Soldiers Meadow Reservoir

Clearwater River Drainage

  • Recommended Fishing Water

Soldiers Meadow Reservoir in Nez Perce County is 112.2 acres.

Facilities

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

Recommended Game Fish

Species Observed in Surveys

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size
2022/07/20 Rainbow Trout 2,030 Greater than 6 inches
2022/06/24 Kokanee 14,112 Less than 6 inches
2022/05/16 Rainbow Trout 2,004 Greater than 6 inches
2021/06/21 Rainbow Trout 2,040 Greater than 6 inches
2021/06/11 Kokanee 13,992 Less than 6 inches
2021/05/12 Rainbow Trout 2,088 Greater than 6 inches
2020/06/09 Rainbow Trout 2,201 Greater than 6 inches
2020/06/02 Rainbow Trout 2,016 Greater than 6 inches
2020/05/19 Kokanee 14,035 Less than 6 inches
2019/06/10 Rainbow Trout 3,678 Greater than 6 inches
2019/05/29 Kokanee 14,130 Less than 6 inches
2019/05/22 Rainbow Trout 3,192 Greater than 6 inches
2018/06/20 Rainbow Trout 3,380 Greater than 6 inches
2018/05/30 Kokanee 14,138 Less than 6 inches
2018/05/21 Rainbow Trout 1,938 Greater than 6 inches
2017/06/12 Kokanee 14,000 Less than 6 inches
2017/06/06 Rainbow Trout 1,666 Greater than 6 inches
2017/05/23 Rainbow Trout 1,494 Greater than 6 inches
2016/06/14 Rainbow Trout 1,600 Greater than 6 inches
2016/05/24 Rainbow Trout 1,511 Greater than 6 inches
2016/05/19 Kokanee 14,030 Less than 6 inches
2015/06/03 Kokanee 14,166 Less than 6 inches
2015/06/02 Rainbow Trout 2,993 Greater than 6 inches
2015/04/29 Rainbow Trout 3,003 Greater than 6 inches
2014/06/17 Rainbow Trout 5,200 Greater than 6 inches
2014/05/13 Kokanee 8,057 Less than 6 inches
2014/05/13 Rainbow Trout 5,294 Greater than 6 inches
2013/06/25 Rainbow Trout 4,440 Greater than 6 inches
2013/05/30 Rainbow Trout 4,026 Greater than 6 inches
2013/05/29 Rainbow Trout 398 Greater than 6 inches
2012/05/15 Rainbow Trout 7,830 Greater than 6 inches
2011/05/23 Rainbow Trout 10,140 Greater than 6 inches
2011/05/19 Rainbow Trout 38,250 Less than 6 inches
2010/05/25 Rainbow Trout 10,800 Greater than 6 inches
2010/04/29 Rainbow Trout 36,300 Less than 6 inches
2009/05/19 Rainbow Trout 10,500 Greater than 6 inches
2009/05/14 Rainbow Trout 32,994 Less than 6 inches
2008/06/30 Rainbow Trout 23,280 Less than 6 inches
2008/05/20 Rainbow Trout 4,540 Greater than 6 inches
2008/05/15 Rainbow Trout 18,038 Less than 6 inches
2007/05/15 Rainbow Trout 10,240 Greater than 6 inches
2007/05/03 Rainbow Trout 33,060 Less than 6 inches
2006/05/31 Rainbow Trout 9,800 Greater than 6 inches
2006/05/02 Rainbow Trout 25,440 Less than 6 inches
2005/06/06 Rainbow Trout 12,800 Greater than 6 inches
2005/05/10 Rainbow Trout 9,000 Greater than 6 inches
2005/04/26 Rainbow Trout 28,938 Less than 6 inches
2004/06/09 Rainbow Trout 4,989 Greater than 6 inches
2004/05/25 Rainbow Trout 4,990 Greater than 6 inches
2004/05/24 Rainbow Trout 10,360 Greater than 6 inches
2004/04/27 Rainbow Trout 19,632 Less than 6 inches
2003/05/28 Rainbow Trout 10,240 Greater than 6 inches
2003/05/06 Rainbow Trout 7,500 Less than 6 inches
2002/06/26 Rainbow Trout 2,400 Greater than 6 inches
2002/06/24 Rainbow Trout 3,021 Greater than 6 inches
2002/05/31 Rainbow Trout 5,200 Greater than 6 inches
2002/05/06 Kokanee 5,016 Less than 6 inches
2002/05/02 Rainbow Trout 5,120 Greater than 6 inches
2002/05/01 Rainbow Trout 20,000 Less than 6 inches
2001/07/19 Rainbow Trout 4,169 Greater than 6 inches
2001/06/06 Rainbow Trout 7,470 Greater than 6 inches
