Bonner Lake

Flows into the Sand Creek

  • Recommended Fishing Water

Bonner Lake in Boundary County is 21.5 acres.

Facilities

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

Directions

Primitive gravel boat ramp.

Recommended Game Fish

Species Observed in Surveys

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size
2022/05/02 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
2022/04/19 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
2021/06/24 Kokanee 2,496 Less than 6 inches
2021/06/16 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
2021/04/29 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
2021/04/21 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
2020/06/19 Rainbow Trout 1,001 Greater than 6 inches
2020/06/10 Rainbow Trout 1,024 Greater than 6 inches
2020/06/03 Kokanee 2,604 Less than 6 inches
2020/04/23 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
2019/11/06 Burbot 2,000 Less than 6 inches
2019/09/13 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
2019/06/11 Kokanee 2,500 Less than 6 inches
2019/06/04 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
2019/05/30 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
2019/05/03 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
2019/01/29 Burbot 4,000 Less than 6 inches
2018/05/30 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
2018/05/08 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
2017/10/11 Burbot 200 Greater than 6 inches
2017/10/11 Burbot 1,400 Less than 6 inches
2017/07/05 Rainbow Trout 312 Greater than 6 inches
2017/06/12 Rainbow Trout 1,140 Greater than 6 inches
2017/06/06 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
2016/09/08 Burbot 430 Greater than 6 inches
2016/06/13 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
2016/06/01 Kokanee 2,500 Less than 6 inches
2016/05/12 Burbot 1,452 Greater than 6 inches
2016/05/06 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
2016/04/22 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
2015/10/16 Burbot 276 Less than 6 inches
2015/10/14 Rainbow Trout 1,002 Greater than 6 inches
2015/05/22 Kokanee 1,000 Less than 6 inches
2015/05/12 Rainbow Trout 1,003 Greater than 6 inches
2015/04/22 Rainbow Trout 1,008 Greater than 6 inches
2014/10/30 Burbot 18 Greater than 6 inches
2014/10/30 Burbot 82 Less than 6 inches
2014/06/17 Rainbow Trout 1,991 Greater than 6 inches
2014/05/12 Kokanee 1,027 Less than 6 inches
2014/04/23 Rainbow Trout 1,005 Greater than 6 inches
2013/06/28 Rainbow Trout 983 Greater than 6 inches
2013/05/22 Rainbow Trout 967 Greater than 6 inches
2013/05/15 Rainbow Trout 1,012 Greater than 6 inches
2012/06/18 Rainbow Trout 897 Greater than 6 inches
2012/06/14 Kokanee 1,239 Less than 6 inches
2012/06/11 Rainbow Trout 900 Greater than 6 inches
2012/05/22 Rainbow Trout 897 Greater than 6 inches
2011/06/07 Kokanee 996 Less than 6 inches
2011/05/26 Rainbow Trout 2,040 Greater than 6 inches
2007/06/06 Rainbow Trout 2,070 Less than 6 inches
2005/06/02 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Less than 6 inches
2003/04/08 Rainbow Trout 1,999 Less than 6 inches
2002/05/17 Rainbow Trout 1,908 Less than 6 inches
2001/10/17 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Less than 6 inches
2000/06/12 Rainbow Trout 67 Greater than 6 inches
2000/06/02 Rainbow Trout 124 Adults
2000/05/03 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Less than 6 inches
1999/04/27 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Less than 6 inches
1999/04/21 Rainbow Trout 1,358 Greater than 6 inches
1999/04/20 Rainbow Trout 1,358 Greater than 6 inches
1997/06/03 Rainbow Trout 1,003 Greater than 6 inches
1997/05/15 Rainbow Trout 2,040 Greater than 6 inches
1996/10/24 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 3,320 Less than 6 inches
1996/06/06 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1996/06/06 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 2,300 Less than 6 inches
1996/05/13 Rainbow Trout 2,009 Greater than 6 inches
1995/06/07 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1995/05/17 Rainbow Trout 1,010 Greater than 6 inches
1995/04/10 Rainbow Trout 1,001 Greater than 6 inches
1994/06/07 Rainbow Trout 961 Greater than 6 inches
