 6 inches
7/8/1976 Rainbow Trout 2,050 Greater than 6 inches
6/18/1976 Rainbow Trout 3,250 Greater than 6 inches
6/17/1976 Rainbow Trout 5,616 Greater than 6 inches
5/20/1976 Kokanee 299,000 Less than 6 inches
4/29/1976 Kokanee 25,670 Less than 6 inches
4/21/1976 Kokanee 210,000 Less than 6 inches
8/25/1975 Rainbow Trout 5,175 Greater than 6 inches
7/25/1975 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/21/1975 Rainbow Trout 1,125 Greater than 6 inches
7/16/1975 Rainbow Trout 6,550 Greater than 6 inches
7/15/1975 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
6/26/1975 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/25/1975 Rainbow Trout 3,150 Greater than 6 inches
8/29/1974 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
8/15/1974 Rainbow Trout 2,800 Greater than 6 inches
8/1/1974 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
7/19/1974 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/18/1974 Rainbow Trout 6,500 Greater than 6 inches
7/16/1974 Rainbow Trout 7,500 Greater than 6 inches
7/15/1974 Rainbow Trout 7,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/8/1974 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/3/1974 Rainbow Trout 6,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/2/1974 Rainbow Trout 6,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/17/1974 Rainbow Trout 7,500 Greater than 6 inches
9/11/1973 Rainbow Trout 3,113 Greater than 6 inches
8/22/1973 Rainbow Trout 4,066 Greater than 6 inches
8/2/1973 Rainbow Trout 7,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/18/1973 Rainbow Trout 8,500 Greater than 6 inches
7/17/1973 Rainbow Trout 3,500 Greater than 6 inches
7/13/1973 Rainbow Trout 4,500 Greater than 6 inches
7/9/1973 Rainbow Trout 3,500 Greater than 6 inches
7/6/1973 Rainbow Trout 4,500 Less than 6 inches
6/14/1973 Rainbow Trout 3,500 Less than 6 inches
6/13/1973 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Less than 6 inches
6/12/1973 Rainbow Trout 6,000 Less than 6 inches
6/8/1973 Rainbow Trout 3,500 Greater than 6 inches
6/7/1973 Rainbow Trout 4,500 Less than 6 inches
9/13/1972 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
8/28/1972 Rainbow Trout 4,500 Greater than 6 inches
8/9/1972 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/21/1972 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/19/1972 Rainbow Trout 3,500 Greater than 6 inches
7/18/1972 Rainbow Trout 3,500 Greater than 6 inches
7/17/1972 Rainbow Trout 4,500 Greater than 6 inches
7/14/1972 Rainbow Trout 4,500 Greater than 6 inches
7/7/1972 Rainbow Trout 6,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/27/1972 Rainbow Trout 4,500 Greater than 6 inches
6/20/1972 Rainbow Trout 3,500 Greater than 6 inches
6/9/1972 Rainbow Trout 6,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/8/1972 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/1/1972 Rainbow Trout 1,225 Adults
8/13/1971 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
7/30/1971 Rainbow Trout 6,500 Greater than 6 inches
7/28/1971 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/19/1971 Rainbow Trout 9,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/15/1971 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/14/1971 Rainbow Trout 4,500 Greater than 6 inches
7/12/1971 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
7/9/1971 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/3/1971 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/1/1971 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
6/30/1971 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/25/1971 Rainbow Trout 4,500 Greater than 6 inches
6/2/1971 Rainbow Trout 8,002 Greater than 6 inches
