Swan Falls Reservoir

Flows into the Snake River

  • Recommended Fishing Water

Swan Falls Reservoir in Ada and Owyhee Counties is 470.3 acres.

Swan Falls Reservoir offers fishing opportunity is a unique canyonlands environment. Most anglers target smallmouth bass via boat. Most facilities are managed by Idaho Power Corporation.

Facilities

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

Recommended Game Fish

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size
3/19/2020 White Sturgeon 200 Greater than 6 inches
10/17/2017 White Sturgeon 156 Adults
10/13/2016 White Sturgeon 104 Adults
10/26/2015 White Sturgeon 53 Adults
10/7/2014 Rainbow Trout 53,506 Greater than 6 inches
4/3/2014 White Sturgeon 153 Greater than 6 inches
1/19/1982 Rainbow Trout 1,292 Adults
12/9/1981 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
11/2/1981 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
10/2/1981 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1/13/1981 Rainbow Trout 1,588 Greater than 6 inches
12/9/1980 Rainbow Trout 1,628 Greater than 6 inches
10/17/1980 Rainbow Trout 1,085 Greater than 6 inches
2/15/1980 Rainbow Trout 800 Greater than 6 inches
1/17/1980 Rainbow Trout 1,600 Greater than 6 inches
1/26/1979 Rainbow Trout 3,450 Adults
1/19/1979 Rainbow Trout 3,190 Adults
12/19/1978 Rainbow Trout 1,680 Greater than 6 inches
10/24/1978 Rainbow Trout 800 Greater than 6 inches
Source: IDFG Fish Stocking Database.

Licenses and Tags

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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

No Special Rules for Swan Falls Reservoir.
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 (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 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 and sliding sinkers are 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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