Bannock Reservoir (Portneuf Wellness Complex Pond)

Portneuf Basin

  • Recommended Fishing Water
  • Family Fishing Water

Bannock Reservoir (Portneuf Wellness Complex Pond) in Bannock County is 5.5 acres.

Located within the Portneuf Wellness Complex park near the County Fairgrounds in Pocatello, this new community park offers trout fishing with many recreational amenities nearby. The five-acre pond is surrounded by playgrounds, soccer fields, basketball courts, running and biking trails, and an amphitheater for community events. Multiple docks provide fishing access around the pond.
Drive east from Interstate 15 exit 71 at Pocatello Creek Road and turn north on Olympus Drive. Continue about 1.3 miles to the complex entrance.

Facilities

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

Recommended Game Fish

Fish Species Observed in Surveys since 1990

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size Location
7/3/2018 Rainbow Trout 499 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
6/19/2018 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
6/6/2018 Rainbow Trout 499 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
5/22/2018 Kokanee 701 Less than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
5/21/2018 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
5/8/2018 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
4/23/2018 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
4/13/2018 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
3/30/2018 Rainbow Trout 60 Adults Bannock Reservoir
3/28/2018 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
11/30/2017 Rainbow Trout 181 Adults Bannock Reservoir
11/17/2017 Rainbow Trout 85 Adults Bannock Reservoir
11/7/2017 Rainbow Trout 75 Adults Bannock Reservoir
10/24/2017 Rainbow Trout 125 Adults Bannock Reservoir
10/11/2017 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
9/21/2017 Rainbow Trout 1,251 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
9/5/2017 Rainbow Trout 1,251 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
6/29/2017 Rainbow Trout 502 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
6/19/2017 Rainbow Trout 499 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
6/6/2017 Rainbow Trout 499 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
5/31/2017 Kokanee 998 Less than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
5/24/2017 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
5/9/2017 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
4/25/2017 Rainbow Trout 501 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
4/11/2017 Rainbow Trout 502 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
3/31/2017 Rainbow Trout 502 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
3/16/2017 Rainbow Trout 499 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
11/29/2016 Rainbow Trout 279 Adults Bannock Reservoir
10/24/2016 Rainbow Trout 581 Adults Bannock Reservoir
10/11/2016 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
9/20/2016 Rainbow Trout 70 Adults Bannock Reservoir
9/20/2016 Rainbow Trout 80 Adults Bannock Reservoir
9/14/2016 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
8/30/2016 Rainbow Trout 111 Adults Bannock Reservoir
8/29/2016 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
8/17/2016 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
8/1/2016 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
7/18/2016 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
7/6/2016 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
6/22/2016 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
6/8/2016 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
5/26/2016 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
5/20/2016 Kokanee 999 Less than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
5/11/2016 Rainbow Trout 450 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
4/28/2016 Rainbow Trout 550 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
4/13/2016 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
3/31/2016 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
3/30/2016 Rainbow Trout 127 Adults Bannock Reservoir
3/30/2016 Rainbow Trout 43 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
3/8/2016 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
10/27/2015 Rainbow Trout 759 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
10/24/2015 Rainbow Trout 271 Adults Bannock Reservoir
10/24/2015 Rainbow Trout 600 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
10/13/2015 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
10/1/2015 Rainbow Trout 44 Adults Bannock Reservoir
9/29/2015 Rainbow Trout 418 Adults Bannock Reservoir
9/23/2015 Rainbow Trout 378 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
9/23/2015 Rainbow Trout 270 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
9/22/2015 Rainbow Trout 1,498 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
9/18/2015 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
9/9/2015 Rainbow Trout 1,497 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
9/8/2015 Rainbow Trout 85 Adults Bannock Reservoir
9/3/2015 Rainbow Trout 1,875 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
6/8/2015 Kokanee 1,000 Less than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
11/6/2014 Rainbow Trout 50 Adults Bannock Reservoir
10/28/2014 Rainbow Trout 751 Greater than 6 inches Bannock Reservoir
Source: IDFG Fish Stocking Database.

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Licenses and Tags

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Fishing Rules

All Waters Open All Year

Except as modified in Special Rule Waters
Fishing is not allowed within the posted upstream and downstream boundary of any fish weir or trap.

Daily Bag Limits

Regional bag and possession 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

Bannock Reservoir
  • no motors
  • Two fish, any species
Southeast Region Bag Limits
Bass (largemouth and smallmouth)
  • Bass limit is 6, both species combined
  • None under 14 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
Cisco (Bear Lake only)
  • Cisco limit is 30
Kokanee
  • Kokanee limit is 6
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, cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, trout hybrids
  • Trout limit is 6, all species combined
  • In rivers and streams, only 2 of the 6 trout may be cutthroat trout
  • 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 leatherside chub, bluehead sucker and Bear Lake sculpin
  • May not be harvested or possessed
All Other Fish Species includes bullfrogs and crayfish
  • No bag, size or possession limit
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