Lake Waha

Clearwater River Drainage

  • Recommended Fishing Water

Lake Waha in Nez Perce County is 196.5 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
5/29/2019 Rainbow Trout 1,501 Greater than 6 inches
5/6/2019 Rainbow Trout 3,004 Greater than 6 inches
5/31/2018 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
5/2/2018 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/2/2017 Rainbow Trout 4,488 Greater than 6 inches
5/11/2016 Rainbow Trout 1,712 Greater than 6 inches
4/18/2016 Rainbow Trout 2,988 Greater than 6 inches
5/22/2015 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
4/24/2015 Rainbow Trout 3,019 Greater than 6 inches
4/23/2015 Rainbow Trout 3,020 Greater than 6 inches
5/27/2014 Rainbow Trout 4,991 Greater than 6 inches
5/13/2014 Rainbow Trout 2,940 Greater than 6 inches
4/23/2013 Rainbow Trout 4,480 Greater than 6 inches
8/23/2012 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
4/18/2012 Rainbow Trout 5,115 Greater than 6 inches
5/23/2011 Rainbow Trout 7,540 Greater than 6 inches
5/5/2011 Rainbow Trout 2,496 Greater than 6 inches
4/26/2011 Rainbow Trout 1,999 Greater than 6 inches
5/25/2010 Rainbow Trout 2,700 Greater than 6 inches
5/17/2010 Rainbow Trout 1,950 Greater than 6 inches
5/13/2010 Rainbow Trout 6,240 Greater than 6 inches
4/19/2010 Rainbow Trout 4,970 Less than 6 inches
5/19/2009 Rainbow Trout 7,480 Greater than 6 inches
5/14/2009 Rainbow Trout 5,008 Less than 6 inches
5/11/2009 Kokanee 5,036 Less than 6 inches
6/30/2008 Rainbow Trout 14,550 Less than 6 inches
6/9/2008 Rainbow Trout 5,289 Less than 6 inches
5/20/2008 Rainbow Trout 6,930 Greater than 6 inches
5/12/2008 Kokanee 5,095 Less than 6 inches
6/6/2007 Rainbow Trout 8,060 Greater than 6 inches
5/15/2007 Kokanee 5,104 Less than 6 inches
6/5/2006 Kokanee 5,000 Less than 6 inches
5/17/2006 Rainbow Trout 7,425 Greater than 6 inches
5/10/2005 Kokanee 5,030 Less than 6 inches
4/26/2005 Rainbow Trout 14,976 Less than 6 inches
4/25/2005 Rainbow Trout 8,400 Greater than 6 inches
6/3/2004 Kokanee 5,196 Less than 6 inches
4/27/2004 Rainbow Trout 4,992 Less than 6 inches
4/15/2004 Rainbow Trout 7,200 Greater than 6 inches
5/20/2003 Rainbow Trout 2,453 Greater than 6 inches
5/15/2003 Rainbow Trout 8,875 Less than 6 inches
5/6/2003 Rainbow Trout 7,500 Less than 6 inches
4/29/2003 Rainbow Trout 5,250 Greater than 6 inches
5/7/2002 Rainbow Trout 9,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/6/2002 Kokanee 5,016 Less than 6 inches
5/1/2002 Rainbow Trout 5,040 Less than 6 inches
5/10/2001 Kokanee 5,000 Less than 6 inches
5/7/2001 Rainbow Trout 2,466 Greater than 6 inches
4/25/2001 Rainbow Trout 15,566 Less than 6 inches
4/20/2001 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/9/2000 Rainbow Trout 4,500 Greater than 6 inches
4/26/2000 Rainbow Trout 14,960 Less than 6 inches
4/24/2000 Kokanee 119,780 Less than 6 inches
4/10/2000 Rainbow Trout 2,250 Greater than 6 inches
5/25/1999 Kokanee 5,000 Less than 6 inches
5/5/1999 Rainbow Trout 15,020 Less than 6 inches
10/20/1998 Rainbow Trout 3,250 Greater than 6 inches
5/20/1998 Rainbow Trout 3,420 Greater than 6 inches
