Horseshoe Bend Mill Pond (Mill Pond)

Payette River Drainage

  • Recommended Fishing Water
  • Family Fishing Water

Horseshoe Bend Mill Pond (Mill Pond) in Boise County is 13.5 acres.

Just north of town, this pond features easy access and productive fishing for bass and trout in a pleasant setting next to the Payette River. Water level normally fluctuates due to the variety of sources.

Horseshoe Bend Pond is one of more than seventy waters designated as Family Fishing Waters in Idaho. These waters have been established to make it easier for families to go and enjoy fishing. The rules are simple and there are lots of fish to catch.

Facilities

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

Directions

From Horseshoe Bend, head north 1.5 miles on Hwy 55. Watch for the brown access sign just north of mile marker 65. Turn right onto Rocky Rd and go down the hill to the pond.

Recommended Game Fish

Species Observed in Surveys

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size
2022/06/22 Rainbow Trout 1,005 Greater than 6 inches
2022/05/12 Rainbow Trout 925 Greater than 6 inches
2022/04/27 Rainbow Trout 720 Greater than 6 inches
2022/03/24 Rainbow Trout 666 Greater than 6 inches
2021/11/24 Rainbow Trout 930 Greater than 6 inches
2021/10/12 Rainbow Trout 920 Greater than 6 inches
2021/06/08 Rainbow Trout 1,017 Greater than 6 inches
2021/05/26 Rainbow Trout 949 Greater than 6 inches
2021/04/29 Rainbow Trout 699 Greater than 6 inches
2021/03/18 Rainbow Trout 625 Greater than 6 inches
2020/11/17 Rainbow Trout 888 Greater than 6 inches
2020/10/15 Rainbow Trout 926 Greater than 6 inches
2020/06/10 Rainbow Trout 893 Greater than 6 inches
2020/05/14 Rainbow Trout 888 Greater than 6 inches
2020/04/22 Rainbow Trout 942 Greater than 6 inches
2020/03/26 Rainbow Trout 440 Greater than 6 inches
2019/11/08 Rainbow Trout 963 Greater than 6 inches
2019/10/17 Rainbow Trout 914 Greater than 6 inches
2019/05/31 Rainbow Trout 1,006 Greater than 6 inches
2019/05/15 Rainbow Trout 908 Greater than 6 inches
2019/04/25 Rainbow Trout 875 Greater than 6 inches
2019/03/21 Rainbow Trout 536 Greater than 6 inches
2018/11/27 Rainbow Trout 90 Adults
2018/11/27 Rainbow Trout 243 Greater than 6 inches
2018/11/15 Rainbow Trout 908 Greater than 6 inches
2018/10/17 Rainbow Trout 904 Greater than 6 inches
2018/06/05 Channel Catfish 50 Adults
2018/06/01 Rainbow Trout 923 Greater than 6 inches
2018/05/15 Rainbow Trout 938 Greater than 6 inches
2018/04/24 Rainbow Trout 891 Greater than 6 inches
2018/03/20 Rainbow Trout 459 Greater than 6 inches
2017/11/14 Rainbow Trout 915 Greater than 6 inches
2017/10/16 Rainbow Trout 971 Greater than 6 inches
2017/06/07 Channel Catfish 60 Adults
2017/06/07 Rainbow Trout 935 Greater than 6 inches
2017/05/19 Rainbow Trout 909 Greater than 6 inches
2017/04/25 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
2017/03/22 Rainbow Trout 429 Greater than 6 inches
2016/11/10 Rainbow Trout 909 Greater than 6 inches
2016/10/18 Rainbow Trout 931 Greater than 6 inches
2016/06/09 Channel Catfish 60 Adults
2016/06/09 Rainbow Trout 893 Greater than 6 inches
2016/05/19 Rainbow Trout 923 Greater than 6 inches
2016/04/26 Rainbow Trout 927 Greater than 6 inches
2016/03/17 Rainbow Trout 868 Greater than 6 inches
2015/11/06 Rainbow Trout 931 Greater than 6 inches
2015/10/09 Rainbow Trout 780 Greater than 6 inches
2015/07/09 Channel Catfish 50 Adults
2015/06/11 Rainbow Trout 1,868 Greater than 6 inches
2015/05/06 Rainbow Trout 917 Greater than 6 inches
2015/04/24 Rainbow Trout 889 Greater than 6 inches
2015/03/18 Rainbow Trout 480 Greater than 6 inches
2014/11/25 Rainbow Trout 901 Greater than 6 inches
2014/10/14 Rainbow Trout 920 Greater than 6 inches
2014/08/11 Grass Carp 620 Greater than 6 inches
