Hayden Lake

Spokane River Drainage

  • Recommended Fishing Water

Hayden Lake in Kootenai County is 3,797.1 acres.

Facilities

Motor Restriction
No
Boat Ramp
Yes
Dock
Yes
Toilet
Yes
Campground
No
ADA Access
Handicap Accessible

Recommended Game Fish

Species Observed in Surveys

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size
2023/06/21 Kokanee - Late Spawner - Triploid 22,500 Fry (0-3 inches)
2023/06/08 Kokanee - Late Spawner - Triploid 78,750 Fry (0-3 inches)
2023/06/08 Rainbow X Cutthroat - Diploid 4,785 Catchable (6+ inches)
2023/06/06 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 40,030 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2022/06/28 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 68,325 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2022/06/27 Kokanee - Early Spawner 77,250 Fry (0-3 inches)
2021/09/15 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 86,900 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2021/06/10 Kokanee - Early Spawner 100,056 Fry (0-3 inches)
2020/09/16 Rainbow - Troutlodge Diploid 62,337 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2020/06/03 Kokanee - Early Spawner 99,200 Fry (0-3 inches)
2019/09/25 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 12,900 Catchable (6+ inches)
2019/09/23 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 20,790 Catchable (6+ inches)
2019/06/10 Kokanee - Early Spawner 100,000 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2018/09/13 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 53,720 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2018/09/13 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 10,936 Fry (0-3 inches)
2018/09/12 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 33,945 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2018/06/18 Kokanee - Late Spawner 100,920 Fry (0-3 inches)
2017/09/19 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 50,700 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2017/06/06 Kokanee - Early Spawner 100,320 Fry (0-3 inches)
2016/10/04 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 4,928 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2016/09/29 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 25,760 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2016/09/28 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 20,000 Catchable (6+ inches)
2016/06/23 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 3,070 Catchable (6+ inches)
2016/05/27 Kokanee - Early Spawner 64,200 Fry (0-3 inches)
2016/05/26 Kokanee - Early Spawner 235,800 Fry (0-3 inches)
2016/05/16 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 3,420 Catchable (6+ inches)
2016/04/15 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 3,180 Catchable (6+ inches)
2015/09/22 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 10,120 Catchable (6+ inches)
2015/09/18 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 26,400 Catchable (6+ inches)
2015/06/16 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 3,660 Catchable (6+ inches)
2015/05/28 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,351 Catchable (6+ inches)
2015/05/13 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 1,350 Catchable (6+ inches)
2015/05/07 Kokanee - Early Spawner 150,192 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2015/04/23 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 2,506 Catchable (6+ inches)
2014/09/21 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 38,400 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2014/06/06 Kokanee - Early Spawner 67,388 Fry (0-3 inches)
2014/06/05 Kokanee - Early Spawner 82,615 Fry (0-3 inches)
2013/10/01 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 39,312 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2013/09/24 Kokanee - Early Spawner 38,750 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2013/06/14 Kokanee - Early Spawner 104,238 Fry (0-3 inches)
2013/05/13 Westslope Cutthroat 18,829 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2012/06/18 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 18,000 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2012/06/18 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 4,832 Catchable (6+ inches)
2012/06/13 Kokanee - Early Spawner 101,553 Fry (0-3 inches)
2011/09/29 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 39,600 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2011/06/16 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 472 Catchable (6+ inches)
2011/06/15 Kokanee - Early Spawner 99,965 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2011/04/26 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 268,800 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2010/09/27 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 13,728 Fry (0-3 inches)
2010/09/27 Westslope Cutthroat 63,510 Fry (0-3 inches)
2010/04/13 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 269,800 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2009/06/17 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 225,531 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2009/06/08 Westslope Cutthroat 23,947 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2008/06/20 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 29,878 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2008/06/18 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 221,263 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2007/08/27 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 49,700 Fry (0-3 inches)
2007/06/06 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 324,000 Fry (0-3 inches)
2007/04/23 Westslope Cutthroat 36,666 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2007/04/19 Westslope Cutthroat 23,052 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2007/04/18 Westslope Cutthroat 23,854 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2006/04/25 Hayspur Kamloops Triploid 272,958 Fry (0-3 inches)