5/7/1998 Rainbow Trout 15,000 Less than 6 inches
5/7/1998 Splake 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
4/29/1998 Rainbow Trout 4,200 Greater than 6 inches
5/29/1997 Rainbow Trout 1,001 Greater than 6 inches
5/28/1997 Splake 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/19/1997 Kokanee 5,600 Less than 6 inches
5/14/1997 Rainbow Trout 5,031 Less than 6 inches
4/24/1997 Rainbow Trout 2,940 Greater than 6 inches
4/21/1997 Rainbow Trout 4,560 Greater than 6 inches
5/16/1996 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/14/1996 Kokanee 5,025 Less than 6 inches
4/26/1996 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
11/8/1995 Splake 1,000 Less than 6 inches
6/1/1995 Rainbow Trout 16,660 Less than 6 inches
5/3/1995 Rainbow Trout 3,300 Greater than 6 inches
4/26/1995 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
3/31/1995 Rainbow Trout 2,560 Greater than 6 inches
6/28/1994 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
6/15/1994 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
6/1/1994 Rainbow Trout 15,000 Less than 6 inches
5/19/1994 Kokanee 5,040 Less than 6 inches
5/17/1994 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
5/11/1994 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
4/28/1994 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
4/13/1994 Rainbow Trout 3,500 Greater than 6 inches
6/4/1993 Kokanee 5,042 Less than 6 inches
6/2/1993 Rainbow Trout 25,000 Less than 6 inches
5/12/1992 Kokanee 5,057 Less than 6 inches
5/31/1991 Rainbow Trout 15,400 Less than 6 inches
5/8/1991 Kokanee 11,200 Less than 6 inches
5/1/1990 Kokanee 20,025 Less than 6 inches
5/16/1989 Kokanee 12,000 Less than 6 inches
5/2/1989 Rainbow Trout 10,080 Greater than 6 inches
9/27/1988 Rainbow Trout 7,830 Greater than 6 inches
5/24/1988 Rainbow Trout 5,940 Greater than 6 inches
4/19/1988 Kokanee 30,268 Adults
4/7/1988 Rainbow Trout 7,500 Greater than 6 inches
10/5/1987 Rainbow Trout 12,672 Less than 6 inches
5/26/1987 Rainbow Trout 3,125 Greater than 6 inches
4/2/1987 Rainbow Trout 9,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/30/1986 Rainbow Trout 8,010 Greater than 6 inches
5/14/1986 Rainbow Trout 4,125 Greater than 6 inches
4/14/1986 Rainbow Trout 8,700 Greater than 6 inches
8/29/1985 Rainbow Trout 23,100 Less than 6 inches
7/15/1985 Rainbow Trout 10,080 Greater than 6 inches
6/5/1985 Rainbow Trout 5,100 Greater than 6 inches
4/15/1985 Rainbow Trout 9,300 Greater than 6 inches
10/15/1984 Rainbow Trout 6,170 Greater than 6 inches
7/12/1984 Rainbow Trout 6,480 Greater than 6 inches
6/29/1984 Rainbow Trout 7,770 Greater than 6 inches
5/29/1984 Rainbow Trout 8,700 Greater than 6 inches
4/16/1984 Rainbow Trout 6,480 Greater than 6 inches
10/13/1983 Rainbow Trout 5,400 Greater than 6 inches
5/10/1983 Rainbow Trout 12,420 Greater than 6 inches
4/11/1983 Rainbow Trout 7,020 Greater than 6 inches
10/21/1982 Rainbow Trout 7,440 Greater than 6 inches
10/18/1982 Rainbow Trout 9,900 Greater than 6 inches
9/27/1982 Rainbow Trout 9,300 Less than 6 inches
8/5/1982 Rainbow Trout 8,370 Greater than 6 inches
6/24/1982 Kokanee 9,856 Less than 6 inches
