Lost Valley Reservoir

Flows into the Lost Creek

  • Recommended Fishing Water

Lost Valley Reservoir in Adams County is 1,043.6 acres.

Lost Valley Reservoir offers anglers plenty of places to fish from the shoreline of this scenic reservoir. Fish for trout early in the summer because the reservoir is often drawn down by end of summer.

Facilities

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

Directions

Travel 16 miles north from Council on Highway 95 to the community of Pine Ridge. Turn west on Lost Valley Reservoir Road and travel 4 miles to Lost Valley Reservoir.

Recommended Game Fish

Species Observed in Surveys

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size
6/10/2019 Rainbow Trout 4,495 Greater than 6 inches
6/7/2019 Rainbow Trout 4,640 Greater than 6 inches
5/21/2019 Rainbow Trout 4,860 Greater than 6 inches
5/21/2018 Rainbow Trout 9,569 Greater than 6 inches
6/8/2017 Rainbow Trout 4,622 Greater than 6 inches
6/7/2017 Rainbow Trout 4,890 Greater than 6 inches
6/29/2016 Rainbow Trout 11,910 Greater than 6 inches
6/7/2016 Rainbow Trout 9,472 Greater than 6 inches
6/10/2015 Rainbow Trout 4,432 Greater than 6 inches
6/1/2015 Rainbow Trout 4,526 Greater than 6 inches
6/9/2014 Rainbow Trout 15,052 Greater than 6 inches
6/19/2013 Rainbow Trout 4,989 Greater than 6 inches
5/6/2013 Rainbow Trout 10,230 Greater than 6 inches
5/30/2012 Rainbow Trout 9,570 Greater than 6 inches
5/24/2012 Rainbow Trout 4,960 Greater than 6 inches
6/8/2011 Rainbow Trout 17,050 Greater than 6 inches
6/29/2010 Rainbow Trout 15,790 Greater than 6 inches
5/27/2009 Rainbow Trout 15,190 Greater than 6 inches
5/29/2008 Rainbow Trout 15,147 Greater than 6 inches
6/13/2007 Rainbow Trout 7,130 Greater than 6 inches
6/13/2006 Rainbow Trout 17,980 Greater than 6 inches
5/27/2005 Rainbow Trout 15,600 Greater than 6 inches
6/9/2004 Rainbow Trout 15,080 Greater than 6 inches
6/11/2003 Rainbow Trout 15,680 Greater than 6 inches
7/9/2002 Rainbow Trout 8,560 Less than 6 inches
6/12/2002 Rainbow Trout 8,844 Greater than 6 inches
5/30/2002 Rainbow Trout 10,880 Greater than 6 inches
5/28/2002 Rainbow Trout 15,080 Greater than 6 inches
5/17/2001 Rainbow Trout 9,240 Greater than 6 inches
5/14/2001 Rainbow Trout 9,600 Greater than 6 inches
5/18/2000 Rainbow Trout 9,600 Greater than 6 inches
6/16/1999 Rainbow Trout 10,140 Greater than 6 inches
5/19/1998 Rainbow Trout 9,800 Greater than 6 inches
5/28/1997 Splake 4,250 Greater than 6 inches
5/22/1997 Rainbow Trout 20,010 Less than 6 inches
5/13/1997 Rainbow Trout 10,200 Greater than 6 inches
10/17/1996 Rainbow Trout 25,680 Less than 6 inches
7/11/1996 Rainbow Trout 5,600 Greater than 6 inches
5/22/1996 Rainbow Trout 10,125 Greater than 6 inches
6/26/1995 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/24/1995 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
5/24/1995 Rainbow Trout 24,200 Less than 6 inches
5/18/1995 Rainbow Trout 6,200 Greater than 6 inches
4/27/1995 Rainbow Trout 3,008 Greater than 6 inches
5/16/1994 Rainbow Trout 9,990 Greater than 6 inches
9/22/1993 Splake 10,000 Less than 6 inches
6/9/1993 Rainbow Trout 51,000 Less than 6 inches
5/24/1993 Rainbow Trout 10,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/15/1992 Rainbow Trout 68,875 Less than 6 inches
5/20/1992 Rainbow Trout 25,140 Greater than 6 inches
5/17/1992 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Less than 6 inches
5/10/1989 Rainbow Trout 10,200 Greater than 6 inches
7/18/1988 Rainbow Trout 30,025 Less than 6 inches
