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Family Fishing Waters - Upper Snake Region

Thursday, July 24, 2014 

Water Description Directions Fish Facilities
1. Paul Reservoir A small remote reservoir surrounded by timber and sagebrush where anglers can easily fish from the shore, a small boat or float tube. Aside from fishing, the area is a great place to camp, hike and watch wildlife. Travel north on Interstate 15. Just south of Monida, take the Humphrey Exit. The road parallels the interstate before it crosses underneath and runs up Modoc Creek. A sign for Paul Reservoir marks the turn off of the main Modoc Creek Road. cutthroat trout

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2. Birch Creek A productive spring-fed stream in a high desert basin. Rainbow trout are stocked heavily around access areas and wild brook trout are fairly common. The size of the stream makes it ideal for kids and older anglers. From Idaho Falls, travel north on Interstate 15 to Sage Junction. Travel west on State Highway 33 past Mud Lake to State Highway 28. Travel north on Hwy 28 (toward Salmon, ID). Birch Creek flows parallel the highway. rainbow trout Restrooms accessible for disabled persons Picnic area Camping
3. Mackay Reservoir A productive reservoir in the beautiful Lost River valley stocked with rainbow trout. Wild rainbow trout, brook trout and kokanee are also common. Anglers can fish from the shore, but a boat or float tube increases success. On US Highway 93, travel north from Mackay about 5 miles to Mackay Reservoir. Several access areas are clearly marked. rainbow trout Boat ramp Restrooms accessible for disabled persons Picnic area Camping
4. Roberts Gravel Pond Once a huge gravel pit, is now a great fishing pond. It's stocked with rainbow trout but yellow perch are also abundant. Fishing is excellent in the spring and early summer; the pond also supports a very popular ice fishery. Roberts Gravel Pond is adjacent to Interstate 15, about 1 mile south of the town of Roberts. To access the pond, exit the I-15 at Roberts and go through town to the stop sign. Turn right on Bassett Road and travel south about 1½ miles. A Sportsman's Access sign marks the turn to Roberts Gravel Pond. rainbow trout, perch, channel catfish Boat ramp Fishing dock accessible for disabled persons Restrooms accessible for disabled persons Picnic area
5. Island Park Reservoir A large scenic reservoir on the Henrys Fork. It is stocked with rainbow trout, cutthroat trout and kokanee. Fishing is best from a boat in the summer, but bank fishing can be quite good in the fall and spring. In the winter anglers often ice fish for kokanee and rainbow trout near the dam. The reservoir is northwest of the Buffalo River off of US Highway 20. There are several developed campgrounds and boat launches in the area. rainbow trout Boat ramp Restrooms Picnic area Camping
6. East Harriman Fish Pond A picturesque pond off the beaten path that's ideal for visitors interested in a peaceful fishing trip. East Harriman Fish Pond is located on State Highway 47 (Mesa Falls Scenic Highway) about 2 miles south of the junction with US Highway 20. Travel north on Hwy 20 past the Osborne Bridge near Harriman State Park. Turn right on Hwy 47 and travel south to the sign. rainbow trout

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7. Ashton Reservoir A scenic 400-acre reservoir on the Henrys Fork. Though it's known as a great place to catch rainbow trout, it is home to the state record brown trout of 27.3 pounds. Anglers can fish from the fishing dock at the access site, the shore or a boat. Travel north on US Highway 20, past the town of Ashton. Immediately after crossing the Henrys Fork, turn left and travel about ½ mile to the Ashton Reservoir access site. rainbow trout Boat ramp accessible for disabled persons Fishing dock accessible for disabled persons Restrooms accessible for disabled persons
8. Rexburg City Ponds Two adjoining ponds in Rexburg's Nature Park. The smaller pond is generally reserved for children, yet both ponds can be easily fished from their banks. The park has walking paths, picnic and play areas. Rexburg City Ponds are adjacent to the fairgrounds and the Rexburg Airstrip. rainbow trout, perch Fishing dock accessible for disabled persons Restrooms accessible for disabled persons Picnic area accessible for disabled persons
9. Trail Creek Pond (Victor Kid's Pond) A scenic, two acre pond next to Trail Creek. The pond is one of the most consistent kids' fisheries in the area and easily fished from the bank. Trail Creek Pond is about two miles southeast of Victor on State Highway 33 (toward Jackson, WY). rainbow trout Fishing dock accessible for disabled persons Restrooms accessible for disabled persons
10. Palisades Reservoir A beautiful reservoir that straddles the Idaho-Wyoming border. Cutthroat trout are stocked here, but the reservoir also supports brown trout and lake trout. Anglers can do well fishing from the shore in the spring, early summer and fall. In the summer, fishing is best from a boat. Anglers catch a lot of fish during the winter ice-fishing. From Idaho Falls, travel southeast on US Highway 26 toward Wyoming. There are several developed access points in Idaho with boat launches, picnic areas and campgrounds. rainbow trout Boat ramp Restrooms Picnic area Camping
Blue symbols show facilities accessible to disabled persons. Blue symbols show facilities accessible to disabled persons
Last Updated: May 22, 2012 
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