Moose Creek Reservoir

Flows into the Moose Creek

  • Recommended Fishing Water
  • Family Fishing Water

Moose Creek Reservoir in Latah County is 34.2 acres.

A shallow lake in rolling timbered hills on Idaho's Birding Trail, Moose Creek Reservoir is ideal for kayaks and float tubes. A trail surrounds the lake and nine fishing docks provide good shore fishing opportunities. There is a small developed boat ramp but gas motors are not allowed on this lake. Rainbow trout are heavily stocked in the spring and fall.

Facilities

Motor Restriction
Yes
Boat Ramp
Yes
Dock
Yes
Toilet
Handicap Accessible
Campground
Yes
ADA Access
Handicap Accessible

Directions

Take State Hwy 8 east from Moscow and about 10 miles past Deary. About 0.4 mile west of Bovill, turn north at the Access sign onto Moose Creek Rd and continue 1.5 miles to the reservoir.

Recommended Game Fish

Species Observed in Surveys

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size
2022/07/18 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
2022/05/18 Rainbow Trout 2,800 Greater than 6 inches
2021/10/13 Rainbow Trout 3,520 Greater than 6 inches
2021/10/07 Rainbow Trout 7,020 Greater than 6 inches
2021/06/14 Rainbow Trout 3,060 Greater than 6 inches
2021/05/17 Rainbow Trout 4,524 Greater than 6 inches
2020/10/06 Rainbow Trout 3,032 Greater than 6 inches
2020/09/29 Rainbow Trout 3,792 Greater than 6 inches
2020/06/04 Rainbow Trout 3,342 Greater than 6 inches
2020/05/20 Rainbow Trout 4,495 Greater than 6 inches
2019/10/08 Rainbow Trout 3,502 Greater than 6 inches
2019/10/02 Rainbow Trout 3,105 Greater than 6 inches
2019/06/03 Rainbow Trout 4,280 Greater than 6 inches
2019/05/14 Rainbow Trout 4,095 Greater than 6 inches
2018/10/10 Rainbow Trout 3,450 Greater than 6 inches
2018/10/02 Rainbow Trout 4,350 Greater than 6 inches
2018/10/01 Rainbow Trout 3,798 Greater than 6 inches
2018/05/29 Rainbow Trout 3,186 Greater than 6 inches
2018/05/16 Rainbow Trout 3,023 Greater than 6 inches
2017/10/12 Rainbow Trout 3,487 Greater than 6 inches
2017/10/03 Rainbow Trout 2,988 Greater than 6 inches
2017/06/08 Rainbow Trout 1,501 Greater than 6 inches
2017/05/17 Rainbow Trout 2,991 Greater than 6 inches
2017/05/09 Rainbow Trout 3,257 Greater than 6 inches
2016/10/31 Rainbow Trout 946 Greater than 6 inches
2016/10/27 Rainbow Trout 3,840 Greater than 6 inches
2016/09/30 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
2016/06/21 Rainbow Trout 1,490 Greater than 6 inches
2016/05/17 Rainbow Trout 2,993 Greater than 6 inches
2016/04/20 Rainbow Trout 3,800 Greater than 6 inches
2015/10/14 Rainbow Trout 5,472 Greater than 6 inches
2015/10/06 Rainbow Trout 4,200 Greater than 6 inches
2015/10/05 Rainbow Trout 3,003 Greater than 6 inches
2015/05/19 Rainbow Trout 3,014 Greater than 6 inches
2015/04/27 Rainbow Trout 4,680 Greater than 6 inches
2014/10/21 Rainbow Trout 5,231 Greater than 6 inches
2014/10/09 Rainbow Trout 2,520 Greater than 6 inches
2014/06/23 Rainbow Trout 2,357 Greater than 6 inches
2014/06/09 Rainbow Trout 5,616 Greater than 6 inches
2014/04/29 Rainbow Trout 5,670 Greater than 6 inches
2013/09/23 Rainbow Trout 5,060 Greater than 6 inches
