Tunnel Pond Season Update

For any season changes please call Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Enforcement at (877) 790-3474

Nez Perce Tribal permits are valid for trout fishing only in Tunnel Pond, Orofino, Idaho

**Please see posted fishing Regulations for a complete listing of fishing Rules & Regulations

Tunnel Pond April 1-Oct 31, 2017

Trout Methods of Take

  1. Catch & Release fishing is prohibited.
  2. Treble Hooks size 10# or smaller (12#, 14#, 16#) prohibited.
  3. Trout may be taken with barbed or barbless hooks.
  4. One (1) pole per person is allowed.  Pole must be attended at all times.

Harvest Rules

~ No person shall kill or retain in possession any trout which has been hooked other than in the mouth. Any trout hooked other than in the mouth must be released unharmed.

~ All fish that are hooked, landed and reduced to possession shall be counted in the limits of the person hooking the fish.

~ Catch & Release fishing is prohibited.

~ Once the angler has attained his bag, possession limits, he/she must cease fishing. All fish caught shall be retained and counted towards bag limit.

**Please see posted fishing Regulations for a complete listing  of fishing Rules & Regulations

Nez Perce Tribe Tunnel Pond

Tunnel Pond Restrictions

Welcome to Tunnel Pond!

Please help us make everyone's visit enjoyable!
  Visitors to Tunnel Pond must obey all posted Notices & Regulations. Please familiarize yourself with these postings and regulations upon arrival at Tunnel Pond.
  Non-tribal use is for daylight hours only.           
  Gates are locked sunset till sunrise (see onsite posted hours).
  Children under 14 years must be accompanied by an adult.
  All anglers are asked to obey the laws and regulations and to respect the rights and property of others.
  Any observed violations may be reported to the Nez Perce Fisheries/Conservation Enforcement at (877) 790-3474.

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    Size & Bag Limits

    Anglers may be allowed a bag limit of SIX (6) Fish per DAY, except on Opening Day when a reduced bag limit applies.