Payette Lake

Flows into the North Fork Payette River

  • Recommended Fishing Water

Payette Lake in Valley County is 4,987.4 acres.

Facilities

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

Recommended Game Fish

Species Observed in Surveys

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size
2024/05/20 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 11,316 Catchable (12-14 inches)
2023/06/27 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 5,096 Catchable (6+ inches)
2023/06/15 Kokanee - Early Spawner 136,120 Fry (0-3 inches)
2023/06/15 Kokanee - Late Spawner 220,630 Fry (0-3 inches)
2023/05/24 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 5,050 Catchable (6+ inches)
2022/08/26 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,652 Fry (0-3 inches)
2022/07/19 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 4,960 Catchable (6+ inches)
2022/06/30 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 5,011 Catchable (6+ inches)
2022/06/16 Kokanee - Late Spawner 499,941 Fry (0-3 inches)
2022/06/09 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 5,049 Catchable (12-14 inches)
2022/05/20 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 5,000 Catchable (12-14 inches)
2021/09/16 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 7,400 Fry (0-3 inches)
2021/07/01 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 5,016 Catchable (12-14 inches)
2021/06/17 Kokanee - Late Spawner 488,872 Fry (0-3 inches)
2021/06/10 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 4,968 Catchable (12-14 inches)
2021/05/27 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 4,991 Catchable (12-14 inches)
2020/10/01 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,887 Fry (0-3 inches)
2020/09/17 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 959 Fry (0-3 inches)
2020/06/29 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 9,634 Catchable (12-14 inches)
2020/06/25 Kokanee - Early Spawner 68,250 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2020/06/18 Kokanee - Late Spawner 403,065 Fry (0-3 inches)
2020/06/11 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 5,016 Catchable (12-14 inches)
2020/05/21 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 5,220 Catchable (12-14 inches)
2019/07/01 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 5,056 Catchable (12-14 inches)
2019/06/11 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 5,003 Catchable (12-14 inches)
2019/05/22 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 250 Catchable (6+ inches)
2019/05/20 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 250 Catchable (12-14 inches)
2019/05/20 Rainbow Unspecified 4,840 Catchable (12-14 inches)
2018/06/28 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 5,146 Catchable (12-14 inches)
2018/06/28 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 400 Catchable (6+ inches)
2017/06/28 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 5,502 Catchable (6+ inches)
2016/06/27 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 10,902 Catchable (6+ inches)
2015/06/29 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 6,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
2015/05/28 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,800 Catchable (6+ inches)
2015/05/21 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,200 Catchable (6+ inches)
2014/08/13 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 400 Catchable (6+ inches)
2014/08/11 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 5,500 Catchable (6+ inches)
2014/07/16 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
2014/06/11 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
2014/05/29 Kokanee - Early Spawner 250,100 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2014/05/29 Kokanee - Early Spawner 16,808 Fry (0-3 inches)
2013/08/14 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 450 Catchable (6+ inches)
2013/07/15 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
2013/07/09 Kokanee - Early Spawner 448,633 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2013/06/12 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
2013/06/03 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 6,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
2012/09/05 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 5,884 Catchable (6+ inches)
2012/08/07 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 450 Catchable (6+ inches)
2012/07/18 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
2012/07/10 Kokanee - Early Spawner 397,782 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2012/06/19 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