2006/04/25 Westslope Cutthroat 64,837 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2005/09/07 Hayspur Kamloops Triploid 79,980 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2005/05/06 Hayspur Kamloops Triploid 136,488 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2005/05/05 Westslope Cutthroat 35,700 Catchable (6+ inches)
2005/05/04 Westslope Cutthroat 37,260 Catchable (6+ inches)
2005/05/04 Westslope Cutthroat 20,520 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2004/09/14 Hayspur Kamloops Triploid 37,368 Catchable (6+ inches)
2004/05/19 Hayspur Kamloops Triploid 120,843 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2004/04/26 Westslope Cutthroat 9,780 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2004/04/23 Westslope Cutthroat 19,560 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2004/04/22 Westslope Cutthroat 41,577 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2004/04/20 Westslope Cutthroat 20,800 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2004/04/14 Westslope Cutthroat 7,155 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2003/09/16 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 137,124 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2003/04/24 Westslope Cutthroat 60,157 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2003/04/23 Westslope Cutthroat 63,120 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2003/04/08 Hayspur Kamloops Triploid 134,999 Fry (0-3 inches)
2002/09/24 Kamloops 173,257 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2002/06/03 Hayspur Kamloops Triploid 128,304 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2002/06/03 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 168,746 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2002/05/03 Westslope Cutthroat 7,074 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2002/05/02 Westslope Cutthroat 54,874 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2002/05/01 Westslope Cutthroat 11,810 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2002/04/30 Westslope Cutthroat 66,494 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2002/04/24 Westslope Cutthroat 11,304 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2002/04/19 Westslope Cutthroat 11,448 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2002/04/08 Hayspur Kamloops Triploid 135,105 Fry (0-3 inches)
2001/10/22 Kamloops 8,011 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2001/10/17 Kamloops 15,162 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2001/09/27 Kamloops 272,505 Fry (0-3 inches)
2001/06/26 Hayspur Kamloops Triploid 36,562 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2001/06/26 Rainbow - Troutlodge Triploid 13,940 Catchable (6+ inches)
2001/05/29 Rainbow - Hayspur Triploid 38,800 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2000/05/03 Domestic Kamloops 270,000 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2000/04/14 Westslope Cutthroat 38,250 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2000/04/12 Westslope Cutthroat 34,000 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
2000/04/11 Westslope Cutthroat 34,000 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1999/10/14 Domestic Kamloops 63,520 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1999/10/14 Westslope Cutthroat 93,813 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1999/10/13 Domestic Kamloops 181,592 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1999/05/07 Westslope Cutthroat 12,600 Catchable (6+ inches)
1998/09/30 Domestic Kamloops 48,280 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1998/09/29 Domestic Kamloops 22,000 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1998/09/28 Domestic Kamloops 29,575 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1998/09/18 Westslope Cutthroat 74,250 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1998/09/12 Domestic Kamloops 44,200 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1998/09/11 Domestic Kamloops 66,300 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1998/09/11 Westslope Cutthroat 15,280 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1998/09/10 Domestic Kamloops 41,080 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1998/09/10 Westslope Cutthroat 12,033 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1998/09/08 Domestic Kamloops 22,620 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1997/09/16 Domestic Kamloops 302,268 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1997/09/16 Westslope Cutthroat 100,122 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1996/11/01 Westslope Cutthroat 4,372 Catchable (6+ inches)
1996/10/31 Westslope Cutthroat 1,105 Catchable (6+ inches)
1996/09/18 Westslope Cutthroat 100,028 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1996/09/17 Domestic Kamloops 271,626 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1995/10/05 Westslope Cutthroat 100,732 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1995/10/04 Domestic Kamloops 85,333 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1995/09/15 Domestic Kamloops 14,720 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1995/06/29 Domestic Kamloops 92,235 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1994/10/11 Domestic Kamloops 79,560 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1994/10/03 Westslope Cutthroat 16,150 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1994/09/30 Westslope Cutthroat 2,928 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1994/09/29 Westslope Cutthroat 14,640 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1994/09/28 Westslope Cutthroat 29,300 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1994/09/27 