Elk Creek Reservoir

Flows into the Elk Creek

  • Recommended Fishing Water
  • Family Fishing Water

Elk Creek Reservoir in Clearwater County is 87.3 acres.

A forested road parallels the entire west side of Elk Creek Reservoir for easy access to fishing areas, with four fishing docks and a boat ramp. The east side of the reservoir provides great boat fishing opportunities where foot access is difficult. This reservoir is stocked with thousands of rainbow trout from spring through fall to improve fishing success.

Facilities

Motor Restriction
Yes
Boat Ramp
Yes
Dock
Yes
Toilet
Handicap Accessible
Campground
Yes
ADA Access
Handicap Accessible

Directions

Elk Creek Reservoir is about a half mile southeast of the town of Elk River, 55 miles east of Moscow, and at the end of State Hwy 8. Drive to the eastern edge of the town of Elk River and signs will direct you to the reservoir.

Recommended Game Fish

Species Observed in Surveys

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size
2022/07/22 Rainbow Trout 2,975 Greater than 6 inches
2022/06/16 Rainbow Trout 4,499 Greater than 6 inches
2022/05/13 Rainbow Trout 2,813 Greater than 6 inches
2021/10/19 Rainbow Trout 3,075 Greater than 6 inches
2021/06/25 Rainbow Trout 3,096 Greater than 6 inches
2021/06/15 Rainbow Trout 4,558 Greater than 6 inches
2021/05/19 Rainbow Trout 2,739 Greater than 6 inches
2020/10/29 Rainbow Trout 3,024 Greater than 6 inches
2020/07/01 Rainbow Trout 3,052 Greater than 6 inches
2020/06/10 Rainbow Trout 4,536 Greater than 6 inches
2020/05/19 Rainbow Trout 2,765 Greater than 6 inches
2019/10/10 Rainbow Trout 3,006 Greater than 6 inches
2019/07/01 Rainbow Trout 3,004 Greater than 6 inches
2019/06/18 Rainbow Trout 1,491 Greater than 6 inches
2019/06/06 Rainbow Trout 3,022 Greater than 6 inches
2019/05/15 Rainbow Trout 2,719 Greater than 6 inches
2018/10/18 Rainbow Trout 6,042 Greater than 6 inches
2018/05/31 Rainbow Trout 4,500 Greater than 6 inches
2018/05/22 Rainbow Trout 2,700 Greater than 6 inches
2017/10/16 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
2017/09/25 Rainbow Trout 2,980 Greater than 6 inches
2017/06/08 Rainbow Trout 4,509 Greater than 6 inches
2017/05/15 Rainbow Trout 2,726 Greater than 6 inches
2016/10/31 Rainbow Trout 946 Greater than 6 inches
2016/10/18 Rainbow Trout 3,013 Greater than 6 inches
2016/09/08 Rainbow Trout 3,002 Greater than 6 inches
2016/06/28 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
2016/06/12 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
2016/05/06 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
2015/10/21 Rainbow Trout 5,715 Greater than 6 inches
2015/10/15 Rainbow Trout 5,472 Greater than 6 inches
2015/10/08 Rainbow Trout 6,620 Greater than 6 inches
2015/09/11 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
2015/06/26 Rainbow Trout 4,470 Greater than 6 inches
2015/05/13 Rainbow Trout 2,700 Greater than 6 inches
2014/07/08 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
2013/10/16 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
2013/06/07 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
2013/05/06 Rainbow Trout 4,700 Greater than 6 inches
2012/06/20 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
2012/05/23 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
2012/05/09 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
2011/07/06 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
2011/06/14 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
2010/10/04 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
2010/07/01 Rainbow Trout 4,950 Greater than 6 inches
2010/06/08 Rainbow Trout 4,960 Greater than 6 inches
2010/05/26 Rainbow Trout 4,500 Greater than 6 inches
2009/08/30 Rainbow Trout 5,600 Greater than 6 inches
2009/06/03 Rainbow Trout 7,500 Greater than 6 inches
2009/05/04 Rainbow Trout 805 Greater than 6 inches
2009/04/27 Rainbow Trout 6,720 Greater than 6 inches
2008/10/02 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
2008/07/03 Rainbow Trout 7,500 Greater than 6 inches
2008/06/10 Rainbow Trout 7,500 Greater than 6 inches