2013/06/10 Rainbow Trout 3,200 Greater than 6 inches
2013/05/29 Rainbow Trout 5,018 Greater than 6 inches
2013/04/16 Rainbow Trout 5,130 Greater than 6 inches
2012/10/23 Rainbow Trout 5,125 Greater than 6 inches
2012/06/11 Rainbow Trout 6,000 Greater than 6 inches
2012/05/02 Rainbow Trout 7,500 Greater than 6 inches
2011/11/03 Rainbow Trout 3,989 Greater than 6 inches
2011/10/12 Rainbow Trout 5,230 Greater than 6 inches
2011/09/20 Rainbow Trout 3,812 Greater than 6 inches
2011/04/27 Rainbow Trout 6,200 Greater than 6 inches
2010/10/06 Rainbow Trout 4,369 Greater than 6 inches
2010/05/25 Rainbow Trout 2,970 Greater than 6 inches
2010/04/28 Rainbow Trout 9,600 Greater than 6 inches
2009/10/06 Rainbow Trout 4,500 Greater than 6 inches
2009/06/16 Rainbow Trout 5,850 Greater than 6 inches
2009/05/12 Rainbow Trout 6,710 Greater than 6 inches
2008/09/29 Rainbow Trout 6,000 Greater than 6 inches
2008/05/28 Rainbow Trout 8,400 Greater than 6 inches
2007/09/26 Rainbow Trout 4,900 Greater than 6 inches
2007/04/24 Rainbow Trout 9,600 Greater than 6 inches
2006/10/11 Rainbow Trout 6,240 Greater than 6 inches
2006/06/14 Rainbow Trout 8,910 Greater than 6 inches
2006/06/08 Rainbow Trout 4,007 Greater than 6 inches
2006/04/26 Rainbow Trout 8,100 Greater than 6 inches
2005/09/29 Rainbow Trout 5,010 Greater than 6 inches
2005/04/11 Rainbow Trout 7,200 Greater than 6 inches
2004/09/20 Rainbow Trout 5,280 Greater than 6 inches
2004/09/15 Rainbow Trout 4,680 Greater than 6 inches
2004/06/09 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
2004/05/25 Rainbow Trout 4,976 Greater than 6 inches
2004/05/13 Rainbow Trout 5,040 Greater than 6 inches
2004/05/10 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
2004/04/12 Rainbow Trout 7,200 Greater than 6 inches
2003/09/22 Rainbow Trout 6,900 Greater than 6 inches
2003/06/03 Rainbow Trout 4,380 Greater than 6 inches
2003/05/13 Rainbow Trout 4,905 Greater than 6 inches
2003/04/29 Rainbow Trout 5,025 Greater than 6 inches
2002/10/07 Rainbow Trout 5,060 Greater than 6 inches
2002/06/07 Rainbow Trout 5,400 Greater than 6 inches
2002/05/24 Rainbow Trout 6,240 Greater than 6 inches
2001/07/19 Rainbow Trout 3,865 Greater than 6 inches
2001/06/06 Rainbow Trout 5,040 Greater than 6 inches
2001/05/10 Rainbow Trout 5,008 Greater than 6 inches
2001/03/29 Rainbow Trout 9,690 Greater than 6 inches
2000/10/03 Rainbow Trout 4,500 Greater than 6 inches
2000/09/14 Rainbow Trout 4,500 Greater than 6 inches
2000/06/01 Rainbow Trout 2,250 Greater than 6 inches
2000/05/08 Rainbow Trout 4,440 Greater than 6 inches
2000/04/10 Rainbow Trout 4,500 Greater than 6 inches
1999/10/06 Rainbow Trout 4,950 Greater than 6 inches
1999/06/08 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
1999/05/12 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
1999/04/13 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
1998/04/13 Rainbow Trout 5,140 Greater than 6 inches
1997/10/28 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
1997/05/03 Rainbow Trout 2,520 Greater than 6 inches
1997/05/02 Rainbow Trout 9,990 Greater than 6 inches
1996/09/25 Rainbow Trout 9,990 Greater than 6 inches
