Dworshak Reservoir

Flows into the North Fork Clearwater River

  • Recommended Fishing Water

Dworshak Reservoir in Clearwater County is 16,484.5 acres.

Facilities

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

Recommended Game Fish

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size
2022/05/16 Rainbow Trout 2,247 Greater than 6 inches
2021/07/12 Rainbow Trout 5,805 Greater than 6 inches
2021/06/15 Rainbow Trout 2,325 Greater than 6 inches
2021/05/13 Rainbow Trout 2,117 Greater than 6 inches
2020/10/29 Rainbow Trout 2,406 Greater than 6 inches
2020/07/17 Rainbow Trout 3,960 Greater than 6 inches
2020/07/01 Rainbow Trout 2,104 Greater than 6 inches
2020/06/25 Rainbow Trout 2,351 Greater than 6 inches
2020/05/13 Rainbow Trout 2,133 Greater than 6 inches
2019/10/16 Rainbow Trout 3,586 Greater than 6 inches
2019/07/10 Rainbow Trout 2,768 Greater than 6 inches
2019/06/27 Rainbow Trout 2,025 Greater than 6 inches
2019/05/21 Rainbow Trout 2,093 Greater than 6 inches
2018/10/23 Rainbow Trout 1,279 Greater than 6 inches
2018/10/15 Rainbow Trout 4,213 Greater than 6 inches
2018/06/14 Rainbow Trout 2,325 Greater than 6 inches
2018/05/23 Rainbow Trout 2,100 Greater than 6 inches
2017/10/17 Rainbow Trout 4,321 Greater than 6 inches
2017/06/21 Rainbow Trout 4,509 Greater than 6 inches
2016/10/18 Rainbow Trout 1,323 Greater than 6 inches
2016/10/13 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
2016/06/27 Rainbow Trout 2,323 Greater than 6 inches
2016/05/09 Rainbow Trout 2,100 Greater than 6 inches
2015/10/13 Rainbow Trout 3,344 Greater than 6 inches
2015/09/15 Rainbow Trout 2,100 Greater than 6 inches
2015/06/23 Rainbow Trout 2,325 Greater than 6 inches
2015/05/13 Rainbow Trout 2,100 Greater than 6 inches
2014/10/29 Rainbow Trout 5,192 Greater than 6 inches
2014/10/16 Rainbow Trout 3,500 Less than 6 inches
2014/07/08 Rainbow Trout 3,500 Greater than 6 inches
2014/06/03 Rainbow Trout 3,321 Greater than 6 inches
2014/05/13 Rainbow Trout 3,940 Greater than 6 inches
2012/08/24 Rainbow Trout 11,750 Greater than 6 inches
2011/07/08 Rainbow Trout 5,550 Greater than 6 inches
2011/06/14 Rainbow Trout 21,200 Greater than 6 inches
2011/06/07 Rainbow Trout 23,370 Greater than 6 inches
2010/06/01 Rainbow Trout 22,674 Greater than 6 inches
2010/04/12 Rainbow Trout 23,270 Greater than 6 inches
2009/07/08 Rainbow Trout 8,160 Greater than 6 inches
2009/06/15 Rainbow Trout 9,900 Greater than 6 inches
2009/06/10 Rainbow Trout 21,600 Greater than 6 inches
2009/05/20 Rainbow Trout 10,500 Greater than 6 inches
2008/06/11 Rainbow Trout 20,022 Greater than 6 inches
2006/06/06 Rainbow Trout 37,120 Greater than 6 inches
2006/05/01 Rainbow Trout 22,625 Greater than 6 inches
2005/04/25 Rainbow Trout 22,260 Greater than 6 inches
2005/04/20 Rainbow Trout 28,397 Greater than 6 inches
2004/06/16 Rainbow Trout 6,480 Greater than 6 inches
2004/04/29 Rainbow Trout 23,400 Greater than 6 inches
2004/04/12 Rainbow Trout 18,120 Greater than 6 inches
2003/05/08 Rainbow Trout 7,152 Greater than 6 inches
2003/04/29 Rainbow Trout 17,441 Greater than 6 inches
2003/04/10 Rainbow Trout 21,450 Greater than 6 inches
2002/06/18 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
2002/06/12 Rainbow Trout 18,000 Greater than 6 inches