1994/05/16 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1994/04/15 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1993/06/15 Rainbow Trout 1,280 Greater than 6 inches
1993/05/27 Rainbow Trout 720 Greater than 6 inches
1993/04/23 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1992/06/08 Rainbow Trout 800 Greater than 6 inches
1992/05/16 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1992/04/14 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1991/06/17 Rainbow Trout 1,008 Greater than 6 inches
1991/05/22 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1991/04/22 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1990/07/24 Gammarus Species 10 Unknown size
1990/06/19 Rainbow Trout 1,400 Greater than 6 inches
1990/05/15 Rainbow Trout 525 Greater than 6 inches
1990/04/24 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1989/06/08 Rainbow Trout 930 Greater than 6 inches
1989/05/08 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1988/09/15 Rainbow Trout 1,120 Greater than 6 inches
1988/06/24 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
1988/06/15 Largemouth Bass 120 Greater than 6 inches
1988/05/24 Rainbow Trout 990 Greater than 6 inches
1988/04/20 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1988/04/15 Black Crappie 250 Less than 6 inches
1987/06/17 Rainbow Trout 988 Greater than 6 inches
1987/05/15 Rainbow Trout 1,024 Greater than 6 inches
1987/04/09 Rainbow Trout 1,007 Greater than 6 inches
1986/06/18 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1986/05/21 Rainbow Trout 1,007 Greater than 6 inches
1986/04/10 Rainbow Trout 1,008 Greater than 6 inches
1985/09/30 Rainbow Trout 1,512 Greater than 6 inches
1985/04/24 Rainbow Trout 1,450 Greater than 6 inches
1984/06/28 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
1984/04/25 Rainbow Trout 1,520 Greater than 6 inches
1983/04/19 Rainbow Trout 1,505 Greater than 6 inches
1982/06/10 Rainbow Trout 1,920 Greater than 6 inches
1982/04/20 Rainbow Trout 1,260 Greater than 6 inches
1981/07/22 Rainbow Trout 2,730 Greater than 6 inches
1981/04/21 Rainbow Trout 2,025 Greater than 6 inches
1980/07/25 Rainbow Trout 1,880 Greater than 6 inches
1980/04/30 Rainbow Trout 2,250 Less than 6 inches
1979/09/18 Rainbow Trout 5,080 Less than 6 inches
1979/06/26 Rainbow Trout 1,792 Greater than 6 inches
1979/04/13 Rainbow Trout 2,015 Greater than 6 inches
1978/06/13 Rainbow Trout 1,018 Greater than 6 inches
1978/05/03 Rainbow Trout 2,003 Greater than 6 inches
1977/09/21 Rainbow Trout 6,588 Less than 6 inches
1977/06/15 Rainbow Trout 1,035 Greater than 6 inches
1977/04/22 Rainbow Trout 1,920 Greater than 6 inches
1976/06/25 Rainbow Trout 1,560 Greater than 6 inches
1976/06/09 Rainbow Trout 2,160 Greater than 6 inches
1976/04/21 Rainbow Trout 2,320 Greater than 6 inches
1975/06/19 Rainbow Trout 1,680 Greater than 6 inches
1975/05/22 Rainbow Trout 1,600 Greater than 6 inches
1975/04/28 Rainbow Trout 2,940 Greater than 6 inches
1974/05/16 Rainbow Trout 1,275 Greater than 6 inches
1974/04/15 Rainbow Trout 2,720 Greater than 6 inches
1973/05/09 Rainbow Trout 2,560 Greater than 6 inches
1973/04/24 Rainbow Trout 1,600 Greater than 6 inches
1973/04/12 Rainbow Trout 1,760 Greater than 6 inches
1972/06/15 Cutthroat Trout 2,015 Less than 6 inches
1972/05/19 Rainbow Trout 1,680 Greater than 6 inches
1972/05/03 Rainbow Trout 2,560 Greater than 6 inches
1972/04/19 Rainbow Trout 1,760 Greater than 6 inches
1971/06/07 Rainbow Trout 2,160 Greater than 6 inches
1971/04/26 Rainbow Trout 2,080 Greater than 6 inches
1971/04/22 Rainbow Trout 2,780 Greater than 6 inches
1970/06/23 Rainbow Trout 1,360 Greater than 6 inches
1970/05/27 Rainbow Trout 1,520 Greater than 6 inches
1970/04/22 Rainbow Trout 2,080 Greater than 6 inches
1969/09/11 Rainbow Trout 1,400 Greater than 6 inches
1969/08/28 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
1969/07/14 Rainbow Trout 1,680 Greater than 6 inches
1969/06/24 Rainbow Trout 2,065 Greater than 6 inches
1969/04/30 Rainbow Trout 2,640 Greater than 6 inches
1968/06/25 Rainbow Trout 1,820 Greater than 6 inches
1968/05/16 Rainbow Trout 2,276 Greater than 6 inches
1968/04/23 Rainbow Trout 1,860 Greater than 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

Bonner Lake
  • Electric motors only
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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