2014/07/16 Channel Catfish 50 Adults
2014/06/11 Rainbow Trout 1,024 Greater than 6 inches
2014/05/15 Rainbow Trout 1,096 Greater than 6 inches
2014/04/01 Rainbow Trout 909 Greater than 6 inches
2014/02/26 Rainbow Trout 915 Greater than 6 inches
2013/11/06 Rainbow Trout 918 Greater than 6 inches
2013/10/17 Rainbow Trout 870 Greater than 6 inches
2013/07/18 Channel Catfish 70 Adults
2013/06/06 Rainbow Trout 998 Greater than 6 inches
2013/05/29 Channel Catfish 84 Adults
2013/05/15 Rainbow Trout 900 Greater than 6 inches
2013/04/11 Rainbow Trout 956 Greater than 6 inches
2013/03/20 Rainbow Trout 457 Greater than 6 inches
2012/11/14 Rainbow Trout 1,029 Greater than 6 inches
2012/10/10 Rainbow Trout 997 Greater than 6 inches
2012/06/28 Channel Catfish 80 Adults
2012/06/05 Channel Catfish 80 Adults
2012/06/05 Rainbow Trout 1,007 Greater than 6 inches
2012/05/08 Rainbow Trout 902 Greater than 6 inches
2012/04/19 Rainbow Trout 904 Greater than 6 inches
2012/03/08 Rainbow Trout 450 Greater than 6 inches
2012/02/22 Rainbow Trout 508 Greater than 6 inches
2011/10/26 Rainbow Trout 1,015 Greater than 6 inches
2011/10/11 Rainbow Trout 1,015 Greater than 6 inches
2011/08/19 Channel Catfish 65 Greater than 6 inches
2011/07/12 Channel Catfish 60 Adults
2011/06/27 Channel Catfish 70 Adults
2011/06/08 Rainbow Trout 1,080 Greater than 6 inches
2011/05/10 Rainbow Trout 525 Greater than 6 inches
2011/04/29 Rainbow Trout 525 Greater than 6 inches
2011/03/30 Rainbow Trout 660 Greater than 6 inches
2011/03/08 Rainbow Trout 775 Greater than 6 inches
2011/02/15 Rainbow Trout 513 Greater than 6 inches
2010/12/09 Rainbow Trout 578 Greater than 6 inches
2010/11/03 Rainbow Trout 990 Greater than 6 inches
2010/10/06 Rainbow Trout 888 Greater than 6 inches
2010/06/22 Channel Catfish 44 Adults
2010/06/09 Rainbow Trout 960 Greater than 6 inches
2010/05/06 Rainbow Trout 514 Greater than 6 inches
2010/04/23 Rainbow Trout 648 Greater than 6 inches
2010/03/30 Rainbow Trout 532 Greater than 6 inches
2010/02/23 Rainbow Trout 510 Greater than 6 inches
2010/02/02 Rainbow Trout 566 Greater than 6 inches
2010/01/27 Rainbow Trout 1,131 Greater than 6 inches
2009/11/30 Rainbow Trout 600 Greater than 6 inches
2009/11/17 Rainbow Trout 405 Greater than 6 inches
2009/11/03 Rainbow Trout 930 Greater than 6 inches
2009/10/20 Rainbow Trout 465 Greater than 6 inches
2009/09/29 Rainbow Trout 1,085 Greater than 6 inches
2009/09/09 Channel Catfish 80 Greater than 6 inches
2009/07/09 Channel Catfish 56 Greater than 6 inches
2009/06/11 Rainbow Trout 740 Greater than 6 inches
2009/06/10 Channel Catfish 66 Greater than 6 inches
2009/05/14 Rainbow Trout 555 Greater than 6 inches
2009/04/30 Rainbow Trout 935 Greater than 6 inches
2009/04/24 Rainbow Trout 510 Greater than 6 inches
2009/04/07 Rainbow Trout 499 Greater than 6 inches
2009/03/13 Rainbow Trout 499 Greater than 6 inches
2009/02/19 Rainbow Trout 570 Greater than 6 inches
2008/12/09 Rainbow Trout 600 Greater than 6 inches
2008/11/04 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
2008/10/01 Rainbow Trout 900 Greater than 6 inches
2008/09/09 Rainbow Trout 990 Greater than 6 inches
2008/08/21 Channel Catfish 75 Greater than 6 inches
2008/07/23 Channel Catfish 79 Greater than 6 inches
2008/07/08 Channel Catfish 119 Greater than 6 inches
2008/06/19 Channel Catfish 73 Greater than 6 inches
2008/06/05 Rainbow Trout 814 Greater than 6 inches
2008/04/24 Rainbow Trout 775 Greater than 6 inches
2008/04/03 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
2008/03/06 Rainbow Trout 525 Greater than 6 inches
2007/12/04 Rainbow Trout 562 Greater than 6 inches
2007/11/01 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
2007/10/11 Rainbow Trout 700 Greater than 6 inches