2002/04/29 Rainbow Trout 8,320 Greater than 6 inches
2002/04/16 Rainbow Trout 8,960 Greater than 6 inches
2002/04/10 Rainbow Trout 12,800 Greater than 6 inches
2001/05/08 Rainbow Trout 1,088 Greater than 6 inches
2001/04/24 Rainbow Trout 9,152 Greater than 6 inches
2001/04/16 Rainbow Trout 21,048 Greater than 6 inches
2001/04/10 Rainbow Trout 24,480 Greater than 6 inches
2001/04/03 Rainbow Trout 25,200 Greater than 6 inches
2001/03/22 Rainbow Trout 46,092 Greater than 6 inches
2000/05/31 Rainbow Trout 21,420 Greater than 6 inches
2000/05/24 Rainbow Trout 20,160 Greater than 6 inches
2000/04/16 Rainbow Trout 20,160 Greater than 6 inches
2000/04/11 Rainbow Trout 25,130 Greater than 6 inches
2000/03/26 Rainbow Trout 45,862 Greater than 6 inches
1999/06/03 Rainbow Trout 36,300 Greater than 6 inches
1999/05/25 Rainbow Trout 24,000 Greater than 6 inches
1999/05/18 Rainbow Trout 23,680 Greater than 6 inches
1999/04/26 Rainbow Trout 20,500 Greater than 6 inches
1999/04/20 Rainbow Trout 45,675 Greater than 6 inches
1998/05/20 Rainbow Trout 11,280 Greater than 6 inches
1998/05/19 Rainbow Trout 7,560 Greater than 6 inches
1998/05/15 Kokanee 484,600 Less than 6 inches
1998/04/29 Rainbow Trout 9,800 Greater than 6 inches
1997/04/17 Rainbow Trout 2,250 Greater than 6 inches
1997/04/16 Rainbow Trout 19,000 Greater than 6 inches
1997/04/15 Rainbow Trout 9,500 Greater than 6 inches
1997/04/14 Rainbow Trout 9,250 Greater than 6 inches
1996/05/21 Rainbow Trout 1,225 Greater than 6 inches
1996/05/15 Rainbow Trout 19,075 Greater than 6 inches
1996/05/02 Rainbow Trout 10,200 Greater than 6 inches
1995/05/11 Rainbow Trout 17,700 Greater than 6 inches
1992/06/08 Rainbow Trout 80,000 Less than 6 inches
1990/05/10 Rainbow Trout 113,817 Less than 6 inches
1990/05/08 Rainbow Trout 108,209 Less than 6 inches
1989/06/08 Rainbow Trout 76,930 Less than 6 inches
1989/06/06 Rainbow Trout 80,230 Less than 6 inches
1989/06/01 Rainbow Trout 88,220 Less than 6 inches
1987/07/23 Rainbow Trout 38,483 Less than 6 inches
1987/07/21 Rainbow Trout 55,373 Less than 6 inches
1987/06/09 Rainbow Trout 80,400 Less than 6 inches
1986/06/05 Rainbow Trout 79,338 Less than 6 inches
1986/06/03 Rainbow Trout 77,435 Less than 6 inches
1985/05/16 Rainbow Trout 26,885 Greater than 6 inches
1985/05/14 Rainbow Trout 26,600 Greater than 6 inches
1985/05/13 Rainbow Trout 26,600 Greater than 6 inches
1985/04/01 Rainbow Trout 75,750 Greater than 6 inches
1984/06/12 Rainbow Trout 13,260 Greater than 6 inches
1984/06/11 Rainbow Trout 8,553 Greater than 6 inches
1984/05/17 Rainbow Trout 8,971 Greater than 6 inches
1984/05/16 Rainbow Trout 14,977 Greater than 6 inches
1984/01/05 Rainbow Trout 9,846 Greater than 6 inches
1984/01/04 Rainbow Trout 11,954 Greater than 6 inches
1983/11/29 Rainbow Trout 17,859 Greater than 6 inches
1983/11/28 Rainbow Trout 10,348 Greater than 6 inches
1983/06/24 Rainbow Trout 11,031 Greater than 6 inches
1983/06/14 Rainbow Trout 11,295 Greater than 6 inches
1983/05/25 Rainbow Trout 14,862 Greater than 6 inches
1983/05/24 Rainbow Trout 10,858 Greater than 6 inches
1983/05/23 Rainbow Trout 7,328 Greater than 6 inches
1983/04/21 Rainbow Trout 11,137 Greater than 6 inches
1983/04/20 Rainbow Trout 21,707 Greater than 6 inches
