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

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 (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 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)
  • Fishing for or targeting steelhead is prohibited unless a steelhead season is specifically opened for that water (see fishing regulations)
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 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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