Westslope Cutthroat 14,400 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1994/09/26 Domestic Kamloops 56,100 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1994/09/26 Westslope Cutthroat 23,000 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1994/04/26 Westslope Cutthroat 8,601 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1994/04/22 Westslope Cutthroat 10,370 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1994/04/21 Rainbow - Hayspur Diploid 37,625 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1994/04/19 Domestic Kamloops 98,000 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1994/04/19 Westslope Cutthroat 8,880 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1994/04/18 Westslope Cutthroat 8,178 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1994/04/13 Westslope Cutthroat 7,944 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1994/04/08 Westslope Cutthroat 8,740 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1994/04/07 Westslope Cutthroat 10,560 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1994/04/04 Westslope Cutthroat 9,306 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1994/04/01 Westslope Cutthroat 18,532 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1993/10/21 Troutlodge 57,400 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1993/09/16 Splake 5,000 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1993/06/16 Westslope Cutthroat 7,033 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1993/06/14 Westslope Cutthroat 20,720 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1993/05/18 Black Canyon Kamloops 136,036 Fry (0-3 inches)
1993/05/18 Westslope Cutthroat 29,540 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1993/05/14 Westslope Cutthroat 8,585 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1993/05/13 Westslope Cutthroat 8,720 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1993/05/12 Westslope Cutthroat 16,680 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1992/10/19 Domestic Kamloops 134,785 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1992/09/21 Splake 4,004 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1992/06/17 Domestic Kamloops 121,632 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1992/06/02 Westslope Cutthroat 12,320 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1992/06/01 Westslope Cutthroat 23,550 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1992/05/28 Westslope Cutthroat 11,264 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1992/05/27 Westslope Cutthroat 11,968 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1992/05/26 Westslope Cutthroat 11,264 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1992/04/29 Westslope Cutthroat 42,169 Fry (0-3 inches)
1992/04/27 Westslope Cutthroat 65,311 Fry (0-3 inches)
1991/11/12 Westslope Cutthroat 27,094 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1991/10/30 Westslope Cutthroat 27,094 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1991/10/09 Troutlodge 150,150 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1991/07/22 Westslope Cutthroat 5,412 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1991/07/01 Domestic Kamloops 148,200 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1991/06/03 Westslope Cutthroat 5,097 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1991/05/28 Westslope Cutthroat 11,700 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1991/05/20 Westslope Cutthroat 10,440 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1991/05/17 Westslope Cutthroat 11,840 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1991/05/14 Rainbow - Hayspur Diploid 84,275 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1991/05/14 Westslope Cutthroat 13,360 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1991/05/09 Westslope Cutthroat 14,320 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1991/05/02 Westslope Cutthroat 13,888 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1991/04/24 Westslope Cutthroat 10,880 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1990/09/27 Troutlodge 93,300 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1990/09/25 Troutlodge 110,250 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1990/09/19 Domestic Kamloops 6,450 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1990/09/19 Splake 4,709 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1990/09/19 Westslope Cutthroat 16,608 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1990/05/16 Westslope Cutthroat 17,169 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1990/05/14 Westslope Cutthroat 16,000 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1990/05/10 Pennask Rainbow 8,575 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1990/05/03 Domestic Kamloops 199,920 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1990/05/02 Westslope Cutthroat 16,367 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1990/04/19 Westslope Cutthroat 12,616 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1990/04/18 Westslope Cutthroat 25,384 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1990/04/17 Westslope Cutthroat 12,464 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1990/03/30 Wild Kamloops 72,223 Fry (0-3 inches)
1990/03/28 Rainbow X Cutthroat - Diploid 3,366 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1989/07/24 Westslope Cutthroat 4,888 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1989/07/23 Westslope Cutthroat 11,500 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1989/07/21 Westslope Cutthroat 11,500 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1989/07/20 Westslope Cutthroat 11,500 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1989/07/10 Domestic Kamloops 51,450 Fry (0-3 inches)
1989/07/05 Eagle Lake Rainbow 68,850 Fry (0-3 inches)
1989/07/05 Kokanee - Late Spawner 42,789 Fry (0-3 inches)
