Elk Creek Reservoir

Flows into the Elk Creek

  • Recommended Fishing Water
  • Family Fishing Water

Elk Creek Reservoir in Clearwater County is 186.1 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
6/18/2019 Rainbow Trout 1,491 Greater than 6 inches
6/6/2019 Rainbow Trout 3,022 Greater than 6 inches
5/15/2019 Rainbow Trout 2,719 Greater than 6 inches
10/18/2018 Rainbow Trout 6,042 Greater than 6 inches
5/31/2018 Rainbow Trout 4,500 Greater than 6 inches
5/22/2018 Rainbow Trout 2,700 Greater than 6 inches
10/16/2017 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
9/25/2017 Rainbow Trout 2,980 Greater than 6 inches
6/8/2017 Rainbow Trout 4,509 Greater than 6 inches
5/15/2017 Rainbow Trout 2,726 Greater than 6 inches
10/31/2016 Rainbow Trout 946 Greater than 6 inches
10/18/2016 Rainbow Trout 3,013 Greater than 6 inches
9/8/2016 Rainbow Trout 3,002 Greater than 6 inches
6/28/2016 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
6/12/2016 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/6/2016 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
10/21/2015 Rainbow Trout 5,715 Greater than 6 inches
10/15/2015 Rainbow Trout 5,472 Greater than 6 inches
10/8/2015 Rainbow Trout 6,620 Greater than 6 inches
9/11/2015 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/26/2015 Rainbow Trout 4,470 Greater than 6 inches
5/13/2015 Rainbow Trout 2,700 Greater than 6 inches
7/8/2014 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
10/16/2013 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/7/2013 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/6/2013 Rainbow Trout 4,700 Greater than 6 inches
6/20/2012 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
5/23/2012 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
5/9/2012 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/6/2011 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/14/2011 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
10/4/2010 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/1/2010 Rainbow Trout 4,950 Greater than 6 inches
6/8/2010 Rainbow Trout 4,960 Greater than 6 inches
5/26/2010 Rainbow Trout 4,500 Greater than 6 inches
8/30/2009 Rainbow Trout 5,600 Greater than 6 inches
6/3/2009 Rainbow Trout 7,500 Greater than 6 inches
5/4/2009 Rainbow Trout 805 Greater than 6 inches
4/27/2009 Rainbow Trout 6,720 Greater than 6 inches
10/2/2008 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/3/2008 Rainbow Trout 7,500 Greater than 6 inches
6/10/2008 Rainbow Trout 7,500 Greater than 6 inches
5/28/2008 Rainbow Trout 7,500 Greater than 6 inches
6/27/2007 Rainbow Trout 7,590 Greater than 6 inches
6/4/2007 Rainbow Trout 7,500 Greater than 6 inches
5/15/2007 Rainbow Trout 7,502 Greater than 6 inches
8/30/2006 Rainbow Trout 12,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/9/2006 Rainbow Trout 7,475 Greater than 6 inches
5/26/2006 Rainbow Trout 7,500 Greater than 6 inches
9/28/2005 Rainbow Trout 5,010 Greater than 6 inches
7/15/2005 Rainbow Trout 7,350 Greater than 6 inches
6/2/2005 Rainbow Trout 7,492 Greater than 6 inches
5/3/2005 Rainbow Trout 7,140 Greater than 6 inches
9/16/2004 Rainbow Trout 1,560 Greater than 6 inches
9/7/2004 Rainbow Trout 4,940 Greater than 6 inches
6/9/2004 Rainbow Trout 7,518 Greater than 6 inches
5/20/2004 Rainbow Trout 7,513 Greater than 6 inches
7/8/2003 Rainbow Trout 7,015 Greater than 6 inches
6/9/2003 Rainbow Trout 9,408 Greater than 6 inches
5/8/2003 Rainbow Trout 8,249 Greater than 6 inches
6/21/2002 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/20/2002 Rainbow Trout 18,934 Greater than 6 inches
7/11/2001 Rainbow Trout 9,408 Greater than 6 inches
6/27/2001 Rainbow Trout 7,548 Greater than 6 inches
6/6/2001 Rainbow Trout 7,470 Greater than 6 inches
