Tripod Reservoir

Flows into the Tripod Creek

  • Recommended Fishing Water

Tripod Reservoir in Valley County is 10.1 acres.

Tripod Reservoir is a small mountain lake near Smith's Ferry and is regularly stocked with rainbow trout. 

In this video, A young family heads here for a day of fishing. They aren't big fishermen but their two girls have a blast fishing and the parents enjoy recording the memories on film.

Facilities

Motor Restriction
No
Boat Ramp
No
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
6/12/2019 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/22/2019 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
8/30/2018 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
8/9/2018 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
6/19/2018 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/25/2018 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
8/2/2017 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/19/2017 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/28/2017 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/22/2017 Rainbow Trout 1,200 Greater than 6 inches
8/11/2016 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/21/2016 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/21/2016 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/26/2016 Rainbow Trout 1,200 Greater than 6 inches
8/11/2015 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
6/29/2015 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
6/9/2015 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/22/2015 Rainbow Trout 1,200 Greater than 6 inches
8/27/2014 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
7/10/2014 Rainbow Trout 1,200 Greater than 6 inches
6/26/2014 Rainbow Trout 1,200 Greater than 6 inches
5/21/2014 Rainbow Trout 1,200 Greater than 6 inches
7/2/2013 Rainbow Trout 1,075 Greater than 6 inches
6/17/2013 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/20/2013 Rainbow Trout 1,200 Greater than 6 inches
8/16/2012 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/11/2012 Rainbow Trout 1,208 Greater than 6 inches
6/26/2012 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/18/2012 Rainbow Trout 1,200 Greater than 6 inches
8/5/2011 Rainbow Trout 1,080 Greater than 6 inches
6/27/2011 Rainbow Trout 999 Greater than 6 inches
6/1/2011 Rainbow Trout 1,015 Greater than 6 inches
5/23/2011 Rainbow Trout 1,260 Greater than 6 inches
8/3/2010 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/1/2010 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/15/2010 Rainbow Trout 1,150 Greater than 6 inches
5/18/2010 Rainbow Trout 1,200 Greater than 6 inches
8/4/2009 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/30/2009 Rainbow Trout 1,120 Greater than 6 inches
6/2/2009 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/19/2009 Rainbow Trout 1,350 Greater than 6 inches
8/6/2008 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/2/2008 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/9/2008 Rainbow Trout 1,150 Greater than 6 inches
5/21/2008 Rainbow Trout 1,200 Greater than 6 inches
7/30/2007 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/25/2007 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/29/2007 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/17/2007 Rainbow Trout 1,350 Greater than 6 inches
8/1/2006 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/27/2006 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/31/2006 Rainbow Trout 1,100 Greater than 6 inches
5/17/2006 Rainbow Trout 1,250 Greater than 6 inches
8/2/2005 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/27/2005 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/6/2005 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
5/19/2005 Rainbow Trout 1,350 Greater than 6 inches
7/26/2004 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/28/2004 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/8/2004 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/19/2004 Rainbow Trout 1,350 Greater than 6 inches
7/29/2003 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/9/2003 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/17/2003 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/19/2003 Rainbow Trout 1,350 Greater than 6 inches
8/6/2002 Rainbow Trout 975 Greater than 6 inches
6/24/2002 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/12/2002 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/20/2002 Rainbow Trout 1,350 Greater than 6 inches
6/15/2001 Rainbow Trout 795 Greater than 6 inches
5/21/2001 Rainbow Trout 1,300 Greater than 6 inches
6/28/2000 Rainbow Trout 1,002 Greater than 6 inches
6/12/2000 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
5/16/2000 Rainbow Trout 1,251 Greater than 6 inches
9/23/1999 Rainbow Trout 1,890 Greater than 6 inches
7/29/1997 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/24/1997 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
7/1/1996 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/21/1996 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
7/13/1995 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
6/28/1995 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/19/1995 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
6/17/1994 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/23/1994 Rainbow Trout 1,530 Greater than 6 inches
6/8/1993 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/21/1993 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
7/20/1992 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/18/1992 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
7/24/1991 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/23/1991 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
7/27/1990 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/13/1990 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
6/27/1989 Rainbow Trout 900 Greater than 6 inches
6/9/1989 Rainbow Trout 900 Greater than 6 inches
7/14/1988 Rainbow Trout 1,013 Greater than 6 inches
6/30/1988 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/15/1988 Rainbow Trout 1,105 Greater than 6 inches
5/26/1988 Rainbow Trout 1,200 Greater than 6 inches
7/6/1987 Rainbow Trout 612 Greater than 6 inches
6/18/1987 Rainbow Trout 1,330 Greater than 6 inches
5/22/1987 Rainbow Trout 3,600 Greater than 6 inches
6/5/1986 Rainbow Trout 2,460 Greater than 6 inches
5/22/1986 Rainbow Trout 2,100 Greater than 6 inches
5/17/1985 Rainbow Trout 4,590 Greater than 6 inches
5/25/1984 Rainbow Trout 4,560 Greater than 6 inches
5/26/1983 Rainbow Trout 4,495 Greater than 6 inches
8/18/1982 Rainbow Trout 2,150 Greater than 6 inches
7/1/1982 Rainbow Trout 1,450 Greater than 6 inches
5/28/1982 Rainbow Trout 920 Greater than 6 inches
5/14/1981 Rainbow Trout 4,500 Greater than 6 inches
7/3/1980 Rainbow Trout 1,600 Greater than 6 inches
5/19/1980 Rainbow Trout 2,990 Greater than 6 inches
6/26/1979 Rainbow Trout 1,720 Greater than 6 inches
5/21/1979 Rainbow Trout 2,774 Greater than 6 inches
6/26/1978 Rainbow Trout 1,800 Greater than 6 inches
5/23/1978 Rainbow Trout 2,880 Greater than 6 inches
6/30/1977 Rainbow Trout 2,380 Greater than 6 inches
5/17/1977 Rainbow Trout 1,976 Greater than 6 inches
8/2/1976 Rainbow Trout 1,440 Greater than 6 inches
5/24/1976 Rainbow Trout 2,550 Greater than 6 inches
8/22/1975 Rainbow Trout 2,160 Greater than 6 inches
6/30/1975 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/5/1975 Rainbow Trout 2,025 Greater than 6 inches
6/26/1974 Rainbow Trout 1,505 Greater than 6 inches
5/30/1974 Rainbow Trout 1,733 Greater than 6 inches
6/21/1973 Rainbow Trout 2,700 Greater than 6 inches
5/17/1973 Rainbow Trout 2,400 Greater than 6 inches
6/30/1972 Rainbow Trout 2,310 Greater than 6 inches
5/17/1972 Rainbow Trout 2,720 Greater than 6 inches
6/24/1971 Rainbow Trout 1,560 Greater than 6 inches
5/25/1971 Rainbow Trout 2,720 Greater than 6 inches
6/16/1970 Rainbow Trout 2,430 Greater than 6 inches
5/26/1970 Rainbow Trout 1,600 Greater than 6 inches
7/1/1969 Rainbow Trout 1,920 Greater than 6 inches
5/28/1969 Rainbow Trout 2,300 Greater than 6 inches
6/24/1968 Rainbow Trout 2,400 Greater than 6 inches
5/24/1968 Rainbow Trout 2,850 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

No Special Rules for Tripod Reservoir.
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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