1989/07/05 Mt Shasta Rainbow 57,658 Fry (0-3 inches)
1989/06/29 Domestic Kamloops 42,989 Fry (0-3 inches)
1989/06/29 Eagle Lake Rainbow 75,000 Fry (0-3 inches)
1989/06/13 Westslope Cutthroat 3,525 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1989/06/12 Westslope Cutthroat 11,280 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1989/06/09 Westslope Cutthroat 15,500 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1989/06/01 Westslope Cutthroat 12,400 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1989/05/18 Mt Lassen Rainbow 6,930 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1989/05/12 Westslope Cutthroat 10,400 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1989/05/11 Westslope Cutthroat 19,360 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1989/05/05 Westslope Cutthroat 19,360 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1989/05/04 Westslope Cutthroat 38,720 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1989/05/03 Westslope Cutthroat 19,360 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1989/01/04 Domestic Kamloops 32,760 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1989/01/04 Wild Kamloops 230,850 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1988/09/30 Domestic Kamloops 12,404 Fry (0-3 inches)
1988/06/23 Westslope Cutthroat 23,490 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1988/04/04 Domestic Kamloops 95,700 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1987/09/09 Domestic Kamloops 43,239 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1987/05/05 Domestic Kamloops 273,600 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1987/04/24 Westslope Cutthroat 6,160 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1987/04/23 Mt Lassen Rainbow 50,000 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1987/04/23 Westslope Cutthroat 33,880 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1986/09/05 Smallmouth Bass 4,000 Fry (0-3 inches)
1986/08/07 Wild Kamloops 24,335 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1986/05/29 Domestic Kamloops 77,625 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1986/05/28 Domestic Kamloops 81,000 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1985/09/16 Domestic Kamloops 156,100 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1985/08/20 Smallmouth Bass 2,050 Fry (0-3 inches)
1985/07/08 Domestic Kamloops 4,565 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1985/07/03 Domestic Kamloops 7,470 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1985/03/18 Wild Kamloops 3,531 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1984/07/23 Domestic Kamloops 260,400 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1983/10/18 Domestic Kamloops 44,100 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1983/10/04 Domestic Kamloops 51,450 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1983/09/16 Smallmouth Bass 213 Catchable (6+ inches)
1983/08/05 Domestic Kamloops 17,490 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1983/06/22 Domestic Kamloops 115,000 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1983/04/28 Westslope Cutthroat 42,256 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1982/06/04 Westslope Cutthroat 19,575 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1982/05/28 Westslope Cutthroat 18,850 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1982/05/26 Westslope Cutthroat 39,520 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1982/05/12 Westslope Cutthroat 6,000 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1981/09/30 Cutthroat 529 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1979/08/07 Cutthroat 300 Adults
1978/12/01 Cutthroat 3,915 Fingerling (3-6 inches)
1978/06/06 Cutthroat 748 Catchable (6+ inches)
1976/05/17 Rainbow Unspecified 3,840 Catchable (6+ inches)
1976/04/26 Rainbow Unspecified 4,960 Catchable (6+ inches)
1975/05/01 Rainbow Unspecified 4,800 Catchable (6+ inches)
1974/09/12 Rainbow Unspecified 1,760 Catchable (6+ inches)
1974/06/19 Rainbow Unspecified 1,688 Catchable (6+ inches)
1974/04/22 Rainbow Unspecified 2,310 Catchable (6+ inches)
1973/08/28 Coho Salmon 118,496 Fry (0-3 inches)
1973/08/23 Coho Salmon 70,246 Fry (0-3 inches)
1973/07/20 Coho Salmon 82,500 Fry (0-3 inches)
1973/06/22 Coho Salmon 135,000 Fry (0-3 inches)
1973/06/07 Rainbow Unspecified 7,310 Catchable (6+ inches)
1973/04/10 Rainbow Unspecified 7,440 Catchable (6+ inches)
1972/07/31 Coho Salmon 77,520 Fry (0-3 inches)
1972/07/25 Coho Salmon 125,950 Fry (0-3 inches)
1972/07/10 Coho Salmon 173,200 Fry (0-3 inches)
1972/05/08 Rainbow Unspecified 11,515 Catchable (6+ inches)
1972/04/17 Rainbow Unspecified 2,880 Adults
1971/08/21 Rainbow Unspecified 4,800 Catchable (6+ inches)
1971/08/10 Coho Salmon 51,840 Fry (0-3 inches)
1971/08/07 Coho Salmon 51,840 Fry (0-3 inches)
1971/08/06 Coho Salmon 51,840 Fry (0-3 inches)
1971/08/02 Coho Salmon 44,064 Fry (0-3 inches)
1971/05/17 Rainbow Unspecified 8,160 Catchable (6+ inches)
1971/05/03 Rainbow Unspecified 6,480 Catchable (6+ inches)
1971/04/12 Rainbow Unspecified 4,200 Catchable (6+ inches)
1970/08/03 Coho Salmon 52,470 Fry (0-3 inches)
1970/07/31 Coho Salmon 60,800 Fry (0-3 inches)
1970/07/30 Coho Salmon 52,470 Fry (0-3 inches)
1970/05/07 Rainbow Unspecified 5,040 Catchable (6+ inches)
1970/04/30 Rainbow Unspecified 5,760 Catchable (6+ inches)
1970/04/20 Rainbow Unspecified 5,250 Catchable (6+ inches)
1969/09/17 Cutthroat 26,572 Fry (0-3 inches)
1969/06/04 Coho Salmon 153,120 Fry (0-3 inches)
1969/05/08 Rainbow Unspecified 5,460 Catchable (6+ inches)
1969/05/05 Rainbow Unspecified 5,460 Catchable (6+ inches)
1969/04/17 Rainbow Unspecified 5,460 Catchable (6+ inches)
1968/04/18 Rainbow Unspecified 8,910 Catchable (6+ inches)
1968/04/15 Rainbow Unspecified 6,210 Catchable (6+ inches)
Source: IDFG Fish Stocking Database.

