Tolo Lake

Salmon River Drainage

  • Recommended Fishing Water

Tolo Lake in Idaho County is 36.1 acres.

Tolo Lake provides fishing in the wide open Camas Prairie. It's easy to get to and supports a warm water fishery.

Facilities

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

Directions

Driving north on US Highway 95 a few miles past Whitebird Pass, turn left onto Lake Road. Drive 2 more miles and you're there.

Recommended Game Fish

Species Observed in Surveys

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size
2022/06/10 Rainbow Trout 730 Greater than 6 inches
2022/05/27 Rainbow Trout 730 Greater than 6 inches
2022/04/12 Rainbow Trout 717 Greater than 6 inches
2021/06/10 Rainbow Trout 688 Greater than 6 inches
2021/05/13 Rainbow Trout 704 Greater than 6 inches
2021/04/14 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
2020/07/16 Channel Catfish 150 Greater than 6 inches
2020/06/09 Rainbow Trout 718 Greater than 6 inches
2020/05/11 Rainbow Trout 949 Greater than 6 inches
2020/04/14 Rainbow Trout 729 Greater than 6 inches
2019/07/24 Channel Catfish 102 Greater than 6 inches
2019/06/03 Rainbow Trout 822 Greater than 6 inches
2019/05/22 Rainbow Trout 503 Greater than 6 inches
2018/07/11 Channel Catfish 100 Greater than 6 inches
2018/06/05 Rainbow Trout 600 Greater than 6 inches
2017/09/26 Rainbow Trout 301 Greater than 6 inches
2017/07/19 Channel Catfish 100 Greater than 6 inches
2017/05/17 Rainbow Trout 292 Greater than 6 inches
2016/07/13 Channel Catfish 99 Greater than 6 inches
2016/06/15 Rainbow Trout 301 Greater than 6 inches
2016/05/17 Rainbow Trout 297 Greater than 6 inches
2015/06/24 Channel Catfish 101 Greater than 6 inches
2015/06/22 Rainbow Trout 300 Greater than 6 inches
2015/05/26 Rainbow Trout 300 Greater than 6 inches
2014/07/16 Channel Catfish 93 Greater than 6 inches
2014/06/03 Rainbow Trout 295 Greater than 6 inches
2014/05/12 Rainbow Trout 288 Greater than 6 inches
2013/07/17 Channel Catfish 205 Greater than 6 inches
2013/05/23 Rainbow Trout 300 Greater than 6 inches
2012/06/29 Rainbow Trout 300 Greater than 6 inches
2012/05/21 Rainbow Trout 300 Greater than 6 inches
2011/07/20 Channel Catfish 198 Greater than 6 inches
2011/05/31 Rainbow Trout 299 Greater than 6 inches
2011/05/10 Rainbow Trout 300 Greater than 6 inches
2010/07/14 Channel Catfish 204 Greater than 6 inches
2009/07/15 Channel Catfish 198 Greater than 6 inches
2008/10/21 Rainbow Trout 810 Greater than 6 inches
2008/07/23 Channel Catfish 202 Greater than 6 inches
2007/07/10 Channel Catfish 183 Greater than 6 inches
2006/07/26 Channel Catfish 200 Greater than 6 inches
2005/08/10 Channel Catfish 202 Greater than 6 inches
2005/06/25 Channel Catfish 202 Greater than 6 inches
2005/05/20 Largemouth Bass 60 Greater than 6 inches
2004/09/22 Channel Catfish 200 Greater than 6 inches
2003/07/07 Channel Catfish 98 Greater than 6 inches
2003/07/07 Largemouth Bass 104 Greater than 6 inches
1997/10/29 Rainbow Trout 2,568 Greater than 6 inches
1997/10/23 Rainbow Trout 2,400 Greater than 6 inches
1996/10/03 Rainbow Trout 4,950 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. Access to the reservoir is allowed year round.

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 Tolo Lake.
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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