2008/05/28 Rainbow Trout 7,500 Greater than 6 inches
2007/06/27 Rainbow Trout 7,590 Greater than 6 inches
2007/06/04 Rainbow Trout 7,500 Greater than 6 inches
2007/05/15 Rainbow Trout 7,502 Greater than 6 inches
2006/08/30 Rainbow Trout 12,000 Greater than 6 inches
2006/06/09 Rainbow Trout 7,475 Greater than 6 inches
2006/05/26 Rainbow Trout 7,500 Greater than 6 inches
2005/09/28 Rainbow Trout 5,010 Greater than 6 inches
2005/07/15 Rainbow Trout 7,350 Greater than 6 inches
2005/06/02 Rainbow Trout 7,492 Greater than 6 inches
2005/05/03 Rainbow Trout 7,140 Greater than 6 inches
2004/09/16 Rainbow Trout 1,560 Greater than 6 inches
2004/09/07 Rainbow Trout 4,940 Greater than 6 inches
2004/06/09 Rainbow Trout 7,518 Greater than 6 inches
2004/05/20 Rainbow Trout 7,513 Greater than 6 inches
2003/07/08 Rainbow Trout 7,015 Greater than 6 inches
2003/06/09 Rainbow Trout 9,408 Greater than 6 inches
2003/05/08 Rainbow Trout 8,249 Greater than 6 inches
2002/06/21 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
2002/05/20 Rainbow Trout 18,934 Greater than 6 inches
2001/07/11 Rainbow Trout 9,408 Greater than 6 inches
2001/06/27 Rainbow Trout 7,548 Greater than 6 inches
2001/06/06 Rainbow Trout 7,470 Greater than 6 inches
2001/05/07 Rainbow Trout 20,880 Greater than 6 inches
2001/05/02 Rainbow Trout 8,608 Greater than 6 inches
2000/06/26 Rainbow Trout 9,000 Greater than 6 inches
2000/06/02 Rainbow Trout 9,000 Greater than 6 inches
2000/05/08 Rainbow Trout 7,000 Greater than 6 inches
1999/07/12 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
1999/07/01 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
1999/06/22 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
1999/06/08 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
1999/05/11 Rainbow Trout 7,500 Greater than 6 inches
1998/10/15 Rainbow Trout 5,250 Greater than 6 inches
1998/06/03 Rainbow Trout 10,000 Greater than 6 inches
1998/05/22 Rainbow Trout 3,800 Greater than 6 inches
1998/05/20 Rainbow Trout 7,000 Greater than 6 inches
1998/04/29 Rainbow Trout 11,200 Greater than 6 inches
1997/10/31 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
1997/06/27 Rainbow Trout 10,000 Greater than 6 inches
1997/05/30 Rainbow Trout 4,050 Greater than 6 inches
1997/05/05 Rainbow Trout 5,940 Greater than 6 inches
1997/04/22 Rainbow Trout 7,505 Greater than 6 inches
1996/10/03 Rainbow Trout 2,970 Greater than 6 inches
1996/09/26 Rainbow Trout 5,330 Greater than 6 inches
1996/07/02 Rainbow Trout 9,900 Greater than 6 inches
1996/05/29 Rainbow Trout 9,990 Greater than 6 inches
1996/05/09 Rainbow Trout 7,500 Greater than 6 inches
1995/08/22 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
1995/07/28 Rainbow Trout 2,100 Greater than 6 inches
1995/07/17 Rainbow Trout 2,499 Greater than 6 inches
1995/07/11 Rainbow Trout 2,499 Greater than 6 inches
1995/07/06 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
1995/06/07 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
1995/06/02 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
1995/05/19 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
1995/05/02 Rainbow Trout 6,000 Greater than 6 inches
1994/06/29 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
1994/06/08 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
1994/05/20 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
1994/05/02 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
1994/04/21 Rainbow Trout 7,500 Greater than 6 inches
1993/07/19 Rainbow Trout 5,130 Greater than 6 inches
1993/07/15 Rainbow Trout 5,060 Greater than 6 inches
1993/06/16 Rainbow Trout 4,980 Greater than 6 inches
1993/06/03 Rainbow Trout 5,040 Greater than 6 inches
1993/05/19 Rainbow Trout 10,000 Greater than 6 inches
1992/10/26 Rainbow Trout 1,005 Greater than 6 inches
1992/10/15 Rainbow Trout 4,500 Greater than 6 inches
1992/09/29 Rainbow Trout 4,360 Greater than 6 inches
1992/06/08 Rainbow Trout 2,160 Greater than 6 inches
1992/06/05 Rainbow Trout 24,990 Less than 6 inches
1992/06/03 Rainbow Trout 3,480 Greater than 6 inches
1992/05/19 Rainbow Trout 2,505 Greater than 6 inches