2007/06/07 Rainbow Trout 596 Greater than 6 inches
2007/04/27 Rainbow Trout 560 Greater than 6 inches
2007/03/27 Rainbow Trout 680 Greater than 6 inches
2007/02/27 Rainbow Trout 740 Greater than 6 inches
2006/11/07 Rainbow Trout 725 Greater than 6 inches
2006/10/11 Rainbow Trout 1,080 Greater than 6 inches
2006/06/07 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
2006/05/09 Rainbow Trout 775 Greater than 6 inches
2006/04/20 Rainbow Trout 1,158 Greater than 6 inches
2006/03/13 Rainbow Trout 2,230 Greater than 6 inches
2006/03/02 Rainbow Trout 1,610 Greater than 6 inches
2005/11/01 Rainbow Trout 578 Greater than 6 inches
2005/10/06 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
2005/09/26 Rainbow Trout 1,200 Greater than 6 inches
2005/06/09 Rainbow Trout 620 Greater than 6 inches
2004/10/21 Rainbow Trout 1,002 Greater than 6 inches
2004/10/06 Rainbow Trout 560 Greater than 6 inches
2004/09/23 Rainbow Trout 566 Greater than 6 inches
2004/06/08 Rainbow Trout 1,020 Greater than 6 inches
2004/05/11 Rainbow Trout 1,600 Greater than 6 inches
2004/04/04 Rainbow Trout 3,500 Greater than 6 inches
2003/06/04 Rainbow Trout 770 Greater than 6 inches
2003/05/01 Rainbow Trout 558 Greater than 6 inches
2003/04/17 Rainbow Trout 640 Greater than 6 inches
2003/03/27 Rainbow Trout 1,080 Greater than 6 inches
2002/11/13 Rainbow Trout 345 Greater than 6 inches
2002/11/05 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
2002/10/30 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
2002/10/03 Rainbow Trout 460 Greater than 6 inches
2002/09/19 Rainbow Trout 580 Greater than 6 inches
2002/06/04 Rainbow Trout 1,040 Greater than 6 inches
2002/05/16 Rainbow Trout 930 Greater than 6 inches
2002/04/10 Rainbow Trout 1,200 Greater than 6 inches
2002/03/07 Rainbow Trout 660 Greater than 6 inches
2001/11/14 Rainbow Trout 870 Greater than 6 inches
2001/10/25 Rainbow Trout 725 Greater than 6 inches
2001/10/10 Rainbow Trout 870 Greater than 6 inches
2001/06/05 Rainbow Trout 586 Greater than 6 inches
2001/05/11 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
2001/04/26 Rainbow Trout 1,018 Greater than 6 inches
2001/04/24 Bluegill 425 Less than 6 inches
2001/04/24 Largemouth Bass 576 Greater than 6 inches
2001/04/03 Rainbow Trout 900 Greater than 6 inches
2001/03/21 Rainbow Trout 1,200 Greater than 6 inches
1999/10/27 Rainbow Trout 630 Greater than 6 inches
1999/10/13 Rainbow Trout 1,260 Greater than 6 inches
1999/06/09 Rainbow Trout 650 Greater than 6 inches
1999/05/19 Rainbow Trout 615 Greater than 6 inches
1999/05/06 Rainbow Trout 540 Greater than 6 inches
1999/04/22 Rainbow Trout 620 Greater than 6 inches
1999/04/06 Rainbow Trout 620 Greater than 6 inches
1999/03/25 Rainbow Trout 620 Greater than 6 inches
1999/03/09 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
1998/11/16 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
1998/10/15 Rainbow Trout 945 Greater than 6 inches
1998/06/19 Rainbow Trout 1,550 Greater than 6 inches
1998/06/03 Rainbow Trout 1,135 Greater than 6 inches
1998/05/07 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
1998/04/13 Brown Trout 1,400 Less than 6 inches
1998/04/08 Rainbow Trout 1,480 Greater than 6 inches
1997/11/12 Rainbow Trout 920 Greater than 6 inches
1997/10/07 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
1997/05/07 Rainbow Trout 1,010 Greater than 6 inches
1997/04/08 Rainbow Trout 990 Greater than 6 inches
1996/11/05 Rainbow Trout 875 Greater than 6 inches
1996/10/08 Rainbow Trout 1,300 Greater than 6 inches
1996/09/24 Rainbow Trout 1,120 Greater than 6 inches
1996/06/04 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1996/05/23 Rainbow Trout 900 Greater than 6 inches
1996/05/07 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1996/04/25 Brown Trout 2,044 Less than 6 inches