2001/05/10 Kokanee 5,000 Less than 6 inches
2001/05/09 Rainbow Trout 4,283 Greater than 6 inches
2001/04/25 Rainbow Trout 15,485 Less than 6 inches
2000/06/29 Rainbow Trout 12,900 Greater than 6 inches
2000/06/07 Rainbow Trout 4,524 Greater than 6 inches
2000/05/17 Rainbow Trout 7,905 Greater than 6 inches
2000/04/26 Rainbow Trout 14,960 Less than 6 inches
1999/06/30 Rainbow Trout 891 Greater than 6 inches
1999/06/10 Rainbow Trout 7,500 Greater than 6 inches
1999/05/25 Kokanee 5,000 Less than 6 inches
1999/05/05 Rainbow Trout 15,820 Less than 6 inches
1999/04/30 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
1998/10/16 Rainbow Trout 2,625 Greater than 6 inches
1998/06/26 Rainbow Trout 1,375 Adults
1998/06/01 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
1998/05/07 Rainbow Trout 10,000 Less than 6 inches
1998/04/30 Rainbow Trout 5,005 Greater than 6 inches
1997/07/29 Rainbow Trout 1,100 Adults
1997/07/09 Rainbow Trout 800 Greater than 6 inches
1997/05/29 Rainbow Trout 5,001 Greater than 6 inches
1997/05/19 Kokanee 5,600 Less than 6 inches
1997/04/25 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
1996/09/13 Rainbow Trout 3,125 Greater than 6 inches
1996/05/28 Rainbow Trout 4,900 Greater than 6 inches
1996/05/24 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
1996/05/14 Kokanee 5,025 Less than 6 inches
1995/06/01 Rainbow Trout 21,352 Less than 6 inches
1995/05/31 Rainbow Trout 5,100 Greater than 6 inches
1995/05/22 Kokanee 5,750 Less than 6 inches
1995/05/22 Rainbow Trout 2,360 Greater than 6 inches
1995/05/10 Rainbow Trout 2,640 Greater than 6 inches
1994/06/01 Rainbow Trout 10,000 Less than 6 inches
1994/05/19 Kokanee 5,040 Less than 6 inches
1994/05/10 Rainbow Trout 4,500 Greater than 6 inches
1994/04/28 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
1994/04/14 Rainbow Trout 3,500 Greater than 6 inches
1993/07/01 Rainbow Trout 4,990 Greater than 6 inches
1993/06/22 Rainbow Trout 5,802 Greater than 6 inches
1993/06/04 Kokanee 5,042 Less than 6 inches
1993/06/03 Rainbow Trout 25,013 Less than 6 inches
1993/05/06 Rainbow Trout 5,040 Greater than 6 inches
1993/04/22 Rainbow Trout 5,040 Greater than 6 inches
1992/06/09 Rainbow Trout 33,340 Less than 6 inches
1992/05/12 Kokanee 5,057 Less than 6 inches
1991/07/22 Rainbow Trout 275 Adults
1991/06/25 Rainbow Trout 3,008 Less than 6 inches
1991/06/24 Kokanee 5,430 Less than 6 inches
1991/05/31 Rainbow Trout 21,175 Less than 6 inches
1991/05/08 Kokanee 11,200 Less than 6 inches
1990/09/13 Cutbow - Cutthroat x Rainbow Trout 7,200 Greater than 6 inches
1990/06/13 Rainbow Trout 5,439 Greater than 6 inches
1990/05/16 Rainbow Trout 33,706 Less than 6 inches
1990/05/01 Kokanee 15,000 Less than 6 inches
1989/05/10 Rainbow Trout 10,230 Greater than 6 inches
1988/05/25 Rainbow Trout 5,040 Greater than 6 inches
1987/09/25 Rainbow Trout 9,900 Greater than 6 inches
1987/06/26 Rainbow Trout 4,970 Greater than 6 inches
1987/04/23 Rainbow Trout 10,370 Greater than 6 inches
1987/04/22 Rainbow Trout 100 Greater than 6 inches
1985/07/17 Rainbow Trout 9,600 Greater than 6 inches
1985/07/03 Rainbow Trout 2,930 Less than 6 inches
1985/06/13 Rainbow Trout 61,128 Less than 6 inches
1985/05/28 Rainbow Trout 5,038 Greater than 6 inches
1985/04/22 Rainbow Trout 9,600 Greater than 6 inches
1984/10/15 Rainbow Trout 6,000 Greater than 6 inches
1984/06/14 Rainbow Trout 11,880 Greater than 6 inches
1984/05/24 Rainbow Trout 7,200 Greater than 6 inches
