Boulder Lake

Flows into the Boulder Creek

    Boulder Lake in Valley County is 155.8 acres.

    Species Observed in Surveys

    Fish Stocking Records

    Date Species Quantity General Size
    7/31/2017 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 1,000 Less than 6 inches
    10/3/2016 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 945 Less than 6 inches
    7/26/2016 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 1,000 Less than 6 inches
    10/1/2015 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 1,000 Less than 6 inches
    8/21/2014 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 1,000 Less than 6 inches
    9/27/2013 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 1,000 Less than 6 inches
    8/28/2013 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 1,000 Less than 6 inches
    7/3/2013 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
    9/1/2012 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 1,000 Less than 6 inches
    8/5/2011 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 1,000 Less than 6 inches
    8/7/2010 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 1,000 Less than 6 inches
    8/9/2009 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 1,000 Less than 6 inches
    9/14/2008 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 1,000 Less than 6 inches
    9/16/2006 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 1,000 Less than 6 inches
    8/13/2005 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 500 Less than 6 inches
    9/26/2004 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 1,000 Less than 6 inches
    8/16/2003 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 1,000 Less than 6 inches
    8/19/2002 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 1,000 Less than 6 inches
    8/6/2001 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 1,000 Less than 6 inches
    8/26/2000 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 808 Less than 6 inches
    8/14/1999 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 1,000 Less than 6 inches
    8/29/1998 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 1,000 Less than 6 inches
    8/15/1997 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 1,000 Less than 6 inches
    8/2/1996 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 1,000 Less than 6 inches
    7/23/1995 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 1,000 Less than 6 inches
    8/26/1994 Cutthroat Trout 500 Less than 6 inches
    9/5/1993 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 1,000 Less than 6 inches
    7/11/1992 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 1,000 Less than 6 inches
    8/2/1991 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Less than 6 inches
    7/25/1990 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 1,000 Less than 6 inches
    8/15/1989 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 1,000 Less than 6 inches
    8/3/1988 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 1,000 Less than 6 inches
    8/14/1985 Rainbow Trout 999 Less than 6 inches
    7/28/1982 Rainbow Trout 922 Less than 6 inches
    8/12/1981 Rainbow Trout 1,400 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

    No Special Rules for Boulder Lake.
    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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