Blacks Creek Reservoir

Boise River Drainage

  • Recommended Fishing Water

Blacks Creek Reservoir in Ada County is 106.3 acres.

Fishing opportunity in Blacks Creek Reservoir is highly dependent on spring inflows. After a series of drought years, few fish remain. Following a series of wet years, good fishing opportunity exists. Ideally, this is a good bluegill and perch fishery close to Boise, and a great winter spot to take kids ice fishing for perch. Yellow perch fishing during winter months can produce high catch rates.

Facilities

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

Directions

Take Interstate 84 east from Boise to Exit 64. Turn west on Black's Creek Road and drive approximately 3.5 miles to Black's Creek Reservoir.

Recommended Game Fish

Species Observed in Surveys

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size
6/7/2017 Bluegill 156 Less than 6 inches
6/7/2017 Pumpkinseed 75 Less than 6 inches
6/2/2017 Bluegill 13 Greater than 6 inches
6/2/2017 Pumpkinseed 2 Less than 6 inches
6/2/2017 Yellow Perch 71 Greater than 6 inches
5/31/2017 Bluegill 112 Less than 6 inches
5/31/2017 Pumpkinseed 4 Less than 6 inches
5/13/2017 Bluegill 35 Greater than 6 inches
5/13/2017 Crappie 18 Greater than 6 inches
5/13/2017 Largemouth Bass 1 Greater than 6 inches
5/13/2017 Pumpkinseed 1 Greater than 6 inches
5/13/2017 Yellow Perch 25 Greater than 6 inches
6/26/2012 Bluegill 704 Less than 6 inches
6/26/2012 Largemouth Bass 276 Greater than 6 inches
6/26/2012 Yellow Perch 94 Greater than 6 inches
5/1/2006 Bluegill 250 Less than 6 inches
5/1/2006 Largemouth Bass 133 Greater than 6 inches
4/12/2006 Bluegill 175 Less than 6 inches
4/12/2006 Largemouth Bass 40 Greater than 6 inches
6/9/1997 Largemouth Bass 350 Greater than 6 inches
10/30/1975 Bluegill 20 Less than 6 inches
10/30/1975 Bullhead Catfish 1,000 Less than 6 inches
10/30/1975 Crappie 1,000 Less than 6 inches
10/30/1975 Largemouth Bass 500 Less than 6 inches
10/30/1975 Yellow Perch 1,000 Less than 6 inches
11/13/1974 Bullhead Catfish 50 Less 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 Blacks Creek 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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