1996/04/09 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
1996/03/13 Rainbow Trout 960 Greater than 6 inches
1996/02/28 Rainbow Trout 1,090 Greater than 6 inches
1995/10/10 Rainbow Trout 1,040 Greater than 6 inches
1995/09/26 Rainbow Trout 1,150 Greater than 6 inches
1995/06/08 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
1995/05/08 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1995/04/12 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1995/03/15 Rainbow Trout 1,020 Greater than 6 inches
1994/11/02 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1994/10/14 Rainbow Trout 100 Adults
1994/10/14 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
1994/06/10 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
1994/05/04 Rainbow Trout 1,111 Greater than 6 inches
1994/04/06 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1994/03/02 Rainbow Trout 1,008 Greater than 6 inches
1993/11/02 Rainbow Trout 1,020 Greater than 6 inches
1993/10/06 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1993/04/18 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1993/04/07 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1993/03/09 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
1992/05/11 Rainbow Trout 1,190 Greater than 6 inches
1992/04/28 Rainbow Trout 1,001 Greater than 6 inches
1992/04/13 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
1992/03/24 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1992/03/12 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1992/02/21 Rainbow Trout 850 Greater than 6 inches
1991/09/24 Rainbow Trout 322 Greater than 6 inches
1991/05/09 Rainbow Trout 943 Greater than 6 inches
1991/04/25 Rainbow Trout 700 Greater than 6 inches
1991/04/10 Rainbow Trout 701 Greater than 6 inches
1991/03/28 Rainbow Trout 700 Greater than 6 inches
1991/03/14 Rainbow Trout 700 Greater than 6 inches
1991/03/01 Rainbow Trout 800 Greater than 6 inches
1990/05/16 Rainbow Trout 819 Greater than 6 inches
1990/05/02 Rainbow Trout 720 Greater than 6 inches
1990/04/19 Rainbow Trout 1,445 Greater than 6 inches
1990/03/28 Rainbow Trout 1,230 Greater than 6 inches
1990/02/07 Rainbow Trout 840 Greater than 6 inches
1989/06/22 Rainbow Trout 180 Adults
1989/06/22 Rainbow Trout 721 Greater than 6 inches
1989/06/09 Rainbow Trout 900 Greater than 6 inches
1989/05/15 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1989/04/26 Rainbow Trout 1,008 Greater than 6 inches
1989/04/12 Rainbow Trout 29 Adults
1989/04/12 Rainbow Trout 963 Greater than 6 inches
1989/03/29 Rainbow Trout 45 Adults
1989/03/29 Rainbow Trout 954 Greater than 6 inches
1989/03/20 Rainbow Trout 1,020 Greater than 6 inches
1988/06/15 Rainbow Trout 1,404 Greater than 6 inches
1988/06/02 Rainbow Trout 1,280 Greater than 6 inches
1988/05/18 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
1988/04/28 Rainbow Trout 1,080 Greater than 6 inches
1988/04/19 Rainbow Trout 1,012 Greater than 6 inches
1988/03/15 Rainbow Trout 875 Greater than 6 inches
1988/02/26 Rainbow Trout 130 Adults
1988/02/26 Rainbow Trout 1,075 Greater than 6 inches
1987/05/22 Rainbow Trout 540 Greater than 6 inches
1987/04/28 Rainbow Trout 2,150 Greater than 6 inches
1987/04/10 Rainbow Trout 1,020 Greater than 6 inches
1987/02/27 Rainbow Trout 2,050 Greater than 6 inches
1986/06/05 Rainbow Trout 2,050 Greater than 6 inches
1986/05/13 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
1986/03/22 Rainbow Trout 1,755 Greater than 6 inches
1986/02/28 Rainbow Trout 1,750 Less than 6 inches
1985/07/23 Rainbow Trout 1,020 Greater than 6 inches
1985/06/27 Rainbow Trout 2,100 Greater than 6 inches
1985/05/13 Rainbow Trout 1,785 Greater than 6 inches
1985/04/19 Rainbow Trout 3,255 Greater than 6 inches
