Guide To Fishing At Lake Walcott
AKA: Walcott Reservoir, Walcott Lake
Spanning about 25 miles of the Snake River, Lake Walcott is an anglers favorite for numerous species of fish. Bass, bluegill, sunfish, perch and rainbow trout all thrive here. All but the trout reproduce naturally, and the trout are stocked by the Idaho Fish & Game on a regular basis. This 8,200-acre lake in the south-central part of the state has about 80 miles of shoreline.
The lake is at an elevation of 4,200 feet above sea level and is open for fishing most of the year. In winter, once the ice is safe, there is good ice fishing for perch, sunfish and trout. Boating season is open April 1 to Sept. 30 with no HP restrictions for fishing or pleasure boats. There is a boat launch ramp at Lake Walcott State Park. Much of the shoreline is not accessible for bank fishing due to lack of roads leading to the lake in many areas. However there are plenty of bank-fishing opportunities in the areas where roadway access permits. See the map below for travel options.
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish and yellow perch at Lake Walcott in Idaho.
Primary fish species residing in Lake Walcott
Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.
Lake Walcott Amenities
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Lake Walcott State Park Boat Ramp
Located in the western section of the lake, off E 400 N Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.
Click here for a Idaho Fishing License.
Campgrounds, Lodging & RV Parks Nearby
Lake Walcott State Park Campground - 208 436-1258
Village of Trees RV Resort - 208 654-2133
Heyburn Riverside RV Park - 208 431-2977
Lake Walcott ID Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Lake Walcott State Park
959 Minidoka Dam Rd
Rupert, ID 83350
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Lake Walcott in Idaho.
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Lake Walcott is a great destination for bass, bluegill, sunfish, perch and rainbow trout fishing in south-central Idaho.