Big Mill Creek

General Information

County: Jackson
Location: Located on Big Mill Wildlife Management Area, 4.5 miles west of Bellevue just south of Mill Creek Road.
Acres: 0.90
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks

Bellevue State Park

Amenities

Amenities at Big Mill Creek include:
  • Camping
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  • annual 2017 - 1,891 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2017 - 5,216 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2016 - 1,325 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2016 - 6,522 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2015 - 1,545 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2015 - 5,505 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2014 - 1,250 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2014 - 4,812 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2013 - 1,425 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2013 - 5,485 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2012 - 1,450 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2012 - 6,255 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2011 - 1,500 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2011 - 5,300 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2010 - 1,025 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2010 - 5,693 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2009 - 200 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2009 - 7,652 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2008 - 1,579 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2008 - 5,296 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • Brook Trout
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 5 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 10 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: Anglers must have paid the Trout Fee to fish for or possess trout
  • Brown Trout
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 5 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 10 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: Anglers must have paid the Trout Fee to fish for or possess trout
  • Green Sunfish
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Rainbow Trout
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 5 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 10 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: Anglers must have paid the Trout Fee to fish for or possess trout
  • White Sucker
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: May be taken by hand fishing, by snagging, by spear or by bow and arrow, day or night.

Contacts

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Water Quality

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