1984/06/22 Rainbow Trout 1,920 Greater than 6 inches
1984/05/24 Rainbow Trout 1,920 Greater than 6 inches
1984/04/11 Rainbow Trout 2,160 Greater than 6 inches
1984/03/16 Rainbow Trout 1,350 Greater than 6 inches
1983/06/28 Rainbow Trout 1,680 Greater than 6 inches
1983/05/19 Rainbow Trout 1,785 Greater than 6 inches
1983/04/29 Rainbow Trout 1,800 Greater than 6 inches
1983/03/28 Rainbow Trout 1,755 Greater than 6 inches
1982/09/14 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
1982/07/12 Rainbow Trout 1,750 Greater than 6 inches
1982/06/15 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
1982/04/26 Rainbow Trout 600 Adults
1982/03/24 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
1981/06/15 Rainbow Trout 1,630 Greater than 6 inches
1981/05/18 Rainbow Trout 1,160 Greater than 6 inches
1981/04/23 Rainbow Trout 1,280 Greater than 6 inches
1981/03/17 Rainbow Trout 1,240 Greater than 6 inches
1980/05/27 Rainbow Trout 2,340 Greater than 6 inches
1980/04/23 Rainbow Trout 4,750 Greater than 6 inches
1979/09/07 Rainbow Trout 2,960 Greater than 6 inches
1979/05/09 Rainbow Trout 1,750 Greater than 6 inches
1979/04/19 Rainbow Trout 2,520 Less than 6 inches
1979/04/06 Rainbow Trout 2,905 Greater than 6 inches
1978/09/06 Rainbow Trout 3,120 Less than 6 inches
1978/05/11 Rainbow Trout 2,450 Greater than 6 inches
1978/04/04 Rainbow Trout 3,502 Greater than 6 inches
1976/08/11 Rainbow Trout 4,760 Greater than 6 inches
1976/05/26 Rainbow Trout 1,690 Greater than 6 inches
1976/04/06 Rainbow Trout 2,640 Greater than 6 inches
1975/09/04 Rainbow Trout 3,200 Greater than 6 inches
1975/06/12 Rainbow Trout 2,997 Greater than 6 inches
1975/05/01 Rainbow Trout 3,200 Greater than 6 inches
1974/10/02 Rainbow Trout 3,675 Greater than 6 inches
1974/05/08 Rainbow Trout 1,400 Greater than 6 inches
1974/02/07 Rainbow Trout 6,090 Greater than 6 inches
1973/08/31 Rainbow Trout 3,870 Greater than 6 inches
1973/04/26 Rainbow Trout 2,480 Greater than 6 inches
1973/03/19 Rainbow Trout 3,780 Greater than 6 inches
1972/09/27 Rainbow Trout 4,950 Greater than 6 inches
1972/06/01 Rainbow Trout 650 Adults
1972/06/01 Rainbow Trout 1,440 Greater than 6 inches
1972/05/04 Rainbow Trout 3,300 Greater than 6 inches
1972/03/21 Rainbow Trout 2,940 Adults
1972/03/20 Rainbow Trout 2,400 Greater than 6 inches
1971/07/02 Rainbow Trout 2,800 Greater than 6 inches
1971/06/11 Rainbow Trout 3,120 Greater than 6 inches
1971/04/21 Rainbow Trout 5,520 Greater than 6 inches
1971/03/08 Rainbow Trout 3,780 Greater than 6 inches
1970/05/04 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
1970/03/25 Rainbow Trout 6,000 Greater than 6 inches
1970/03/09 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
1969/06/03 Rainbow Trout 2,100 Greater than 6 inches
1969/05/05 Rainbow Trout 6,000 Greater than 6 inches
1969/04/08 Rainbow Trout 6,000 Greater than 6 inches
1969/03/11 Rainbow Trout 4,800 Greater than 6 inches
1968/08/27 Rainbow Trout 1,687 Greater than 6 inches
1968/04/22 Rainbow Trout 4,500 Greater than 6 inches
1968/03/21 Rainbow Trout 6,000 Greater than 6 inches
Source: IDFG Fish Stocking Database.

Licenses and Tags

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Trout are stocked from fall through spring.

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

No Special Rules for Horseshoe Bend Mill Pond (Mill 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

  • Spring and summer Chinook Salmon seasons and limits are set 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 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 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 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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