1984/05/14 Rainbow Trout 6,000 Greater than 6 inches
1984/05/01 Rainbow Trout 1,470 Greater than 6 inches
1983/10/12 Rainbow Trout 5,040 Greater than 6 inches
1983/05/03 Rainbow Trout 6,090 Greater than 6 inches
1983/04/25 Rainbow Trout 10,530 Greater than 6 inches
1982/06/07 Rainbow Trout 8,090 Greater than 6 inches
1982/05/25 Rainbow Trout 2,160 Greater than 6 inches
1982/05/17 Rainbow Trout 2,880 Adults
1981/10/22 Rainbow Trout 6,240 Greater than 6 inches
1981/07/22 Rainbow Trout 11,700 Greater than 6 inches
1981/06/12 Rainbow Trout 1,750 Greater than 6 inches
1981/05/08 Rainbow Trout 1,395 Greater than 6 inches
1981/04/16 Rainbow Trout 7,200 Greater than 6 inches
1980/09/17 Rainbow Trout 9,450 Greater than 6 inches
1980/07/10 Rainbow Trout 8,370 Greater than 6 inches
1980/06/19 Rainbow Trout 9,180 Greater than 6 inches
1980/04/28 Rainbow Trout 4,320 Greater than 6 inches
1980/04/24 Rainbow Trout 5,400 Greater than 6 inches
1979/07/24 Rainbow Trout 9,240 Greater than 6 inches
1979/06/04 Rainbow Trout 5,280 Greater than 6 inches
1979/05/30 Rainbow Trout 3,990 Greater than 6 inches
1979/05/17 Rainbow Trout 2,200 Greater than 6 inches
1979/05/10 Rainbow Trout 775 Greater than 6 inches
1979/05/01 Rainbow Trout 4,500 Greater than 6 inches
1979/04/27 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
1978/10/16 Rainbow Trout 7,840 Less than 6 inches
1978/05/22 Rainbow Trout 5,120 Greater than 6 inches
1978/05/19 Rainbow Trout 2,560 Greater than 6 inches
1978/05/10 Rainbow Trout 2,080 Greater than 6 inches
1978/05/09 Rainbow Trout 4,160 Greater than 6 inches
1978/05/03 Rainbow Trout 2,560 Greater than 6 inches
1978/05/02 Rainbow Trout 5,120 Greater than 6 inches
1977/06/08 Rainbow Trout 1,710 Greater than 6 inches
1977/05/27 Rainbow Trout 6,960 Greater than 6 inches
1976/09/21 Rainbow Trout 8,160 Greater than 6 inches
1976/09/09 Cutthroat Trout 34,000 Less than 6 inches
1976/06/25 Rainbow Trout 2,600 Greater than 6 inches
1976/06/08 Rainbow Trout 43,240 Less than 6 inches
1976/05/24 Rainbow Trout 6,000 Greater than 6 inches
1975/06/13 Rainbow Trout 1,840 Greater than 6 inches
1975/06/05 Rainbow Trout 2,160 Greater than 6 inches
1975/06/02 Rainbow Trout 45,000 Less than 6 inches
1975/05/22 Rainbow Trout 5,760 Greater than 6 inches
1974/05/23 Rainbow Trout 2,480 Greater than 6 inches
1974/05/17 Rainbow Trout 2,240 Greater than 6 inches
1973/05/18 Rainbow Trout 3,700 Greater than 6 inches
1973/05/08 Rainbow Trout 14,950 Less than 6 inches
1972/05/22 Rainbow Trout 15,400 Less than 6 inches
1972/05/19 Rainbow Trout 1,200 Adults
1971/07/15 Rainbow Trout 4,400 Greater than 6 inches
1971/05/27 Rainbow Trout 4,080 Greater than 6 inches
1970/05/22 Rainbow Trout 2,600 Greater than 6 inches
1970/05/21 Rainbow Trout 2,100 Greater than 6 inches
1970/05/18 Rainbow Trout 24,888 Less than 6 inches
1969/07/02 Rainbow Trout 3,520 Greater than 6 inches
1969/05/28 Rainbow Trout 2,520 Greater than 6 inches
1969/05/27 Rainbow Trout 2,520 Greater than 6 inches
1969/05/10 Rainbow Trout 23,340 Less than 6 inches
1968/09/12 Cutthroat Trout 47,400 Less than 6 inches
1968/06/05 Rainbow Trout 3,500 Greater than 6 inches
1968/05/17 Rainbow Trout 28,000 Less than 6 inches
1968/04/23 Rainbow Trout 2,340 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

No Special Rules for Soldiers Meadow Reservoir.
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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