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
2023/08/03 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,045 Catchable (6+ inches)
2023/07/12 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 2,030 Catchable (6+ inches)
2023/07/11 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 2,030 Catchable (6+ inches)
2022/08/08 Tiger Trout (Brook x Brown) - Triploid 2,200 Catchable (6+ inches)
2022/07/14 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 2,500 Catchable (6+ inches)
2021/09/01 Tiger Trout (Brook x Brown) - Triploid 1,034 Catchable (12-14 inches)
2021/07/08 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 3,380 Catchable (6+ inches)
2020/08/12 Tiger Trout (Brook x Brown) - Triploid 1,018 Catchable (12-14 inches)
2020/07/01 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 4,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
2019/07/08 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 2,500 Catchable (6+ inches)
2018/06/25 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 4,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
2017/07/14 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 4,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
2016/10/07 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 2,000 Fry (0-3 inches)
2016/07/13 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,120 Catchable (6+ inches)
2016/06/30 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 2,880 Catchable (6+ inches)
2015/06/25 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 4,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
2014/07/09 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 4,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
2013/06/25 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 4,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
2012/07/06 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 4,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
2011/10/03 Golden Trout 10,429 Fry (0-3 inches)
2011/09/16 Grayling 6,905 Fry (0-3 inches)
2011/07/22 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 2,550 Catchable (6+ inches)
2011/07/21 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 2,550 Catchable (6+ inches)
2010/07/02 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 5,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
2009/06/30 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 5,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
2008/07/14 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 875 Catchable (6+ inches)
2008/07/09 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 4,175 Catchable (6+ inches)
2007/07/18 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 2,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
2007/06/18 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 3,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
2006/06/27 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 5,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
2005/09/13 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 1,500 Fry (0-3 inches)
2005/06/24 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 5,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
2004/06/24 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 3,700 Catchable (6+ inches)
2004/06/23 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,300 Catchable (6+ inches)
2003/09/11 Hayspur Kamloops Triploid 6,300 Fry (0-3 inches)
2003/09/11 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 210 Fry (0-3 inches)
2003/09/11 Westslope Cutthroat 9,075 Fry (0-3 inches)
2003/07/10 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 5,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
2002/08/02 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 2,475 Catchable (6+ inches)
2002/07/18 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 2,560 Catchable (6+ inches)
2001/06/26 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 3,450 Catchable (6+ inches)
2001/06/11 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,095 Catchable (6+ inches)
2000/09/18 Westslope Cutthroat 2,015 Fry (0-3 inches)
2000/06/21 Troutlodge 3,402 Catchable (6+ inches)
2000/06/14 Troutlodge 1,131 Catchable (6+ inches)
1999/09/20 Grayling 4,800 Fry (0-3 inches)
1999/07/06 Domestic Kamloops 4,150 Catchable (6+ inches)
1998/06/29 Domestic Kamloops 5,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1997/09/16 Domestic Kamloops 9,000 Fry (0-3 inches)
1997/07/10 Domestic Kamloops 5,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1996/07/09 Domestic Kamloops 4,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1995/06/27 Rainbow - Hayspur Diploid 3,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1994/06/17 Domestic Kamloops 3,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1993/06/25 Domestic Kamloops 3,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1993/06/24 Domestic Kamloops 3,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1992/09/30 Splake 4,001 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1992/07/28 Eagle Lake Rainbow 17,940 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1992/06/09 Mt Lassen Rainbow 3,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1991/07/24 Rainbow Unspecified 200 Adults
1991/06/24 Rainbow - Hayspur Diploid 3,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1990/07/09 Eagle Lake Rainbow 20,100 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1990/06/22 Domestic Kamloops 3,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1989/06/28 Mt Lassen Rainbow 2,700 Catchable (6+ inches)
1988/06/15 Rainbow Unspecified 3,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1987/07/07 Rainbow Unspecified 3,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1986/07/28 Rainbow Unspecified 1,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1986/07/24 Rainbow Unspecified 1,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1986/07/03 Rainbow Unspecified 1,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1985/09/19 Mt Lassen Rainbow 9,933 Fry (0-3 inches)
1985/06/28 Rainbow Unspecified 2,012 Catchable (6+ inches)
1984/07/27 Rainbow Unspecified 2,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1983/07/06 Rainbow Unspecified 2,001 Catchable (6+ inches)
1982/07/22 Rainbow Unspecified 2,099 Catchable (6+ inches)
1981/07/02 Rainbow Unspecified 635 Catchable (6+ inches)
1981/07/01 Rainbow Unspecified 2,000 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1980/06/26 Rainbow Unspecified 2,048 Catchable (6+ inches)
1979/06/26 Rainbow Unspecified 2,300 Catchable (6+ inches)
1978/07/18 Rainbow Unspecified 2,460 Catchable (6+ inches)
1977/07/22 Cutthroat 1,880 Fry (0-3 inches)
1977/06/30 Rainbow Unspecified 2,350 Catchable (6+ inches)
1976/07/16 Cutthroat 1,000 Fry (0-3 inches)
1976/07/09 Rainbow Unspecified 2,220 Catchable (6+ inches)
1975/08/20 Rainbow Unspecified 900 Catchable (6+ inches)
1975/07/21 Rainbow Unspecified 2,280 Catchable (6+ inches)
1974/08/13 Cutthroat 15,860 Fry (0-3 inches)
1974/07/12 Rainbow Unspecified 1,200 Catchable (6+ inches)
1973/09/05 Rainbow Unspecified 2,200 Catchable (6+ inches)
1973/07/09 Cutthroat 14,960 Fry (0-3 inches)
1972/08/23 Cutthroat 4,200 Fry (0-3 inches)
1972/08/15 Cutthroat 10,400 Fry (0-3 inches)
1972/08/11 Rainbow Unspecified 1,380 Catchable (6+ inches)
1972/07/28 Rainbow Unspecified 1,680 Catchable (6+ inches)
1972/07/07 Rainbow Unspecified 1,860 Catchable (6+ inches)
1971/09/04 Cutthroat 10,080 Fry (0-3 inches)
1971/08/09 Rainbow Unspecified 1,920 Catchable (6+ inches)
1971/07/08 Rainbow Unspecified 2,340 Catchable (6+ inches)
1970/08/11 Rainbow Unspecified 2,040 Catchable (6+ inches)
1970/07/28 Cutthroat 20,928 Fry (0-3 inches)
1970/07/28 Rainbow Unspecified 2,040 Catchable (6+ inches)
1970/07/22 Rainbow Unspecified 1,140 Catchable (6+ inches)
1969/10/29 Cutthroat 14,400 Fry (0-3 inches)
1969/10/29 Rainbow Unspecified 60,000 Fry (0-3 inches)
1969/09/09 Cutthroat 14,400 Fry (0-3 inches)
1969/09/09 Rainbow Unspecified 60,000 Fry (0-3 inches)
1969/08/24 Rainbow Unspecified 2,820 Catchable (6+ inches)
1969/08/14 Rainbow Unspecified 1,380 Catchable (6+ inches)
1969/07/16 Rainbow Unspecified 8,640 Fry (0-3 inches)
1969/07/07 Rainbow Unspecified 1,325 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1969/06/30 Rainbow Unspecified 1,440 Catchable (6+ inches)
1968/09/11 Cutthroat 3,160 Fry (0-3 inches)
1968/07/10 Rainbow Unspecified 2,580 Catchable (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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