2011/10/03 Westslope Cutthroat 2,000 Fry (0-3 inches)
2011/09/01 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 5,240 Catchable (6+ inches)
2011/06/27 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,500 Catchable (6+ inches)
2011/06/17 Kokanee - Early Spawner 399,968 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2011/06/01 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,015 Catchable (6+ inches)
2010/09/18 Westslope Cutthroat 11,960 Fry (0-3 inches)
2010/09/14 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 4,400 Catchable (6+ inches)
2010/07/27 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 700 Catchable (6+ inches)
2010/07/13 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 50 Catchable (6+ inches)
2010/06/30 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 700 Catchable (6+ inches)
2010/06/25 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 435 Catchable (6+ inches)
2010/06/23 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 50 Catchable (6+ inches)
2010/05/26 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
2010/05/18 Kokanee - Early Spawner 383,503 Fry (0-3 inches)
2009/09/02 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 500 Catchable (6+ inches)
2009/08/05 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
2009/07/13 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 2,400 Catchable (6+ inches)
2009/06/10 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 50 Catchable (6+ inches)
2009/05/28 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 6,750 Catchable (6+ inches)
2009/05/27 Kokanee - Early Spawner 263,265 Fry (0-3 inches)
2008/08/14 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 5,950 Catchable (6+ inches)
2008/06/27 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
2008/06/03 Kokanee - Early Spawner 459,757 Fry (0-3 inches)
2008/05/28 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
2007/09/05 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 5,950 Catchable (6+ inches)
2007/08/14 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 40 Fry (0-3 inches)
2007/07/19 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
2007/06/01 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
2007/05/31 Kokanee - Early Spawner 87,500 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2006/08/03 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
2006/06/21 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 40 Catchable (6+ inches)
2006/06/07 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
2006/05/30 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
2005/08/04 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
2005/06/22 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
2005/05/26 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
2005/04/26 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 508 Catchable (6+ inches)
2004/08/04 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
2004/06/24 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
2004/05/27 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,025 Catchable (6+ inches)
2003/08/07 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 750 Catchable (6+ inches)
2003/07/22 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
2003/06/24 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 250 Catchable (6+ inches)
2003/06/09 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
2003/05/06 Lake Trout 8,005 Catchable (6+ inches)
2002/08/14 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,260 Catchable (6+ inches)
2002/06/20 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
2002/05/30 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
2002/05/29 Lake Trout 15,660 Catchable (6+ inches)
2001/07/18 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 2,500 Catchable (6+ inches)
2001/06/12 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,045 Catchable (6+ inches)
2001/05/29 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 100 Catchable (6+ inches)
2001/05/23 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 915 Catchable (6+ inches)
2001/05/22 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 135 Catchable (6+ inches)
2000/09/06 Troutlodge 5,800 Catchable (6+ inches)
2000/08/16 Troutlodge 29 Catchable (6+ inches)
2000/07/26 Troutlodge 501 Catchable (6+ inches)
2000/07/18 Troutlodge 151 Catchable (6+ inches)
2000/06/20 Troutlodge 1,260 Catchable (6+ inches)
2000/06/14 Troutlodge 36 Catchable (6+ inches)
2000/05/25 Troutlodge 999 Catchable (6+ inches)
1999/09/21 Westslope Cutthroat 30,000 Fry (0-3 inches)
1999/09/15 Domestic Kamloops 6,200 Catchable (6+ inches)
1999/06/25 Domestic Kamloops 50 Catchable (6+ inches)