1983/04/11 Rainbow Trout 116,407 Less than 6 inches
1983/03/31 Rainbow Trout 17,749 Greater than 6 inches
1983/03/31 Rainbow Trout 71,677 Less than 6 inches
1983/03/30 Rainbow Trout 208,242 Less than 6 inches
1983/01/26 Rainbow Trout 28,777 Greater than 6 inches
1983/01/25 Rainbow Trout 14,978 Greater than 6 inches
1982/05/27 Rainbow Trout 6,000 Greater than 6 inches
1982/05/26 Rainbow Trout 6,000 Greater than 6 inches
1982/05/13 Rainbow Trout 12,000 Greater than 6 inches
1982/04/29 Rainbow Trout 11,700 Greater than 6 inches
1982/04/28 Rainbow Trout 16,560 Greater than 6 inches
1982/04/08 Rainbow Trout 12,700 Greater than 6 inches
1982/04/07 Rainbow Trout 88,996 Less than 6 inches
1981/05/29 Rainbow Trout 5,800 Greater than 6 inches
1981/05/28 Rainbow Trout 2,900 Greater than 6 inches
1981/05/27 Rainbow Trout 2,900 Greater than 6 inches
1981/05/21 Rainbow Trout 8,700 Greater than 6 inches
1981/05/18 Rainbow Trout 11,600 Greater than 6 inches
1981/04/15 Rainbow Trout 12,288 Greater than 6 inches
1981/04/13 Rainbow Trout 4,400 Greater than 6 inches
1981/04/10 Rainbow Trout 17,600 Greater than 6 inches
1981/04/09 Rainbow Trout 16,400 Greater than 6 inches
1981/04/08 Rainbow Trout 12,000 Greater than 6 inches
1981/04/06 Rainbow Trout 8,000 Greater than 6 inches
1981/03/13 Rainbow Trout 241,036 Less than 6 inches
1981/03/12 Rainbow Trout 291,180 Less than 6 inches
1981/03/11 Rainbow Trout 9,600 Greater than 6 inches
1981/03/10 Rainbow Trout 9,600 Greater than 6 inches
1981/03/09 Rainbow Trout 9,600 Greater than 6 inches
1980/09/04 Rainbow Trout 37,200 Less than 6 inches
1980/07/09 Rainbow Trout 11,780 Greater than 6 inches
1980/07/08 Rainbow Trout 4,267 Greater than 6 inches
1980/07/07 Rainbow Trout 8,422 Greater than 6 inches
1980/07/02 Rainbow Trout 5,490 Greater than 6 inches
1980/06/27 Rainbow Trout 18,018 Greater than 6 inches
1980/06/26 Rainbow Trout 18,036 Greater than 6 inches
1980/06/24 Rainbow Trout 4,500 Greater than 6 inches
1980/06/23 Rainbow Trout 4,500 Greater than 6 inches
1980/03/28 Rainbow Trout 237,888 Less than 6 inches
1980/03/26 Rainbow Trout 285,456 Less than 6 inches
1980/03/24 Rainbow Trout 263,150 Less than 6 inches
1980/03/21 Rainbow Trout 320,706 Less than 6 inches
1980/03/19 Rainbow Trout 213,470 Less than 6 inches
1980/03/17 Rainbow Trout 183,562 Less than 6 inches
1979/09/25 Rainbow Trout 117,500 Greater than 6 inches
1979/07/16 Rainbow Trout 15,772 Less than 6 inches
1979/07/05 Rainbow Trout 34,432 Less than 6 inches
1979/07/02 Rainbow Trout 58,492 Less than 6 inches
1979/06/25 Smallmouth Bass 420,000 Less than 6 inches
1979/06/20 Rainbow Trout 39,208 Less than 6 inches
1979/06/19 Rainbow Trout 47,684 Less than 6 inches
1979/06/18 Smallmouth Bass 100,000 Less than 6 inches
1979/06/15 Smallmouth Bass 100,000 Less than 6 inches
1979/06/01 Brook Trout 1,900 Less than 6 inches
1979/05/31 Brook Trout 1,974 Less than 6 inches
1979/05/25 Rainbow Trout 220 Greater than 6 inches
1979/05/24 Rainbow Trout 245,747 Less than 6 inches
1979/05/17 Rainbow Trout 367,783 Less than 6 inches
1979/05/10 Kokanee 117,464 Less than 6 inches
1979/04/06 Rainbow Trout 16,120 Less than 6 inches
1979/04/04 Rainbow Trout 23,665 Less than 6 inches
1979/04/02 Rainbow Trout 67,121 Less than 6 inches