5/7/2001 Rainbow Trout 20,880 Greater than 6 inches
5/2/2001 Rainbow Trout 8,608 Greater than 6 inches
6/26/2000 Rainbow Trout 9,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/2/2000 Rainbow Trout 9,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/8/2000 Rainbow Trout 7,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/12/1999 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/1/1999 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/22/1999 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/8/1999 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/11/1999 Rainbow Trout 7,500 Greater than 6 inches
10/15/1998 Rainbow Trout 5,250 Greater than 6 inches
6/3/1998 Rainbow Trout 10,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/22/1998 Rainbow Trout 3,800 Greater than 6 inches
5/20/1998 Rainbow Trout 7,000 Greater than 6 inches
4/29/1998 Rainbow Trout 11,200 Greater than 6 inches
10/31/1997 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/27/1997 Rainbow Trout 10,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/30/1997 Rainbow Trout 4,050 Greater than 6 inches
5/5/1997 Rainbow Trout 5,940 Greater than 6 inches
4/22/1997 Rainbow Trout 7,505 Greater than 6 inches
10/3/1996 Rainbow Trout 2,970 Greater than 6 inches
9/26/1996 Rainbow Trout 5,330 Greater than 6 inches
7/2/1996 Rainbow Trout 9,900 Greater than 6 inches
5/29/1996 Rainbow Trout 9,990 Greater than 6 inches
5/9/1996 Rainbow Trout 7,500 Greater than 6 inches
8/22/1995 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
7/28/1995 Rainbow Trout 2,100 Greater than 6 inches
7/17/1995 Rainbow Trout 2,499 Greater than 6 inches
7/11/1995 Rainbow Trout 2,499 Greater than 6 inches
7/6/1995 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
6/7/1995 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/2/1995 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/19/1995 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
5/2/1995 Rainbow Trout 6,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/29/1994 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/8/1994 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/20/1994 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/2/1994 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
4/21/1994 Rainbow Trout 7,500 Greater than 6 inches
7/19/1993 Rainbow Trout 5,130 Greater than 6 inches
7/15/1993 Rainbow Trout 5,060 Greater than 6 inches
6/16/1993 Rainbow Trout 4,980 Greater than 6 inches
6/3/1993 Rainbow Trout 5,040 Greater than 6 inches
5/19/1993 Rainbow Trout 10,000 Greater than 6 inches
10/26/1992 Rainbow Trout 1,005 Greater than 6 inches
10/15/1992 Rainbow Trout 4,500 Greater than 6 inches
9/29/1992 Rainbow Trout 4,360 Greater than 6 inches
6/8/1992 Rainbow Trout 2,160 Greater than 6 inches
6/5/1992 Rainbow Trout 24,990 Less than 6 inches
6/3/1992 Rainbow Trout 3,480 Greater than 6 inches
5/19/1992 Rainbow Trout 2,505 Greater than 6 inches
7/22/1991 Rainbow Trout 275 Adults
6/25/1991 Rainbow Trout 8,750 Greater than 6 inches
5/23/1991 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 2,814 Less than 6 inches
5/23/1991 Rainbow Trout 2,610 Greater than 6 inches
6/1/1990 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
5/31/1990 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout 1,650 Less than 6 inches
5/10/1990 Rainbow Trout 2,700 Greater than 6 inches
4/26/1990 Rainbow Trout 3,600 Greater than 6 inches
10/12/1989 Rainbow Trout 10,000 Less than 6 inches
7/5/1989 Largemouth Bass 333 Less than 6 inches
5/11/1989 Rainbow Trout 6,400 Greater than 6 inches
10/6/1988 Rainbow Trout 17,500 Less than 6 inches
9/30/1988 Largemouth Bass 144 Less than 6 inches
9/26/1988 Rainbow Trout 5,220 Greater than 6 inches