1991/07/22 Rainbow Trout 275 Adults
1991/06/25 Rainbow Trout 8,750 Greater than 6 inches
1991/05/23 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 2,814 Less than 6 inches
1991/05/23 Rainbow Trout 2,610 Greater than 6 inches
1990/06/01 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
1990/05/31 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 1,650 Less than 6 inches
1990/05/10 Rainbow Trout 2,700 Greater than 6 inches
1990/04/26 Rainbow Trout 3,600 Greater than 6 inches
1989/10/12 Rainbow Trout 10,000 Less than 6 inches
1989/07/05 Largemouth Bass 333 Less than 6 inches
1989/05/11 Rainbow Trout 6,400 Greater than 6 inches
1988/10/06 Rainbow Trout 17,500 Less than 6 inches
1988/09/30 Largemouth Bass 144 Less than 6 inches
1988/09/26 Rainbow Trout 5,220 Greater than 6 inches
1988/06/17 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
1988/03/29 Rainbow Trout 6,999 Greater than 6 inches
1987/07/23 Rainbow Trout 10,035 Less than 6 inches
1987/05/28 Rainbow Trout 2,100 Greater than 6 inches
1987/04/06 Rainbow Trout 6,000 Greater than 6 inches
1986/10/07 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
1986/06/16 Rainbow Trout 4,208 Greater than 6 inches
1986/05/14 Rainbow Trout 2,063 Greater than 6 inches
1986/04/24 Rainbow Trout 3,990 Adults
1985/06/24 Rainbow Trout 1,980 Greater than 6 inches
1985/06/04 Rainbow Trout 5,100 Greater than 6 inches
1985/05/16 Smallmouth Bass 35 Greater than 6 inches
1985/05/06 Rainbow Trout 10,800 Greater than 6 inches
1984/07/30 Rainbow Trout 12,187 Less than 6 inches
1984/05/29 Rainbow Trout 8,700 Less than 6 inches
1984/05/13 Smallmouth Bass 14 Adults
1984/04/19 Rainbow Trout 5,040 Greater than 6 inches
1982/10/21 Rainbow Trout 5,580 Greater than 6 inches
1982/07/22 Rainbow Trout 12,240 Less than 6 inches
1982/06/21 Rainbow Trout 1,280 Greater than 6 inches
1982/04/21 Rainbow Trout 2,568 Adults
1981/10/20 Rainbow Trout 6,240 Greater than 6 inches
1981/06/27 Rainbow Trout 2,280 Greater than 6 inches
1981/05/07 Rainbow Trout 9,000 Greater than 6 inches
1980/09/23 Rainbow Trout 8,100 Greater than 6 inches
1980/04/16 Rainbow Trout 8,640 Greater than 6 inches
1979/10/22 Rainbow Trout 3,680 Greater than 6 inches
1979/05/25 Rainbow Trout 1,540 Greater than 6 inches
1979/04/23 Rainbow Trout 6,000 Greater than 6 inches
1978/10/16 Rainbow Trout 2,940 Greater than 6 inches
1978/06/07 Brook Trout 8,120 Less than 6 inches
1978/05/23 Rainbow Trout 3,500 Greater than 6 inches
1978/04/17 Rainbow Trout 7,680 Greater than 6 inches
1977/10/18 Rainbow Trout 2,400 Greater than 6 inches
1977/08/08 Rainbow Trout 6,090 Less than 6 inches
1977/04/21 Rainbow Trout 4,800 Greater than 6 inches
1976/05/11 Rainbow Trout 2,240 Greater than 6 inches
1976/05/06 Rainbow Trout 5,280 Greater than 6 inches
1976/04/30 Rainbow Trout 2,170 Greater than 6 inches
1975/08/27 Brook Trout 10,476 Less than 6 inches
1975/07/03 Rainbow Trout 1,440 Greater than 6 inches
1975/06/25 Rainbow Trout 1,470 Greater than 6 inches
1975/05/05 Rainbow Trout 5,040 Greater than 6 inches
1974/06/12 Rainbow Trout 1,375 Greater than 6 inches
1974/05/16 Brook Trout 30,400 Less than 6 inches
1974/05/16 Rainbow Trout 2,240 Greater than 6 inches
1974/05/15 Brook Trout 4,770 Less than 6 inches
1974/04/27 Rainbow Trout 2,300 Greater than 6 inches
1973/07/19 Rainbow Trout 2,050 Greater than 6 inches
1973/05/30 Rainbow Trout 1,961 Greater than 6 inches
1973/04/27 Rainbow Trout 3,740 Greater than 6 inches
1973/04/19 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
1972/04/19 Rainbow Trout 650 Adults
1971/05/18 Brook Trout 15,600 Less than 6 inches
1971/04/21 Rainbow Trout 1,805 Greater than 6 inches
1970/08/06 Rainbow Trout 4,080 Greater than 6 inches
1970/05/01 Rainbow Trout 1,800 Greater than 6 inches
1970/04/21 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
1969/05/02 Rainbow Trout 1,485 Greater than 6 inches
1969/04/15 Rainbow Trout 2,400 Greater than 6 inches
1968/04/26 Rainbow Trout 1,840 Greater than 6 inches
1968/04/24 Rainbow Trout 1,560 Greater than 6 inches
Source: IDFG Fish Stocking Database.