8/18/1970 Rainbow Trout 3,850 Greater than 6 inches
8/17/1970 Rainbow Trout 1,171 Greater than 6 inches
7/31/1970 Rainbow Trout 4,221 Greater than 6 inches
7/30/1970 Rainbow Trout 4,479 Greater than 6 inches
7/29/1970 Rainbow Trout 4,052 Greater than 6 inches
7/28/1970 Rainbow Trout 4,413 Greater than 6 inches
7/27/1970 Rainbow Trout 4,200 Greater than 6 inches
7/24/1970 Rainbow Trout 4,070 Greater than 6 inches
7/10/1970 Rainbow Trout 4,622 Greater than 6 inches
6/25/1970 Rainbow Trout 4,020 Greater than 6 inches
6/24/1970 Rainbow Trout 7,767 Greater than 6 inches
6/23/1970 Rainbow Trout 2,986 Greater than 6 inches
6/22/1970 Rainbow Trout 3,092 Greater than 6 inches
6/16/1970 Rainbow Trout 5,043 Greater than 6 inches
3/16/1970 Kokanee 99,008 Less than 6 inches
8/22/1969 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
8/19/1969 Rainbow Trout 3,500 Greater than 6 inches
8/18/1969 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
8/11/1969 Rainbow Trout 5,201 Greater than 6 inches
8/4/1969 Rainbow Trout 3,515 Less than 6 inches
7/29/1969 Rainbow Trout 5,187 Greater than 6 inches
7/25/1969 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/22/1969 Rainbow Trout 4,870 Greater than 6 inches
7/18/1969 Rainbow Trout 5,225 Less than 6 inches
7/17/1969 Rainbow Trout 5,471 Less than 6 inches
7/16/1969 Rainbow Trout 2,330 Greater than 6 inches
7/3/1969 Rainbow Trout 3,673 Greater than 6 inches
7/2/1969 Rainbow Trout 3,456 Greater than 6 inches
7/1/1969 Rainbow Trout 3,830 Greater than 6 inches
6/26/1969 Rainbow Trout 4,304 Greater than 6 inches
6/24/1969 Rainbow Trout 2,434 Greater than 6 inches
6/19/1969 Rainbow Trout 2,825 Greater than 6 inches
6/17/1969 Rainbow Trout 5,021 Greater than 6 inches
6/9/1969 Rainbow Trout 3,315 Greater than 6 inches
6/2/1969 Rainbow Trout 2,945 Greater than 6 inches
8/23/1968 Rainbow Trout 9,852 Less than 6 inches
8/14/1968 Rainbow Trout 2,311 Greater than 6 inches
7/19/1968 Rainbow Trout 4,512 Greater than 6 inches
7/17/1968 Rainbow Trout 1,900 Greater than 6 inches
6/26/1968 Rainbow Trout 1,530 Less than 6 inches
6/24/1968 Rainbow Trout 5,120 Less than 6 inches
6/21/1968 Rainbow Trout 5,212 Less than 6 inches
6/12/1968 Rainbow Trout 4,504 Greater than 6 inches
6/11/1968 Rainbow Trout 4,818 Greater than 6 inches
6/10/1968 Rainbow Trout 3,002 Greater than 6 inches
6/7/1968 Rainbow Trout 3,055 Greater than 6 inches
6/6/1968 Rainbow Trout 3,129 Greater than 6 inches
6/5/1968 Rainbow Trout 3,105 Greater than 6 inches
6/4/1968 Rainbow Trout 3,418 Greater than 6 inches
5/31/1968 Rainbow Trout 8,279 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

Boise River, South Fork From Neal Bridge (Forest Road 189) upstream to Anderson Ranch Dam (See Magic Valley Region for information upstream from Anderson Ranch Dam)
  • No bait allowed, one barbless hook per fly or lure
  • December 1 through March 31 - trout limit is 0, catch-and-release
  • April 1 through Friday before Memorial Day weekend - closed to fishing
  • Saturday of Memorial Day weekend through November 30 - trout limit 2, none under 20 inches
Boise River, South Fork (Upstream of Anderson Ranch Reservoir) From the mouth of Beaver Creek upstream to the mouth of Big Smoky Creek. (see Southwest Region for information downstream from Anderson Ranch Dam)
  • Trout limit is 2, none under 14 inches
  • No bait allowed, one barbless hook per fly or lure
Boise River, South Fork All other sections of the Boise River, South Fork above Anderson Ranch Reservoir
  • Magic Valley Region general rules apply
Multiple Regional Bag Limits Apply
The South Fork Boise River 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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