Dick Knox Pond

Payette River Drainage

    Dick Knox Pond in Gem County is 20.0 acres.


    Motor Restriction
    Boat Ramp
    Handicap Accessible
    ADA Access

    Recommended Game Fish

    Species Observed in Surveys

    Fish Stocking Records

    Date Species Quantity General Size
    2022/06/01 Rainbow Trout 1,130 Greater than 6 inches
    2022/05/18 Rainbow Trout 783 Greater than 6 inches
    2022/04/28 Rainbow Trout 822 Greater than 6 inches
    2022/03/09 Rainbow Trout 820 Greater than 6 inches
    2021/12/22 Rainbow Trout 339 Greater than 6 inches
    2021/11/18 Rainbow Trout 806 Greater than 6 inches
    2021/10/22 Rainbow Trout 633 Greater than 6 inches
    2021/10/19 Rainbow Trout 172 Greater than 6 inches
    2021/06/08 Rainbow Trout 1,067 Greater than 6 inches
    2021/05/11 Rainbow Trout 875 Greater than 6 inches
    2021/04/14 Rainbow Trout 844 Greater than 6 inches
    2021/03/25 Rainbow Trout 813 Greater than 6 inches
    2021/03/15 Rainbow Trout 1,392 Greater than 6 inches
    2021/02/19 Rainbow Trout 1,260 Greater than 6 inches
    2021/02/18 Rainbow Trout 1,356 Greater than 6 inches
    2021/02/17 Rainbow Trout 1,356 Greater than 6 inches
    2021/02/11 Rainbow Trout 1,560 Greater than 6 inches
    2021/02/05 Rainbow Trout 674 Greater than 6 inches
    2020/12/10 Rainbow Trout 1,017 Greater than 6 inches
    2020/11/17 Rainbow Trout 536 Greater than 6 inches
    2020/10/21 Rainbow Trout 1,382 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

    Dick Knox Pond
    • Bass limit is 2, none under 20 inches
    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 limit is 6


    • Spring and summer Chinook Salmon seasons and limits are set 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 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 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 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 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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