7/5/1988 Rainbow Trout 34,300 Less than 6 inches
7/23/1987 Rainbow Trout 33,600 Less than 6 inches
6/22/1987 Rainbow Trout 34,200 Less than 6 inches
7/7/1986 Rainbow Trout 92,670 Less than 6 inches
5/19/1986 Cutbow - Cutthroat x Rainbow Trout 100 Adults
5/14/1986 Rainbow Trout 14,850 Greater than 6 inches
5/12/1986 Cutbow - Cutthroat x Rainbow Trout 109 Adults
5/1/1986 Rainbow Trout 9,800 Adults
6/18/1985 Rainbow Trout 10,240 Greater than 6 inches
6/10/1985 Fall Chinook 5,040 Less than 6 inches
5/15/1985 Rainbow Trout 10,200 Greater than 6 inches
9/7/1984 Fall Chinook 105 Adults
8/20/1984 Cutthroat Trout 2,990 Greater than 6 inches
6/11/1984 Fall Chinook 7,875 Less than 6 inches
6/8/1984 Rainbow Trout 8,700 Greater than 6 inches
6/4/1984 Rainbow Trout 8,460 Greater than 6 inches
10/29/1983 Fall Chinook 2,140 Less than 6 inches
7/20/1982 Fall Chinook 3,055 Less than 6 inches
7/20/1982 Rainbow Trout 9,120 Greater than 6 inches
6/1/1982 Rainbow Trout 7,440 Greater than 6 inches
5/14/1981 Rainbow Trout 5,400 Greater than 6 inches
6/17/1980 Rainbow Trout 9,450 Greater than 6 inches
5/19/1980 Rainbow Trout 7,020 Greater than 6 inches
6/7/1979 Rainbow Trout 5,520 Greater than 6 inches
6/5/1979 Rainbow Trout 5,280 Greater than 6 inches
6/4/1979 Rainbow Trout 5,280 Greater than 6 inches
5/24/1979 Rainbow Trout 5,520 Greater than 6 inches
6/14/1978 Rainbow Trout 7,920 Greater than 6 inches
5/25/1978 Rainbow Trout 7,200 Greater than 6 inches
5/24/1978 Rainbow Trout 7,200 Greater than 6 inches
6/20/1977 Rainbow Trout 2,530 Greater than 6 inches
5/11/1977 Rainbow Trout 1,600 Greater than 6 inches
6/8/1976 Rainbow Trout 8,640 Greater than 6 inches
5/24/1976 Rainbow Trout 5,520 Greater than 6 inches
7/21/1975 Rainbow Trout 9,120 Greater than 6 inches
7/7/1975 Rainbow Trout 5,280 Greater than 6 inches
6/27/1975 Rainbow Trout 1,140 Greater than 6 inches
6/11/1975 Rainbow Trout 1,380 Greater than 6 inches
9/26/1974 Cutthroat Trout 48,000 Less than 6 inches
9/26/1974 Rainbow Trout 28,875 Less than 6 inches
7/17/1974 Rainbow Trout 2,460 Greater than 6 inches
6/27/1974 Rainbow Trout 1,320 Greater than 6 inches
5/30/1974 Rainbow Trout 3,600 Greater than 6 inches
10/19/1973 Rainbow Trout 8,280 Less than 6 inches
10/17/1973 Rainbow Trout 9,100 Less than 6 inches
6/4/1973 Rainbow Trout 1,320 Greater than 6 inches
5/16/1973 Rainbow Trout 16,910 Greater than 6 inches
5/10/1973 Rainbow Trout 1,740 Greater than 6 inches
5/31/1972 Rainbow Trout 900 Greater than 6 inches
5/25/1972 Rainbow Trout 780 Adults
7/19/1971 Rainbow Trout 2,040 Greater than 6 inches
7/1/1971 Rainbow Trout 3,690 Greater than 6 inches
6/10/1971 Rainbow Trout 2,220 Greater than 6 inches
6/3/1971 Rainbow Trout 1,620 Greater than 6 inches
5/25/1971 Rainbow Trout 1,920 Greater than 6 inches
7/31/1970 Rainbow Trout 2,040 Greater than 6 inches
7/9/1970 Rainbow Trout 65,826 Less than 6 inches
6/18/1970 Rainbow Trout 35,100 Less than 6 inches
6/12/1970 Rainbow Trout 1,800 Greater than 6 inches
5/29/1970 Rainbow Trout 2,640 Greater than 6 inches
5/26/1970 Rainbow Trout 3,600 Greater than 6 inches
9/10/1968 Rainbow Trout 114,000 Less than 6 inches
8/15/1968 Rainbow Trout 3,120 Less than 6 inches
6/11/1968 Rainbow Trout 110,960 Less than 6 inches
6/1/1968 Rainbow Trout 600 Greater than 6 inches
5/29/1968 Rainbow Trout 1,800 Greater than 6 inches
5/28/1968 Rainbow Trout 4,650 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 Lost Valley 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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