Williams Pond (Marianne Williams Pond)

Boise River Drainage

  • Recommended Fishing Water
  • Family Fishing Water

Williams Pond (Marianne Williams Pond) in Ada County is 2.6 acres.

Located within City of Boise's Marianne Williams Park, each pond has a large fishing platform, paved paths, and plenty of shoreline access near the Boise Greenbelt.

Facilities

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

Directions

From Broadway Ave, go east on Beacon St, continuing about 3 miles on Parkcenter Blvd. Cross Boise River and turn right into Marianne Williams Park. Loggers Pond is near the bridge and Williams Pond is at the far end.

Recommended Game Fish

Species Observed in Surveys

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size
5/31/2019 Rainbow Trout 469 Greater than 6 inches
5/7/2019 Rainbow Trout 428 Greater than 6 inches
4/17/2019 Rainbow Trout 472 Greater than 6 inches
3/28/2019 Rainbow Trout 441 Greater than 6 inches
2/12/2019 Rainbow Trout 439 Greater than 6 inches
12/6/2018 Rainbow Trout 490 Greater than 6 inches
11/2/2018 Rainbow Trout 494 Greater than 6 inches
10/11/2018 Rainbow Trout 494 Greater than 6 inches
6/5/2018 Rainbow Trout 481 Greater than 6 inches
5/9/2018 Rainbow Trout 482 Greater than 6 inches
4/18/2018 Rainbow Trout 467 Greater than 6 inches
3/15/2018 Rainbow Trout 459 Greater than 6 inches
2/14/2018 Rainbow Trout 442 Greater than 6 inches
12/6/2017 Rainbow Trout 417 Greater than 6 inches
11/13/2017 Rainbow Trout 456 Greater than 6 inches
10/17/2017 Rainbow Trout 470 Greater than 6 inches
5/5/2017 Rainbow Trout 438 Greater than 6 inches
4/19/2017 Rainbow Trout 454 Greater than 6 inches
3/14/2017 Rainbow Trout 429 Greater than 6 inches
2/22/2017 Rainbow Trout 436 Greater than 6 inches
12/2/2016 Rainbow Trout 464 Greater than 6 inches
11/8/2016 Rainbow Trout 454 Greater than 6 inches
10/11/2016 Rainbow Trout 498 Greater than 6 inches
6/10/2016 Rainbow Trout 485 Greater than 6 inches
5/10/2016 Rainbow Trout 431 Greater than 6 inches
4/20/2016 Rainbow Trout 451 Greater than 6 inches
3/15/2016 Rainbow Trout 434 Greater than 6 inches
2/11/2016 Rainbow Trout 452 Greater than 6 inches
12/9/2015 Rainbow Trout 485 Greater than 6 inches
11/9/2015 Rainbow Trout 492 Greater than 6 inches
10/6/2015 Rainbow Trout 464 Greater than 6 inches
6/12/2015 Rainbow Trout 1,494 Greater than 6 inches
6/3/2015 Rainbow Trout 934 Greater than 6 inches
5/15/2015 Rainbow Trout 459 Greater than 6 inches
4/28/2015 Rainbow Trout 445 Greater than 6 inches
3/11/2015 Rainbow Trout 436 Greater than 6 inches
2/10/2015 Rainbow Trout 472 Greater than 6 inches
12/9/2014 Rainbow Trout 438 Greater than 6 inches
11/19/2014 Rainbow Trout 477 Greater than 6 inches
9/30/2014 Rainbow Trout 450 Greater than 6 inches
6/4/2014 Rainbow Trout 768 Greater than 6 inches
5/12/2014 Rainbow Trout 485 Greater than 6 inches
4/2/2014 Rainbow Trout 455 Greater than 6 inches
3/11/2014 Rainbow Trout 454 Greater than 6 inches
2/13/2014 Rainbow Trout 732 Greater than 6 inches
11/26/2013 Rainbow Trout 459 Greater than 6 inches
11/7/2013 Rainbow Trout 459 Greater than 6 inches
10/11/2013 Rainbow Trout 926 Greater than 6 inches
7/3/2013 Bluegill 500 Less than 6 inches
7/3/2013 Largemouth Bass 50 Greater than 6 inches
6/5/2013 Bluegill 602 Less than 6 inches
6/5/2013 Largemouth Bass 90 Greater than 6 inches
6/5/2013 Pumpkinseed 200 Less than 6 inches
6/4/2013 Rainbow Trout 447 Greater than 6 inches
5/17/2013 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
6/8/2011 Bluegill 500 Less than 6 inches
5/26/2011 Bluegill 250 Less than 6 inches
5/11/2011 Largemouth Bass 50 Greater than 6 inches
Source: IDFG Fish Stocking Database.

Licenses and Tags

Learn more about IDFG Licenses, Tags & Permits
 

Marianne Williams Park is a gem in the Ribbon of Jewels -- Boise City parks that honor local women, and is managed by the City of Boise.

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 Williams Pond (Marianne Williams Pond).
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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