1999/06/21 Domestic Kamloops 500 Catchable (6+ inches)
1999/06/18 Domestic Kamloops 400 Catchable (6+ inches)
1999/06/14 Domestic Kamloops 1,300 Catchable (6+ inches)
1999/05/26 Domestic Kamloops 1,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1999/05/18 Westslope Cutthroat 36,000 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1998/09/10 Domestic Kamloops 4,800 Adults
1998/08/12 Domestic Kamloops 1,200 Catchable (6+ inches)
1998/07/22 Domestic Kamloops 2,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1998/07/21 Domestic Kamloops 2,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1998/05/26 Westslope Cutthroat 13,700 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1997/09/16 Domestic Kamloops 2,400 Adults
1997/08/20 Domestic Kamloops 1,500 Catchable (6+ inches)
1997/07/31 Domestic Kamloops 1,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1997/07/19 Domestic Kamloops 1,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1997/06/17 Domestic Kamloops 5,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1997/06/09 Westslope Cutthroat 24,000 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1997/05/28 Lake Trout 1,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1996/09/19 Westslope Cutthroat 17,300 Catchable (6+ inches)
1996/08/28 Domestic Kamloops 500 Catchable (6+ inches)
1996/07/24 Domestic Kamloops 1,500 Catchable (6+ inches)
1996/06/17 Domestic Kamloops 750 Catchable (6+ inches)
1996/06/11 Domestic Kamloops 25 Catchable (6+ inches)
1996/06/06 Westslope Cutthroat 18,765 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1996/06/03 Domestic Kamloops 750 Catchable (6+ inches)
1996/05/20 Domestic Kamloops 1,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1995/09/06 Westslope Cutthroat 9,985 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1995/06/28 Rainbow - Hayspur Diploid 20 Catchable (6+ inches)
1995/06/17 Westslope Cutthroat 16,000 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1995/06/16 Rainbow - Hayspur Diploid 50 Catchable (6+ inches)
1995/05/24 Domestic Kamloops 5,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1994/10/04 Westslope Cutthroat 10,000 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1994/08/22 Kokanee - Early Spawner 500 Catchable (6+ inches)
1994/08/11 Westslope Cutthroat 1,795 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1994/07/06 Domestic Kamloops 250 Catchable (6+ inches)
1994/06/22 Domestic Kamloops 250 Catchable (6+ inches)
1994/06/21 Domestic Kamloops 500 Catchable (6+ inches)
1994/06/08 Domestic Kamloops 25 Catchable (6+ inches)
1994/05/24 Domestic Kamloops 500 Catchable (6+ inches)
1994/05/19 Domestic Kamloops 250 Catchable (6+ inches)
1994/05/18 Domestic Kamloops 250 Catchable (6+ inches)
1994/05/10 Westslope Cutthroat 20,000 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1993/10/06 Westslope Cutthroat 9,500 Catchable (6+ inches)
1993/07/20 Domestic Kamloops 1,250 Catchable (6+ inches)
1993/07/20 Westslope Cutthroat 2,850 Catchable (6+ inches)
1993/07/15 Westslope Cutthroat 9,500 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1993/05/24 Domestic Kamloops 2,500 Catchable (6+ inches)
1993/05/19 Kokanee - Early Spawner 125,400 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1992/08/04 Domestic Kamloops 1,250 Catchable (6+ inches)
1992/07/16 Domestic Kamloops 1,250 Catchable (6+ inches)
1992/06/08 Mt Lassen Rainbow 1,250 Catchable (6+ inches)
1992/06/01 Kokanee - Early Spawner 130,530 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1992/06/01 Westslope Cutthroat 24,037 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1992/05/19 Rainbow - Hayspur Diploid 1,250 Catchable (6+ inches)
1991/08/28 Rainbow - Hayspur Diploid 1,260 Catchable (6+ inches)
1991/07/16 Rainbow - Hayspur Diploid 1,250 Catchable (6+ inches)
1991/06/27 Rainbow - Hayspur Diploid 750 Catchable (6+ inches)
1991/06/12 Rainbow - Hayspur Diploid 600 Catchable (6+ inches)
1991/06/04 Rainbow - Hayspur Diploid 300 Catchable (6+ inches)
1991/05/21 Kokanee - Early Spawner 160,420 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1991/05/21 Westslope Cutthroat 26,000 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1991/05/20 Rainbow - Hayspur Diploid 1,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1990/10/15 Westslope Cutthroat 7,500 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1990/09/11 Rainbow Unspecified 2,500 Catchable (6+ inches)
1990/09/05 Rainbow Unspecified 2,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1990/09/04 Pennask Rainbow 1,960 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1990/08/23 Westslope Cutthroat 9,485 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1990/08/08 Rainbow Unspecified 2,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1990/07/27 Rainbow Unspecified 1,475 Catchable (6+ inches)