4/26/1982 Rainbow Trout 4,080 Greater than 6 inches
4/14/1982 Rainbow Trout 2,568 Adults
10/29/1981 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/16/1981 Rainbow Trout 11,100 Greater than 6 inches
5/18/1981 Rainbow Trout 9,000 Greater than 6 inches
4/13/1981 Rainbow Trout 6,800 Greater than 6 inches
4/28/1980 Rainbow Trout 3,840 Greater than 6 inches
4/21/1980 Rainbow Trout 7,740 Greater than 6 inches
4/15/1980 Rainbow Trout 9,840 Greater than 6 inches
4/14/1980 Rainbow Trout 7,440 Greater than 6 inches
7/19/1979 Rainbow Trout 7,560 Greater than 6 inches
6/14/1979 Coho Salmon 30,875 Less than 6 inches
5/14/1979 Rainbow Trout 5,520 Greater than 6 inches
4/23/1979 Rainbow Trout 5,280 Greater than 6 inches
4/9/1979 Rainbow Trout 6,960 Greater than 6 inches
8/8/1978 Coho Salmon 14,255 Less than 6 inches
5/15/1978 Rainbow Trout 7,440 Greater than 6 inches
4/17/1978 Rainbow Trout 9,120 Greater than 6 inches
4/10/1978 Rainbow Trout 6,720 Greater than 6 inches
8/15/1977 Rainbow Trout 8,460 Greater than 6 inches
5/9/1977 Rainbow Trout 6,960 Greater than 6 inches
4/28/1977 Rainbow Trout 5,760 Greater than 6 inches
4/21/1977 Rainbow Trout 4,800 Greater than 6 inches
4/19/1977 Coho Salmon 59,180 Less than 6 inches
5/13/1976 Rainbow Trout 5,760 Greater than 6 inches
5/12/1976 Rainbow Trout 35,370 Less than 6 inches
4/29/1976 Rainbow Trout 5,520 Greater than 6 inches
7/9/1975 Rainbow Trout 7,560 Greater than 6 inches
5/15/1975 Rainbow Trout 850 Greater than 6 inches
5/12/1975 Rainbow Trout 34,912 Less than 6 inches
5/8/1975 Rainbow Trout 5,040 Greater than 6 inches
4/30/1975 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
4/29/1974 Rainbow Trout 7,200 Greater than 6 inches
4/16/1974 Rainbow Trout 34,950 Less than 6 inches
6/21/1973 Rainbow Trout 2,700 Greater than 6 inches
4/17/1973 Rainbow Trout 34,928 Less than 6 inches
4/16/1973 Rainbow Trout 7,200 Greater than 6 inches
4/20/1972 Rainbow Trout 34,892 Less than 6 inches
4/6/1972 Rainbow Trout 2,640 Adults
4/23/1971 Rainbow Trout 35,000 Less than 6 inches
4/22/1971 Rainbow Trout 5,520 Greater than 6 inches
8/5/1970 Rainbow Trout 2,720 Greater than 6 inches
6/4/1970 Rainbow Trout 7,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/11/1970 Rainbow Trout 24,966 Less than 6 inches
4/6/1970 Rainbow Trout 6,240 Greater than 6 inches
4/26/1969 Rainbow Trout 24,440 Less than 6 inches
4/21/1969 Rainbow Trout 1,820 Greater than 6 inches
4/16/1969 Rainbow Trout 1,875 Greater than 6 inches
5/17/1968 Rainbow Trout 22,400 Less than 6 inches
5/6/1968 Rainbow Trout 6,960 Greater than 6 inches
4/25/1968 Rainbow Trout 5,520 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 Lake Waha.
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 (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 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)
  • Fishing for or targeting steelhead is prohibited unless a steelhead season is specifically opened for that water (see fishing regulations)
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 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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