Licenses and Tags

Learn more about IDFG Licenses, Tags & Permits
 

Boaters must observe the no-wake restriction on the reservoir.

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

Elk Creek Reservoir
  • Trout limit is 6, Brook Trout must be counted in trout limit
Clearwater Region Bag Limits
Bass (Largemouth and Smallmouth)

  • In rivers and streams, no bag, size or possession limits
  • In lakes and reservoirs, limit is 6, both species combined

Brook Trout

  • Brook Trout limit is 25

Bull Trout

  • Bull Trout limit is 0, catch-and-release

Kokanee

  • Kokanee limit is 25

Salmon 

  • Spring and summer Chinook Salmon seasons and limits are set annually 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 Snake River drainage below Hells Canyon Dam, the Salmon River drainage (excluding lakes and reservoirs), and the Clearwater River drainage (excluding that portion above Dworshak Dam, and lakes)
  • Seasons and limits for steelhead can be found here
  • Fishing for or targeting steelhead is prohibited unless a steelhead season is specifically opened for that water 

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 Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, and trout hybrids (e.g. Tiger Trout)

  • In rivers and streams, trout limit is 2, all species combined
  • In lakes, reservoirs, ditches and canals, trout limit is 6, all species combined
  • Does not include Bull Trout and Brook Trout which are listed separately

Whitefish

  • Whitefish limit is 25

Protected Nongame Fish includes Pacific Lamprey and Sand Roller

  • May not be harvested or possessed

All Other Fish Species includes bullfrogs and crayfish

  • No bag, size or possession limit
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