Granite Lake

Payette River Drainage

  • Recommended Fishing Water

Granite Lake in Valley County is 187.7 acres.

Facilities

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

Recommended Game Fish

Species Observed in Surveys

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size
2021/09/01 Tiger Trout 1,034 Greater than 6 inches
2021/07/08 Rainbow Trout 3,380 Greater than 6 inches
2020/08/12 Tiger Trout 1,018 Greater than 6 inches
2020/07/01 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
2019/07/08 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
2018/06/25 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
2017/07/14 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
2016/10/07 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Less than 6 inches
2016/07/13 Rainbow Trout 1,120 Greater than 6 inches
2016/06/30 Rainbow Trout 2,880 Greater than 6 inches
2015/06/25 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
2014/07/09 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
2013/06/25 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
2012/07/06 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
2011/10/03 Golden Trout 10,429 Less than 6 inches
2011/09/16 Arctic Grayling 6,905 Less than 6 inches
2011/07/22 Rainbow Trout 2,550 Greater than 6 inches
2011/07/21 Rainbow Trout 2,550 Greater than 6 inches
2010/07/02 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
2009/06/30 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
2008/07/14 Rainbow Trout 875 Greater than 6 inches
2008/07/09 Rainbow Trout 4,175 Greater than 6 inches
2007/07/18 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
2007/06/18 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
2006/06/27 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
2005/09/13 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Less than 6 inches
2005/06/24 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
2004/06/24 Rainbow Trout 3,700 Greater than 6 inches
2004/06/23 Rainbow Trout 1,300 Greater than 6 inches
2003/09/11 Rainbow Trout 6,510 Less than 6 inches
2003/09/11 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 9,075 Less than 6 inches
2003/07/10 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
2002/08/02 Rainbow Trout 2,475 Greater than 6 inches
2002/07/18 Rainbow Trout 2,560 Greater than 6 inches
2001/06/26 Rainbow Trout 3,450 Greater than 6 inches
2001/06/11 Rainbow Trout 1,095 Greater than 6 inches
2000/09/18 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 2,015 Less than 6 inches
1999/09/20 Arctic Grayling 4,800 Less than 6 inches
1999/07/06 Rainbow Trout 4,150 Greater than 6 inches
1998/06/29 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
1997/09/16 Rainbow Trout 9,000 Less than 6 inches
1997/07/10 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
1996/07/09 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
1995/06/27 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
1994/06/17 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
1993/06/25 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
1993/06/24 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
1992/09/30 Splake 4,001 Less than 6 inches
1992/07/28 Rainbow Trout 17,940 Less than 6 inches
1992/06/09 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
1991/07/24 Rainbow Trout 200 Adults
1991/06/24 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
1990/07/09 Rainbow Trout 20,100 Less than 6 inches
1990/06/22 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
1989/06/28 Rainbow Trout 2,700 Greater than 6 inches
1988/06/15 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
1987/07/07 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
1986/07/28 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1986/07/24 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1986/07/03 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1985/09/19 Rainbow Trout 9,933 Less than 6 inches
1985/06/28 Rainbow Trout 2,012 Greater than 6 inches
1984/07/27 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
1983/07/06 Rainbow Trout 2,001 Greater than 6 inches
1982/07/22 Rainbow Trout 2,099 Greater than 6 inches
1981/07/02 Rainbow Trout 635 Greater than 6 inches
1981/07/01 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Less than 6 inches
1980/06/26 Rainbow Trout 2,048 Greater than 6 inches
1979/06/26 Rainbow Trout 2,300 Greater than 6 inches
1978/07/18 Rainbow Trout 2,460 Greater than 6 inches
1977/07/22 Cutthroat Trout 1,880 Less than 6 inches
1977/06/30 Rainbow Trout 2,350 Greater than 6 inches
1976/07/16 Cutthroat Trout 1,000 Less than 6 inches
1976/07/09 Rainbow Trout 2,220 Greater than 6 inches
1975/08/20 Rainbow Trout 900 Greater than 6 inches
1975/07/21 Rainbow Trout 2,280 Greater than 6 inches
1974/08/13 Cutthroat Trout 15,860 Less than 6 inches
1974/07/12 Rainbow Trout 1,200 Greater than 6 inches
1973/09/05 Rainbow Trout 2,200 Greater than 6 inches
1973/07/09 Cutthroat Trout 14,960 Less than 6 inches
1972/08/23 Cutthroat Trout 4,200 Less than 6 inches
1972/08/15 Cutthroat Trout 10,400 Less than 6 inches
1972/08/11 Rainbow Trout 1,380 Greater than 6 inches
1972/07/28 Rainbow Trout 1,680 Greater than 6 inches
1972/07/07 Rainbow Trout 1,860 Greater than 6 inches
1971/09/04 Cutthroat Trout 10,080 Less than 6 inches
1971/08/09 Rainbow Trout 1,920 Greater than 6 inches
1971/07/08 Rainbow Trout 2,340 Greater than 6 inches
1970/08/11 Rainbow Trout 2,040 Greater than 6 inches
1970/07/28 Cutthroat Trout 20,928 Less than 6 inches
1970/07/28 Rainbow Trout 2,040 Greater than 6 inches
1970/07/22 Rainbow Trout 1,140 Greater than 6 inches
1969/10/29 Cutthroat Trout 14,400 Less than 6 inches
1969/10/29 Rainbow Trout 60,000 Less than 6 inches
1969/09/09 Cutthroat Trout 14,400 Less than 6 inches
1969/09/09 Rainbow Trout 60,000 Less than 6 inches
1969/08/24 Rainbow Trout 2,820 Greater than 6 inches
1969/08/14 Rainbow Trout 1,380 Greater than 6 inches
1969/07/16 Rainbow Trout 8,640 Less than 6 inches
1969/07/07 Rainbow Trout 1,325 Less than 6 inches
1969/06/30 Rainbow Trout 1,440 Greater than 6 inches
1968/09/11 Cutthroat Trout 3,160 Less than 6 inches
1968/07/10 Rainbow Trout 2,580 Greater than 6 inches
Source: IDFG Fish Stocking Database.

Licenses and Tags

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Fishing Rules, 2022 - 2024

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 Granite 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

  • Spring and summer Chinook Salmon seasons and limits are set by the Idaho Fish and Game Commission and issued in separate brochures
  • Seasons and limits for fall Chinook Salmon and Coho Salmon can be found here
  • Sockeye Salmon limit is 0 and fishing for or targeting Sockeye Salmon is illegal
  • 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 are required
  • Use of a sliding swivel device to secure a weight, and a lighter test line to secure weight to sliding swivel device is 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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