Licenses and Tags

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Fishing Rules, 2022 - 2024

All Waters Open All Year

Except as modified in Special Rules
Fishing is not allowed within the posted upstream and downstream boundary of any fish weir or trap.

Daily Bag Limits

The following daily bag limits apply to all waters within each region except as modified in the Special Rules. The possession limit is 3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season.

Special Rules

Hayden Lake
  • Bass limit is 6, only two may be Largemouth Bass, no Largemouth Bass under 20 inches
  • Crappie limit is 6, none under 10 inches
Panhandle Region Bag Limits
Bass (Largemouth and Smallmouth)

  • Bass limit is 6, both species combined

Brook Trout

  • Brook Trout limit is 25

Bull Trout

  • Bull Trout limit is 0, catch-and-release

Burbot

  • Burbot limit is 6

Chinook Salmon (land-locked)

  • Chinook Salmon limit is 2, none under 20 inches

Kokanee

  • Kokanee limit is 15

Sturgeon

  • Fishing for or targeting sturgeon in the Kootenai River is illegal
  • Sturgeon limit is 0, catch-and-release

Tiger Muskie

  • Tiger Muskie limit is 2, none under 40 inches

Trout includes Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Golden Trout, Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, Splake, Arctic Grayling, trout hybrids (e.g. Tiger Trout)

  • Trout limit is 6, all species combined
  • Does not include Bull Trout and Brook Trout which are listed separately

Whitefish

  • Whitefish limit is 25

All Other Fish Species includes bullfrogs and crayfish

  • No bag, size or possession limit
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