1979/03/19 Rainbow Trout 280,000 Less than 6 inches
1978/07/21 Kokanee 59,392 Less than 6 inches
1978/06/02 Rainbow Trout 1,700 Adults
1978/05/10 Steelhead Trout 465 Adults
1978/05/03 Steelhead Trout 20 Adults
1978/05/01 Steelhead Trout 18 Adults
1978/04/28 Steelhead Trout 30 Adults
1978/04/26 Steelhead Trout 36 Adults
1978/04/07 Steelhead Trout 600 Adults
1978/04/05 Steelhead Trout 200 Adults
1978/04/04 Steelhead Trout 600 Adults
1978/04/03 Steelhead Trout 400 Adults
1978/02/13 Rainbow Trout 1,160 Adults
1977/11/17 Rainbow Trout 3,120 Greater than 6 inches
1977/11/08 Rainbow Trout 4,616 Greater than 6 inches
1977/11/02 Rainbow Trout 5,025 Greater than 6 inches
1977/10/27 Rainbow Trout 5,135 Greater than 6 inches
1977/10/19 Rainbow Trout 5,180 Greater than 6 inches
1977/08/17 Rainbow Trout 13,978 Greater than 6 inches
1977/08/16 Rainbow Trout 9,718 Greater than 6 inches
1977/08/09 Rainbow Trout 31,222 Less than 6 inches
1977/08/08 Rainbow Trout 27,872 Less than 6 inches
1977/05/19 Rainbow Trout 329,591 Less than 6 inches
1977/05/18 Rainbow Trout 350,720 Less than 6 inches
1977/05/17 Rainbow Trout 338,570 Less than 6 inches
1977/05/13 Rainbow Trout 13,793 Less than 6 inches
1977/05/12 Smallmouth Bass 75,000 Less than 6 inches
1977/04/28 Rainbow Trout 23,707 Greater than 6 inches
1977/04/27 Kokanee 2,450,000 Less than 6 inches
1977/04/08 Rainbow Trout 5,423 Greater than 6 inches
1977/04/06 Steelhead Trout 113 Adults
1976/11/06 Brook Trout 1,215 Less than 6 inches
1976/09/21 Rainbow Trout 4,378 Adults
1976/09/13 Rainbow Trout 7,810 Adults
1976/09/08 Rainbow Trout 7,288 Adults
1976/08/30 Rainbow Trout 8,300 Adults
1976/06/25 Rainbow Trout 160,000 Less than 6 inches
1976/06/15 Rainbow Trout 455,000 Less than 6 inches
1976/06/03 Smallmouth Bass 50,000 Less than 6 inches
1976/06/02 Rainbow Trout 19,768 Greater than 6 inches
1976/05/03 Kokanee 1,326,000 Less than 6 inches
1976/04/05 Rainbow Trout 19,824 Greater than 6 inches
1976/03/15 Rainbow Trout 18,649 Greater than 6 inches
1976/02/18 Rainbow Trout 18,500 Greater than 6 inches
1976/02/10 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Adults
1975/09/16 Rainbow Trout 2,226 Adults
1975/09/09 Kokanee 186,456 Less than 6 inches
1975/08/28 Rainbow Trout 6,354 Greater than 6 inches
1975/07/03 Rainbow Trout 1,080 Greater than 6 inches
1975/06/26 Rainbow Trout 48,334 Greater than 6 inches
1975/06/25 Rainbow Trout 17,999 Greater than 6 inches
1975/06/23 Rainbow Trout 14,418 Greater than 6 inches
1975/06/18 Kokanee 64,600 Less than 6 inches
1975/06/17 Rainbow Trout 21,000 Less than 6 inches
1975/06/16 Rainbow Trout 210,656 Less than 6 inches
1975/06/13 Kokanee 9,520 Less than 6 inches
1975/06/13 Rainbow Trout 12,097 Greater than 6 inches
1975/06/12 Rainbow Trout 14,915 Greater than 6 inches
1975/06/11 Kokanee 465,931 Less than 6 inches
1975/06/10 Kokanee 546,131 Less than 6 inches
1975/06/03 Kokanee 796,435 Less than 6 inches
1975/05/29 Rainbow Trout 5,620 Greater than 6 inches
1975/05/29 Smallmouth Bass 15,000 Less than 6 inches
1975/05/28 Smallmouth Bass 85,000 Less than 6 inches
1975/05/22 Rainbow Trout 6,440 Greater than 6 inches
1975/05/15 Rainbow Trout 4,389 Greater than 6 inches
1975/05/09 Kokanee 1,015,800 Less than 6 inches
1975/05/08 Rainbow Trout 3,944 Greater than 6 inches