1990/07/21 Gammarus 5 Unknown Size
1990/07/06 Domestic Kamloops 2,100 Catchable (6+ inches)
1990/06/28 Domestic Kamloops 3,600 Catchable (6+ inches)
1990/06/12 Domestic Kamloops 2,325 Catchable (6+ inches)
1990/05/21 Domestic Kamloops 1,147 Catchable (6+ inches)
1990/05/16 Kokanee - Early Spawner 150,800 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1990/05/15 Kokanee - Early Spawner 100,550 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1990/05/15 Westslope Cutthroat 31,780 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1990/05/01 Kokanee - Early Spawner 49,800 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1989/08/07 Mt Lassen Rainbow 4,050 Catchable (6+ inches)
1989/06/27 Mt Lassen Rainbow 4,050 Catchable (6+ inches)
1989/06/09 Mt Lassen Rainbow 4,050 Catchable (6+ inches)
1989/05/26 Mt Lassen Rainbow 1,500 Catchable (6+ inches)
1989/05/16 Westslope Cutthroat 39,200 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1989/05/15 Kokanee - Early Spawner 351,000 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1988/08/02 Rainbow Unspecified 4,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1988/07/26 Rainbow Unspecified 3,500 Catchable (6+ inches)
1988/07/11 Rainbow Unspecified 3,500 Catchable (6+ inches)
1988/06/24 Rainbow Unspecified 3,500 Catchable (6+ inches)
1988/06/09 Rainbow Unspecified 3,500 Catchable (6+ inches)
1988/05/25 Kokanee - Early Spawner 131,204 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1988/05/24 Rainbow Unspecified 3,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1988/05/16 Kokanee - Early Spawner 169,062 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1988/05/16 Westslope Cutthroat 29,350 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1987/08/24 Rainbow Unspecified 1,958 Catchable (6+ inches)
1987/08/05 Rainbow Unspecified 1,275 Catchable (6+ inches)
1987/07/08 Rainbow Unspecified 2,700 Catchable (6+ inches)
1987/06/30 Rainbow Unspecified 1,251 Catchable (6+ inches)
1987/06/19 Rainbow Unspecified 3,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1987/06/03 Rainbow Unspecified 2,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1987/05/18 Rainbow Unspecified 5,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1986/09/10 Rainbow Unspecified 959 Catchable (6+ inches)
1986/08/27 Rainbow Unspecified 3,218 Catchable (6+ inches)
1986/08/04 Rainbow Unspecified 2,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1986/07/21 Rainbow Unspecified 1,750 Catchable (6+ inches)
1986/07/03 Rainbow Unspecified 1,600 Catchable (6+ inches)
1986/07/02 Rainbow Unspecified 750 Catchable (6+ inches)
1986/07/01 Rainbow Unspecified 1,500 Catchable (6+ inches)
1986/06/19 Mt Lassen Rainbow 1,600 Catchable (6+ inches)
1986/06/16 Mt Lassen Rainbow 800 Catchable (6+ inches)
1986/06/10 Mt Lassen Rainbow 2,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1986/05/27 Mt Lassen Rainbow 2,660 Catchable (6+ inches)
1986/05/22 Mt Lassen Rainbow 6,014 Catchable (6+ inches)
1985/08/07 Rainbow Unspecified 3,600 Catchable (6+ inches)
1985/07/25 Rainbow Unspecified 744 Catchable (6+ inches)
1985/07/16 Lake Trout 46,140 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1985/07/01 Rainbow Unspecified 2,240 Catchable (6+ inches)
1985/05/31 Rainbow Unspecified 3,342 Catchable (6+ inches)
1985/05/30 Rainbow Unspecified 3,035 Catchable (6+ inches)
1985/05/22 Rainbow Unspecified 1,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1985/05/21 Rainbow Unspecified 5,966 Catchable (6+ inches)
1984/07/11 Mt Whitney Rainbow 1,275 Catchable (6+ inches)
1984/07/10 Mt Whitney Rainbow 3,850 Catchable (6+ inches)
1984/06/26 Mt Whitney Rainbow 1,170 Catchable (6+ inches)
1984/06/20 Lake Trout 50,184 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1984/05/29 Rainbow Unspecified 3,705 Catchable (6+ inches)
1984/05/24 Rainbow Unspecified 3,280 Catchable (6+ inches)
1984/05/22 Rainbow Unspecified 6,720 Catchable (6+ inches)
1983/08/17 Rainbow Unspecified 2,444 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1983/08/05 Rainbow Unspecified 3,720 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1983/07/01 Rainbow Unspecified 3,900 Catchable (6+ inches)
1983/06/15 Lake Trout 27,400 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1983/05/24 Rainbow Unspecified 7,875 Catchable (6+ inches)
1982/08/09 Rainbow Unspecified 9,000 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1982/06/07 Lake Trout 36,400 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1982/06/07 Lake Trout 48,300 Fry (0-3 inches)