6/17/1988 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
3/29/1988 Rainbow Trout 6,999 Greater than 6 inches
7/23/1987 Rainbow Trout 10,035 Less than 6 inches
5/28/1987 Rainbow Trout 2,100 Greater than 6 inches
4/6/1987 Rainbow Trout 6,000 Greater than 6 inches
10/7/1986 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/16/1986 Rainbow Trout 4,208 Greater than 6 inches
5/14/1986 Rainbow Trout 2,063 Greater than 6 inches
4/24/1986 Rainbow Trout 3,990 Adults
6/24/1985 Rainbow Trout 1,980 Greater than 6 inches
6/4/1985 Rainbow Trout 5,100 Greater than 6 inches
5/16/1985 Smallmouth Bass 35 Greater than 6 inches
5/6/1985 Rainbow Trout 10,800 Greater than 6 inches
7/30/1984 Rainbow Trout 12,187 Less than 6 inches
5/29/1984 Rainbow Trout 8,700 Less than 6 inches
5/13/1984 Smallmouth Bass 14 Adults
4/19/1984 Rainbow Trout 5,040 Greater than 6 inches
10/21/1982 Rainbow Trout 5,580 Greater than 6 inches
7/22/1982 Rainbow Trout 12,240 Less than 6 inches
6/21/1982 Rainbow Trout 1,280 Greater than 6 inches
4/21/1982 Rainbow Trout 2,568 Adults
10/20/1981 Rainbow Trout 6,240 Greater than 6 inches
6/27/1981 Rainbow Trout 2,280 Greater than 6 inches
5/7/1981 Rainbow Trout 9,000 Greater than 6 inches
9/23/1980 Rainbow Trout 8,100 Greater than 6 inches
4/16/1980 Rainbow Trout 8,640 Greater than 6 inches
10/22/1979 Rainbow Trout 3,680 Greater than 6 inches
5/25/1979 Rainbow Trout 1,540 Greater than 6 inches
4/23/1979 Rainbow Trout 6,000 Greater than 6 inches
10/16/1978 Rainbow Trout 2,940 Greater than 6 inches
6/7/1978 Brook Trout 8,120 Less than 6 inches
5/23/1978 Rainbow Trout 3,500 Greater than 6 inches
4/17/1978 Rainbow Trout 7,680 Greater than 6 inches
10/18/1977 Rainbow Trout 2,400 Greater than 6 inches
8/8/1977 Rainbow Trout 6,090 Less than 6 inches
4/21/1977 Rainbow Trout 4,800 Greater than 6 inches
5/11/1976 Rainbow Trout 2,240 Greater than 6 inches
5/6/1976 Rainbow Trout 5,280 Greater than 6 inches
4/30/1976 Rainbow Trout 2,170 Greater than 6 inches
8/27/1975 Brook Trout 10,476 Less than 6 inches
7/3/1975 Rainbow Trout 1,440 Greater than 6 inches
6/25/1975 Rainbow Trout 1,470 Greater than 6 inches
5/5/1975 Rainbow Trout 5,040 Greater than 6 inches
6/12/1974 Rainbow Trout 1,375 Greater than 6 inches
5/16/1974 Brook Trout 30,400 Less than 6 inches
5/16/1974 Rainbow Trout 2,240 Greater than 6 inches
5/15/1974 Brook Trout 4,770 Less than 6 inches
4/27/1974 Rainbow Trout 2,300 Greater than 6 inches
7/19/1973 Rainbow Trout 2,050 Greater than 6 inches
5/30/1973 Rainbow Trout 1,961 Greater than 6 inches
4/27/1973 Rainbow Trout 3,740 Greater than 6 inches
4/19/1973 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
4/19/1972 Rainbow Trout 650 Adults
5/18/1971 Brook Trout 15,600 Less than 6 inches
4/21/1971 Rainbow Trout 1,805 Greater than 6 inches
8/6/1970 Rainbow Trout 4,080 Greater than 6 inches
5/1/1970 Rainbow Trout 1,800 Greater than 6 inches
4/21/1970 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/2/1969 Rainbow Trout 1,485 Greater than 6 inches
4/15/1969 Rainbow Trout 2,400 Greater than 6 inches
4/26/1968 Rainbow Trout 1,840 Greater than 6 inches
4/24/1968 Rainbow Trout 1,560 Greater than 6 inches
Source: IDFG Fish Stocking Database.

Licenses and Tags

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

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

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 (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 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)
  • Fishing for or targeting steelhead is prohibited unless a steelhead season is specifically opened for that water (see fishing regulations)
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 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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