1975/05/01 Rainbow Trout 3,500 Greater than 6 inches
1975/04/25 Rainbow Trout 5,833 Greater than 6 inches
1975/04/18 Rainbow Trout 5,972 Greater than 6 inches
1975/04/10 Bull Trout 122,789 Less than 6 inches
1975/04/10 Rainbow Trout 6,972 Greater than 6 inches
1975/04/03 Rainbow Trout 6,540 Greater than 6 inches
1975/04/03 Rainbow Trout 441,370 Less than 6 inches
1975/03/27 Rainbow Trout 10,673 Greater than 6 inches
1975/03/05 Rainbow Trout 760 Adults
1975/03/04 Rainbow Trout 9,842 Greater than 6 inches
1975/02/25 Rainbow Trout 301 Adults
1975/02/25 Smallmouth Bass 253 Greater than 6 inches
1974/06/13 Cutthroat Trout 45,463 Less than 6 inches
1974/06/12 Rainbow Trout 240,346 Less than 6 inches
1974/06/10 Kokanee 217,288 Less than 6 inches
1974/06/06 Rainbow Trout 509,844 Less than 6 inches
1974/06/03 Rainbow Trout 178,368 Less than 6 inches
1974/05/30 Rainbow Trout 141,000 Less than 6 inches
1974/05/28 Smallmouth Bass 105,000 Less than 6 inches
1974/05/02 Steelhead Trout 564 Adults
1974/02/20 Rainbow Trout 500 Adults
1974/02/20 Steelhead Trout 39 Adults
1974/02/08 Rainbow Trout 134 Adults
1973/12/18 Rainbow Trout 507 Adults
1973/10/11 Rainbow Trout 85 Adults
1973/10/04 Rainbow Trout 100 Adults
1973/10/01 Rainbow Trout 500 Adults
1973/06/07 Smallmouth Bass 50,000 Less than 6 inches
1973/06/06 Rainbow Trout 2,250 Greater than 6 inches
1973/06/04 Kokanee 591,192 Less than 6 inches
1973/06/04 Rainbow Trout 2,086,552 Less than 6 inches
1973/06/01 Rainbow Trout 237,900 Less than 6 inches
1973/04/26 Rainbow Trout 2,380 Greater than 6 inches
1973/04/14 Steelhead Trout 834 Greater than 6 inches
1973/03/30 Rainbow Trout 28,285 Greater than 6 inches
1973/03/13 Rainbow Trout 16,761 Greater than 6 inches
1973/03/12 Rainbow Trout 44,474 Greater than 6 inches
1973/03/05 Rainbow Trout 42,823 Greater than 6 inches
1973/02/28 Rainbow Trout 43,233 Greater than 6 inches
1973/02/01 Rainbow Trout 14,744 Greater than 6 inches
1973/01/31 Rainbow Trout 24,864 Greater than 6 inches
1973/01/30 Rainbow Trout 13,342 Greater than 6 inches
1972/06/13 Kokanee 764,150 Less than 6 inches
1972/06/13 Rainbow Trout 505,620 Less than 6 inches
1972/06/07 Kokanee 121,425 Less than 6 inches
1972/06/06 Kokanee 127,170 Less than 6 inches
1972/05/31 Rainbow Trout 68,000 Less than 6 inches
1972/05/26 Rainbow Trout 52,000 Less than 6 inches
1972/05/25 Rainbow Trout 148,060 Less than 6 inches
1972/05/19 Rainbow Trout 86,876 Greater than 6 inches
1972/05/18 Rainbow Trout 93,663 Greater than 6 inches
1972/05/17 Rainbow Trout 65,624 Greater than 6 inches
1972/05/16 Rainbow Trout 23,663 Greater than 6 inches
1972/04/19 Rainbow Trout 650 Adults
1971/04/28 Rainbow Trout 1,980 Greater than 6 inches
1970/04/28 Rainbow Trout 1,300 Greater than 6 inches
1969/05/02 Rainbow Trout 1,620 Greater than 6 inches
1968/04/25 Rainbow Trout 2,300 Greater than 6 inches
Source: IDFG Fish Stocking Database.

Licenses and Tags

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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

Dworshak Reservoir
  • Trout limit is 6, only 2 may be Cutthroat Trout, no Cutthroat Trout under 14 inches
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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