Claytonia Pond

Snake River Drainage

  • Recommended Fishing Water

Claytonia Pond in Owyhee County is 48.8 acres.

Claytonia Pond is a reclaimed gravel pit that holds ground water year round, and is supplemented with ditch water during the irrigation season. Because of this, water levels vary by several feet. A variety of structure has been added to improve fish habitat.


Motor Restriction
Boat Ramp
ADA Access

Recommended Game Fish

Species Observed in Surveys

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size
7/11/2007 Channel Catfish 495 Greater than 6 inches
7/19/2006 Channel Catfish 518 Greater than 6 inches
8/10/2005 Channel Catfish 329 Greater than 6 inches
7/7/2004 Channel Catfish 618 Greater than 6 inches
8/19/2003 Channel Catfish 182 Greater than 6 inches
8/26/2002 Channel Catfish 500 Greater than 6 inches
5/5/2001 Bluegill 719 Less than 6 inches
5/5/2001 Largemouth Bass 602 Greater than 6 inches
8/22/2000 Channel Catfish 994 Greater than 6 inches
9/21/1999 Channel Catfish 1,602 Less than 6 inches
11/2/1994 Rainbow Trout 300 Greater than 6 inches
10/19/1994 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
11/13/1992 Rainbow Trout 375 Greater than 6 inches
10/23/1992 Rainbow Trout 563 Greater than 6 inches
10/6/1992 Brown Trout 1,170 Less than 6 inches
10/6/1992 Rainbow Trout 442 Greater than 6 inches
5/11/1992 Rainbow Trout 899 Greater than 6 inches
6/20/1991 Rainbow Trout 150 Greater than 6 inches
6/6/1991 Rainbow Trout 150 Greater than 6 inches
5/24/1991 Rainbow Trout 290 Greater than 6 inches
5/9/1991 Rainbow Trout 151 Greater than 6 inches
4/25/1991 Rainbow Trout 176 Greater than 6 inches
4/12/1991 Rainbow Trout 186 Greater than 6 inches
2/28/1991 Rainbow Trout 150 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 Claytonia Pond.
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
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 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 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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