Fish Lake (PRIVATE ACCESS,no motorized entry)

Flows into the Fish Creek

  • Recommended Fishing Water

Fish Lake (PRIVATE ACCESS,no motorized entry) in Adams County is 19.3 acres.

Facilities

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

Recommended Game Fish

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size
2016/09/01 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
2016/06/06 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
2016/05/23 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
2015/09/02 Rainbow Trout 1,200 Greater than 6 inches
2015/06/08 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
2015/05/20 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
2014/09/03 Rainbow Trout 3,960 Greater than 6 inches
2014/06/11 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
2014/05/19 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
2013/09/12 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
2013/06/18 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
2013/05/21 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
2012/09/07 Rainbow Trout 1,595 Greater than 6 inches
2011/06/07 Rainbow Trout 1,980 Greater than 6 inches
2011/05/20 Rainbow Trout 1,960 Greater than 6 inches
2010/09/01 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
2010/06/09 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
2010/05/17 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
2009/08/31 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
2009/08/30 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Less than 6 inches
2009/06/15 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
2009/05/19 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
2008/08/27 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
2008/06/11 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
2007/08/16 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
2007/05/15 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
2006/09/22 Rainbow Trout 4,400 Less than 6 inches
2006/09/12 Rainbow Trout 2,365 Greater than 6 inches
2006/05/17 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
2005/09/08 Rainbow Trout 1,080 Greater than 6 inches
2005/09/07 Rainbow Trout 1,080 Greater than 6 inches
2005/05/17 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
2004/09/09 Rainbow Trout 1,650 Greater than 6 inches
2004/05/20 Rainbow Trout 2,070 Greater than 6 inches
2003/09/15 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
2003/05/15 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
2002/05/20 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
2001/09/18 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
2001/09/18 Rainbow Trout 4,800 Less than 6 inches
2000/09/20 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 10,912 Less than 6 inches
1999/09/27 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 10,500 Less than 6 inches
1999/05/18 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 11,520 Less than 6 inches
1998/05/26 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 5,000 Less than 6 inches
1997/09/25 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 13,020 Less than 6 inches
1997/09/19 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 12,730 Less than 6 inches
1997/09/15 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 14,750 Less than 6 inches
1997/05/21 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 13,000 Less than 6 inches
1996/09/19 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 700 Greater than 6 inches
1996/06/10 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 5,300 Less than 6 inches
1995/09/06 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 2,015 Less than 6 inches
1994/10/31 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 3,262 Less than 6 inches
1994/10/04 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 1,041 Less than 6 inches
1993/09/27 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 4,145 Less than 6 inches
1992/10/13 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 4,200 Less than 6 inches
1991/10/16 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 4,200 Less than 6 inches
1990/10/12 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 4,000 Less than 6 inches
1989/10/11 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 4,000 Less than 6 inches
1987/10/01 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 4,000 Less than 6 inches
1986/10/21 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 5,490 Less than 6 inches
1985/10/25 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 10,209 Less than 6 inches
1984/09/28 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 4,807 Less than 6 inches
1983/09/22 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 9,324 Less than 6 inches
1983/07/14 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 498 Less than 6 inches
1982/09/15 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 9,828 Less than 6 inches
1982/06/22 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 5,967 Less than 6 inches
1980/10/02 Cutthroat Trout 4,850 Less than 6 inches
1978/10/25 Cutthroat Trout 3,360 Greater than 6 inches
1977/05/05 Rainbow Trout 800 Greater than 6 inches
1976/05/17 Rainbow Trout 1,250 Greater than 6 inches
1976/05/14 Rainbow Trout 1,250 Greater than 6 inches
1975/07/23 Rainbow Trout 480 Greater than 6 inches
1975/06/25 Rainbow Trout 570 Greater than 6 inches
1975/05/29 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
1974/05/23 Rainbow Trout 840 Greater than 6 inches
1973/05/17 Rainbow Trout 1,480 Greater than 6 inches
1973/05/03 Rainbow Trout 810 Greater than 6 inches
1972/08/07 Rainbow Trout 1,785 Greater than 6 inches
1971/07/02 Rainbow Trout 2,340 Greater than 6 inches
1971/05/28 Rainbow Trout 1,920 Greater than 6 inches
1970/08/04 Rainbow Trout 1,020 Greater than 6 inches
1970/06/17 Rainbow Trout 1,200 Greater than 6 inches
1970/05/19 Rainbow Trout 720 Greater than 6 inches
1969/08/05 Rainbow Trout 690 Greater than 6 inches
1969/05/21 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1968/05/30 Rainbow Trout 800 Greater than 6 inches
Source: IDFG Fish Stocking Database.

Licenses and Tags

Learn more about IDFG Licenses, Tags & Permits
 

Fish Lake is an Idaho Fish and Game property, but the road and surrounding land are private property. As a result, there is no motorized public access to Fish Lake.

There is no access to Fish Lake on Fish Lake Road. However, the landowner to the north allows non-motorized access through the IDFG ACCESS YES! program. There are two ways to access this lake through the ACCESS YES! land, both from Big Creek Road out of New Meadows.

1) There is a BLM two-track that will take you near the top of the ridge, at which point you can walk south (cross-country) for approximately 0.5 miles across the ACCESS YES! property to the lake.

2) There is a two-track road that is solely on ACCESS YES! property that climbs straight up to the lake from Big Creek Road (road takes off directly west of the lake). This road is walk-in ONLY. No motorized access. This walk is approximately 0.5 miles as well, but has more elevation gain than option 1.

Due to difficulty of access, IDFG no longer operated the dam on Fish Lake. Therefore, this lake is low and weedy by mid summer. Fishing is best in spring and early summer.

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 Fish Lake (PRIVATE ACCESS,no motorized entry).
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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