Wilson Springs Trophy Pond

Flows into the Wilson Drain

  • Recommended Fishing Water
  • Family Fishing Water

Wilson Springs Trophy Pond in Canyon County is 8.4 acres.

This pond complex offers an easy way to experience nature. Paved pathways provide improved access to several fishing areas, while unimproved trails let kids fish from shore and explore, making this a popular family destination.

Facilities

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

Directions

From Interstate 84 in Nampa, take Garrity exit 38 and head south for 0.3 mile. Turn left on Stamm Ln and in 0.3 mile, turn right on Happy Valley Rd and go 4.4 miles. Turn right onto E Locust Ln and go west 2 miles, then turn right on S Powerline Rd and go 0.3 mile to the parking lot.

Recommended Game Fish

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size
9/5/2019 Rainbow Trout 124 Greater than 6 inches
8/21/2019 Rainbow Trout 194 Greater than 6 inches
8/2/2019 Rainbow Trout 132 Greater than 6 inches
7/19/2019 Rainbow Trout 202 Greater than 6 inches
7/3/2019 Rainbow Trout 256 Greater than 6 inches
6/27/2019 Rainbow Trout 154 Greater than 6 inches
6/21/2019 Rainbow Trout 185 Greater than 6 inches
6/14/2019 Rainbow Trout 186 Greater than 6 inches
6/7/2019 Rainbow Trout 375 Greater than 6 inches
5/23/2019 Rainbow Trout 114 Greater than 6 inches
5/16/2019 Rainbow Trout 114 Greater than 6 inches
5/10/2019 Rainbow Trout 122 Greater than 6 inches
5/2/2019 Rainbow Trout 107 Greater than 6 inches
4/26/2019 Rainbow Trout 125 Greater than 6 inches
4/18/2019 Rainbow Trout 118 Greater than 6 inches
4/12/2019 Rainbow Trout 130 Greater than 6 inches
4/4/2019 Rainbow Trout 126 Greater than 6 inches
3/28/2019 Rainbow Trout 126 Greater than 6 inches
3/21/2019 Rainbow Trout 134 Greater than 6 inches
3/15/2019 Rainbow Trout 148 Greater than 6 inches
3/8/2019 Rainbow Trout 135 Greater than 6 inches
2/22/2019 Rainbow Trout 125 Greater than 6 inches
2/14/2019 Rainbow Trout 126 Greater than 6 inches
2/8/2019 Rainbow Trout 133 Greater than 6 inches
2/1/2019 Rainbow Trout 121 Greater than 6 inches
1/25/2019 Rainbow Trout 133 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

Wilson Springs Ponds
  • Trout limit is 2
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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