1996/05/29 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
1996/05/22 Rainbow Trout 930 Greater than 6 inches
1996/05/16 Rainbow Trout 4,200 Greater than 6 inches
1995/06/02 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
1995/06/01 Rainbow Trout 11,560 Less than 6 inches
1995/05/19 Rainbow Trout 1,160 Greater than 6 inches
1995/04/25 Rainbow Trout 3,840 Greater than 6 inches
1995/04/13 Rainbow Trout 2,640 Greater than 6 inches
1994/09/21 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
1994/09/20 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
1994/06/21 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
1994/06/07 Rainbow Trout 1,750 Greater than 6 inches
1994/05/18 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
1994/05/02 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
1994/04/21 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
1993/10/26 Rainbow Trout 10,800 Less than 6 inches
1993/10/21 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
1993/06/17 Rainbow Trout 3,090 Greater than 6 inches
1993/06/07 Rainbow Trout 2,020 Greater than 6 inches
1993/05/19 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
1993/04/29 Rainbow Trout 420 Less than 6 inches
1993/04/28 Rainbow Trout 2,810 Greater than 6 inches
1993/04/27 Rainbow Trout 2,310 Greater than 6 inches
1992/10/27 Rainbow Trout 2,160 Greater than 6 inches
1992/10/26 Rainbow Trout 3,750 Greater than 6 inches
1992/10/06 Rainbow Trout 3,240 Greater than 6 inches
1992/05/15 Rainbow Trout 2,505 Greater than 6 inches
1992/04/22 Rainbow Trout 2,520 Greater than 6 inches
1991/10/03 Rainbow Trout 2,610 Greater than 6 inches
1991/07/22 Rainbow Trout 275 Adults
1991/06/25 Rainbow Trout 3,500 Greater than 6 inches
1991/05/23 Rainbow Trout 2,610 Greater than 6 inches
1991/04/12 Rainbow Trout 2,480 Greater than 6 inches
1990/10/02 Cutbow - Cutthroat x Rainbow Trout 2,475 Greater than 6 inches
1990/06/01 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
1990/04/26 Rainbow Trout 3,060 Greater than 6 inches
1989/10/12 Rainbow Trout 10,000 Less than 6 inches
1989/05/11 Rainbow Trout 3,200 Greater than 6 inches
1988/09/28 Rainbow Trout 5,510 Greater than 6 inches
1988/05/24 Rainbow Trout 2,430 Greater than 6 inches
1988/03/28 Rainbow Trout 5,003 Greater than 6 inches
1987/10/05 Rainbow Trout 11,520 Less than 6 inches
1987/05/28 Rainbow Trout 3,300 Greater than 6 inches
1987/04/07 Rainbow Trout 5,070 Greater than 6 inches
1986/06/30 Rainbow Trout 8,010 Greater than 6 inches
1986/05/05 Rainbow Trout 4,625 Greater than 6 inches
1986/04/16 Rainbow Trout 5,320 Greater than 6 inches
1985/10/21 Rainbow Trout 5,040 Greater than 6 inches
1985/08/28 Rainbow Trout 18,700 Less than 6 inches
1985/06/24 Rainbow Trout 5,280 Greater than 6 inches
1985/06/06 Rainbow Trout 5,100 Greater than 6 inches
1985/05/14 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
1985/04/24 Rainbow Trout 6,300 Greater than 6 inches
1984/10/17 Rainbow Trout 6,075 Greater than 6 inches
1984/08/15 Brook Trout 2,610 Less than 6 inches
1984/07/19 Rainbow Trout 6,800 Greater than 6 inches
1984/05/31 Rainbow Trout 8,100 Greater than 6 inches