1982/05/25 Rainbow Unspecified 6,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1982/05/17 Rainbow Unspecified 5,760 Catchable (6+ inches)
1981/07/28 Lake Trout 78,077 Fry (0-3 inches)
1981/06/19 Rainbow Unspecified 40,000 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1981/06/02 Rainbow Unspecified 5,400 Catchable (6+ inches)
1981/05/14 Rainbow Unspecified 24,790 Catchable (6+ inches)
1980/08/25 Lake Trout 2,560 Fry (0-3 inches)
1980/05/20 Rainbow Unspecified 20,520 Catchable (6+ inches)
1979/06/04 Rainbow Unspecified 7,130 Catchable (6+ inches)
1979/05/22 Lake Trout 32,136 Fry (0-3 inches)
1979/05/21 Rainbow Unspecified 7,560 Catchable (6+ inches)
1978/06/08 Rainbow Unspecified 5,220 Catchable (6+ inches)
1978/06/07 Rainbow Unspecified 7,920 Catchable (6+ inches)
1978/06/06 Rainbow Unspecified 7,920 Catchable (6+ inches)
1977/08/22 Rainbow Unspecified 49,920 Fry (0-3 inches)
1977/06/07 Rainbow Unspecified 6,320 Catchable (6+ inches)
1977/05/12 Rainbow Unspecified 6,960 Catchable (6+ inches)
1976/09/07 Cutthroat 31,000 Fry (0-3 inches)
1976/07/08 Rainbow Unspecified 7,770 Catchable (6+ inches)
1976/06/21 Rainbow Unspecified 7,680 Catchable (6+ inches)
1976/06/07 Rainbow Unspecified 8,880 Catchable (6+ inches)
1976/05/26 Kokanee - October Spawner 87,500 Fry (0-3 inches)
1975/07/15 Lake Trout 29,184 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1975/06/25 Rainbow Unspecified 5,280 Catchable (6+ inches)
1975/06/19 Rainbow Unspecified 16,080 Catchable (6+ inches)
1975/05/01 Kokanee - October Spawner 138,000 Fry (0-3 inches)
1974/08/07 Rainbow Unspecified 5,160 Catchable (6+ inches)
1974/06/06 Lake Trout 15,040 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1974/06/04 Lake Trout 14,910 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1974/06/04 Rainbow Unspecified 3,480 Catchable (6+ inches)
1973/06/04 Lake Trout 37,904 Fry (0-3 inches)
1973/06/04 Rainbow Unspecified 1,320 Catchable (6+ inches)
1973/05/18 Rainbow Unspecified 5,670 Catchable (6+ inches)
1973/05/15 Rainbow Unspecified 8,880 Catchable (6+ inches)
1972/08/01 Rainbow Unspecified 840 Catchable (6+ inches)
1972/07/21 Rainbow Unspecified 205 Catchable (6+ inches)
1972/06/09 Rainbow Unspecified 675 Catchable (6+ inches)
1972/05/24 Rainbow Unspecified 20,160 Catchable (6+ inches)
1972/05/18 Rainbow Unspecified 8,160 Catchable (6+ inches)
1972/05/15 Lake Trout 7,221 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1972/05/15 Rainbow Unspecified 4,080 Catchable (6+ inches)
1971/08/23 Rainbow Unspecified 2,460 Catchable (6+ inches)
1971/08/10 Rainbow Unspecified 2,880 Catchable (6+ inches)
1971/06/16 Rainbow Unspecified 16,320 Catchable (6+ inches)
1971/06/02 Kokanee - October Spawner 67,950 Fry (0-3 inches)
1971/05/26 Kokanee - October Spawner 80,160 Fry (0-3 inches)
1971/05/24 Kokanee - October Spawner 80,325 Fry (0-3 inches)
1971/05/24 Lake Trout 5,400 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1971/05/20 Lake Trout 5,400 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1970/08/18 Rainbow Unspecified 1,110 Catchable (6+ inches)
1970/06/05 Kokanee - October Spawner 41,850 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1970/06/04 Kokanee - October Spawner 45,900 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1970/06/04 Kokanee - October Spawner 89,577 Fry (0-3 inches)
1970/05/27 Rainbow Unspecified 13,020 Catchable (6+ inches)
1970/05/26 Rainbow Unspecified 5,280 Catchable (6+ inches)
1970/05/25 Rainbow Unspecified 5,280 Catchable (6+ inches)
1969/08/14 Lake Trout 12,750 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1969/07/30 Rainbow Unspecified 2,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
1969/07/29 Rainbow Unspecified 1,600 Catchable (6+ inches)
1969/07/25 Rainbow Unspecified 3,600 Catchable (6+ inches)
1969/07/02 Rainbow Unspecified 1,440 Catchable (6+ inches)
1969/06/12 Rainbow Unspecified 1,800 Catchable (6+ inches)
1969/05/19 Rainbow Unspecified 10,800 Catchable (6+ inches)
1969/05/13 Kokanee - October Spawner 151,900 Fry (0-3 inches)
1968/09/25 Cutthroat 13,728 Fry (0-3 inches)
1968/09/25 Rainbow Unspecified 3,060 Fry (0-3 inches)
1968/08/08 Lake Trout 15,178 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1968/07/23 Rainbow Unspecified 1,800 Catchable (6+ inches)
1968/06/19 Rainbow Unspecified 2,560 Catchable (6+ inches)
1968/06/14 Rainbow Unspecified 2,560 Catchable (6+ inches)
1968/06/11 Kokanee - October Spawner 52,000 Fry (0-3 inches)
1968/05/24 Kokanee - October Spawner 98,400 Fry (0-3 inches)
1968/05/22 Rainbow Unspecified 9,500 Catchable (6+ inches)
1968/05/20 Rainbow Unspecified 7,440 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 Payette 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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