Esther Simplot Pond

Lower Boise Basin

  • Recommended Fishing Water
  • Family Fishing Water

Esther Simplot Pond in Ada County is 13.0 acres at an elevation of 2,660 feet above sea level.

Esther Simplot Park is a gem in the Ribbon of Jewels -- Boise City parks that honor local women, and is managed by the City of Boise.
Located next to the Boise River, this new park offers fishing and swimming, walking and biking paths, docks, shelters, playground, and a beach. The park and pond are nestled between Veterans and Quinns ponds.
From downtown Boise, take W Main St west towards Garden City. Turn north on Whitewater Park Blvd and continue 0.4 mile north to the park's entrance.

Facilities

Motor Restriction
0
Boat Ramp
No
Dock
Yes
Toilet
ADA
Campground
No
ADA Access
Yes

Recommended Game Fish

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size Location
10/2/2018 Rainbow Trout 1,297 Greater than 6 inches Esther Simplot Pond
6/4/2018 Rainbow Trout 1,292 Greater than 6 inches Esther Simplot Pond
5/2/2018 Rainbow Trout 1,313 Greater than 6 inches Esther Simplot Pond
4/13/2018 Rainbow Trout 1,275 Greater than 6 inches Esther Simplot Pond
3/13/2018 Rainbow Trout 1,310 Greater than 6 inches Esther Simplot Pond
2/13/2018 Rainbow Trout 1,305 Greater than 6 inches Esther Simplot Pond
12/7/2017 Rainbow Trout 1,321 Greater than 6 inches Esther Simplot Pond
11/2/2017 Rainbow Trout 1,307 Greater than 6 inches Esther Simplot Pond
10/13/2017 Rainbow Trout 1,293 Greater than 6 inches Esther Simplot Pond
6/8/2017 Rainbow Trout 1,300 Greater than 6 inches Esther Simplot Pond
5/3/2017 Rainbow Trout 1,188 Greater than 6 inches Esther Simplot Pond
5/3/2017 Rainbow Trout 65 Greater than 6 inches Esther Simplot Pond
5/3/2017 Rainbow Trout 65 Greater than 6 inches Esther Simplot Pond
4/14/2017 Rainbow Trout 1,305 Greater than 6 inches Esther Simplot Pond
3/14/2017 Rainbow Trout 1,286 Greater than 6 inches Esther Simplot Pond
2/22/2017 Rainbow Trout 1,245 Greater than 6 inches Esther Simplot Pond
12/1/2016 Rainbow Trout 1,325 Greater than 6 inches Esther Simplot Pond
11/1/2016 Rainbow Trout 600 Adults Esther Simplot Pond
11/1/2016 Rainbow Trout 1,266 Greater than 6 inches Esther Simplot Pond
6/28/2016 Bluegill / Pumpkinseed / Sunfish 245 Less than 6 inches Esther Simplot Pond
6/28/2016 Bluegill / Pumpkinseed / Sunfish 199 Less than 6 inches Esther Simplot Pond
6/23/2016 Bluegill / Pumpkinseed / Sunfish 77 Less than 6 inches Esther Simplot Pond
7/15/2009 Catfish 298 Greater than 6 inches Esther Simplot Pond
7/11/2007 Catfish 297 Less than 6 inches Esther Simplot Pond
7/19/2006 Catfish 292 Greater than 6 inches Esther Simplot Pond
8/10/2005 Catfish 329 Greater than 6 inches Esther Simplot Pond
Source: IDFG Fish Stocking Database.

Places to Stay Cities and towns within 10 miles

  • Boise Interstate 84 Idaho 55 Idaho 21 , pop. 189,847
  • Eagle Idaho 55 Idaho 44 , pop. 13,659
  • Garden City Idaho 55 Interstate 84 , pop. 10,985
  • Meridian Interstate 84 US 20-26 , pop. 39,067
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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

No Special Rules for Esther Simplot 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
  • No bull trout harvest is allowed
Kokanee
  • Kokanee limit is 6
Salmon (ocean-going)
  • Salmon seasons and limits are set annually by the Idaho Fish and Game Commission and rules are 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). 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, trout hybrids, land-locked Chinook and coho salmon
  • 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 and sand rollers
  • May not be harvested or possessed
All Other Fish Species includes bullfrogs and crayfish
  • No bag, size or possession limit
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