1984/04/13 Rainbow Trout 5,760 Greater than 6 inches
1983/10/18 Rainbow Trout 2,145 Greater than 6 inches
1983/06/23 Rainbow Trout 4,240 Less than 6 inches
1983/05/05 Rainbow Trout 5,040 Greater than 6 inches
1983/04/11 Rainbow Trout 5,070 Greater than 6 inches
1982/10/20 Rainbow Trout 6,600 Greater than 6 inches
1982/08/02 Rainbow Trout 7,140 Greater than 6 inches
1982/07/14 Brook Trout 3,760 Less than 6 inches
1982/06/18 Rainbow Trout 1,760 Greater than 6 inches
1982/05/10 Bluegill 225 Greater than 6 inches
1982/04/29 Rainbow Trout 1,320 Adults
1982/04/29 Rainbow Trout 1,920 Greater than 6 inches
1981/10/27 Rainbow Trout 6,240 Greater than 6 inches
1981/07/09 Brook Trout 2,818 Less than 6 inches
1981/06/30 Rainbow Trout 1,980 Greater than 6 inches
1981/06/10 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
1981/04/30 Rainbow Trout 2,714 Greater than 6 inches
1981/04/13 Rainbow Trout 6,300 Greater than 6 inches
1980/05/29 Rainbow Trout 3,060 Greater than 6 inches
1980/04/24 Rainbow Trout 10,990 Greater than 6 inches
1979/05/09 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
1979/04/24 Rainbow Trout 1,650 Greater than 6 inches
1979/04/20 Rainbow Trout 2,100 Greater than 6 inches
1979/04/18 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
1978/06/07 Brook Trout 2,552 Less than 6 inches
1978/05/18 Rainbow Trout 2,030 Greater than 6 inches
1978/04/25 Rainbow Trout 1,150 Greater than 6 inches
1978/04/20 Rainbow Trout 2,560 Greater than 6 inches
1978/04/19 Rainbow Trout 3,200 Greater than 6 inches
1977/06/07 Rainbow Trout 2,280 Greater than 6 inches
1977/05/17 Rainbow Trout 1,900 Greater than 6 inches
1977/04/26 Rainbow Trout 2,100 Greater than 6 inches
1976/05/13 Rainbow Trout 1,680 Greater than 6 inches
1976/05/04 Rainbow Trout 1,760 Greater than 6 inches
1976/04/29 Rainbow Trout 2,170 Greater than 6 inches
1975/11/04 Largemouth Bass 300 Less than 6 inches
1975/08/27 Brook Trout 4,268 Less than 6 inches
1975/06/24 Rainbow Trout 1,470 Greater than 6 inches
1975/05/14 Rainbow Trout 850 Greater than 6 inches
1975/05/07 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
1975/05/06 Rainbow Trout 2,100 Greater than 6 inches
1974/09/12 Brook Trout 3,036 Less than 6 inches
1974/06/27 Rainbow Trout 800 Greater than 6 inches
1974/05/02 Rainbow Trout 2,320 Greater than 6 inches
1973/06/29 Rainbow Trout 2,300 Greater than 6 inches
1973/04/18 Rainbow Trout 2,400 Greater than 6 inches
1972/04/28 Rainbow Trout 1,170 Adults
1971/04/21 Rainbow Trout 1,615 Greater than 6 inches
1970/05/01 Rainbow Trout 1,800 Greater than 6 inches
1970/04/30 Rainbow Trout 3,120 Greater than 6 inches
1969/04/22 Rainbow Trout 1,820 Greater than 6 inches
1969/04/21 Rainbow Trout 1,820 Greater than 6 inches
1968/06/05 Rainbow Trout 3,500 Greater than 6 inches
1968/04/25 Rainbow Trout 2,760 Greater than 6 inches
Source: IDFG Fish Stocking Database.

Licenses and Tags

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Electric motors only.

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

Moose Creek Reservoir
  • Electric motors only
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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