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Southwest Region
Ben Ross Reservoir
Big Creek
Boise River
Boise River, Middle Fork
Boise River, South Fork
Brundage Reservoir and
tributaries
Brush Lake
Cascade Aquarium Pond
Chamberlain Creek and
tributaries
Crane Falls Lake
Crystal Lake
Deadwood Reservoir
Deadwood Reservoir tributaries
Duck Valley Indian Reservation
Granite Creek and tributaries
Indian Creek Reservoir
Lake Lowell
Lake Rock Lake
Little Payette Lake
Long Lake
Louie Lake
Middle Fork Salmon River
M.K. Nature Center
Owyhee River and tributaries
Oxbow Reservoir
Payette Lake
Payette River, North Fork
Payette River, South Fork and
tributaries
Rapid River and tributaries
Roosevelt Lake
Sage Hen Reservoir tributaries
Salmon River
Salmon River tributaries
Salmon River, Middle Fork and
tributaries
Salmon River, South Fork and
tributaries
Serene Lake
Snake River
Squaw Creek and tributaries
Stibnite Pond (Glory Hole)
Tule Lake
Warren Creek
Wilson Springs Trophy Pond
General Fishing Season for the Southwest Region
All Waters Open All Year
except as modified in Southwest Region Special Rule Waters on Pages 16-17.
Fishing is not allowed within the posted upstream and downstream boundary of any fish weir or trap.
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 pages 3640)
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
Page 49 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
General Bag and Possession Limits for the Southwest Region
The following bag and possession limits apply to all waters of the Southwest Region except as modified in
Southwest Region Special Rule Waters on Pages 16-17.
Special Rule Waters for the Southwest Region
(See Pages 16-17 for details)