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
9/13/2019 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
6/11/2019 Kokanee 2,500 Less than 6 inches
6/4/2019 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/30/2019 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/3/2019 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/30/2018 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/8/2018 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/5/2017 Rainbow Trout 312 Greater than 6 inches
6/12/2017 Rainbow Trout 1,140 Greater than 6 inches
6/6/2017 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/13/2016 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/1/2016 Kokanee 2,500 Less than 6 inches
5/6/2016 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
4/22/2016 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
10/14/2015 Rainbow Trout 1,002 Greater than 6 inches
5/22/2015 Kokanee 1,000 Less than 6 inches
5/12/2015 Rainbow Trout 1,003 Greater than 6 inches
4/22/2015 Rainbow Trout 1,008 Greater than 6 inches
6/17/2014 Rainbow Trout 1,991 Greater than 6 inches
5/12/2014 Kokanee 1,027 Less than 6 inches
4/23/2014 Rainbow Trout 1,005 Greater than 6 inches
6/28/2013 Rainbow Trout 983 Greater than 6 inches
5/22/2013 Rainbow Trout 967 Greater than 6 inches
5/15/2013 Rainbow Trout 1,012 Greater than 6 inches
6/18/2012 Rainbow Trout 897 Greater than 6 inches
6/14/2012 Kokanee 1,239 Less than 6 inches
6/11/2012 Rainbow Trout 900 Greater than 6 inches
5/22/2012 Rainbow Trout 897 Greater than 6 inches
6/7/2011 Kokanee 996 Less than 6 inches
5/26/2011 Rainbow Trout 2,040 Greater than 6 inches
6/6/2007 Rainbow Trout 2,070 Less than 6 inches
6/2/2005 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Less than 6 inches
4/8/2003 Rainbow Trout 1,999 Less than 6 inches
5/17/2002 Rainbow Trout 1,908 Less than 6 inches
10/17/2001 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Less than 6 inches
6/12/2000 Rainbow Trout 67 Greater than 6 inches
6/2/2000 Rainbow Trout 124 Adults
5/3/2000 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Less than 6 inches
4/27/1999 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Less than 6 inches
4/21/1999 Rainbow Trout 1,358 Greater than 6 inches
4/20/1999 Rainbow Trout 1,358 Greater than 6 inches
6/3/1997 Rainbow Trout 1,003 Greater than 6 inches
5/15/1997 Rainbow Trout 2,040 Greater than 6 inches
10/24/1996 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 3,320 Less than 6 inches
6/6/1996 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/6/1996 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 2,300 Less than 6 inches
5/13/1996 Rainbow Trout 2,009 Greater than 6 inches
6/7/1995 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/17/1995 Rainbow Trout 1,010 Greater than 6 inches
4/10/1995 Rainbow Trout 1,001 Greater than 6 inches
6/7/1994 Rainbow Trout 961 Greater than 6 inches
5/16/1994 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
4/15/1994 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/15/1993 Rainbow Trout 1,280 Greater than 6 inches
5/27/1993 Rainbow Trout 720 Greater than 6 inches
4/23/1993 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/8/1992 Rainbow Trout 800 Greater than 6 inches
5/16/1992 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
4/14/1992 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/17/1991 Rainbow Trout 1,008 Greater than 6 inches
5/22/1991 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
4/22/1991 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/24/1990 Gammarus Species 10 Unknown size
6/19/1990 Rainbow Trout 1,400 Greater than 6 inches
5/15/1990 Rainbow Trout 525 Greater than 6 inches
4/24/1990 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/8/1989 Rainbow Trout 930 Greater than 6 inches
5/8/1989 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
9/15/1988 Rainbow Trout 1,120 Greater than 6 inches
6/24/1988 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
6/15/1988 Largemouth Bass 120 Greater than 6 inches
5/24/1988 Rainbow Trout 990 Greater than 6 inches
4/20/1988 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
4/15/1988 Black Crappie 250 Less than 6 inches
6/17/1987 Rainbow Trout 988 Greater than 6 inches
5/15/1987 Rainbow Trout 1,024 Greater than 6 inches
4/9/1987 Rainbow Trout 1,007 Greater than 6 inches
6/18/1986 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/21/1986 Rainbow Trout 1,007 Greater than 6 inches
4/10/1986 Rainbow Trout 1,008 Greater than 6 inches
9/30/1985 Rainbow Trout 1,512 Greater than 6 inches
4/24/1985 Rainbow Trout 1,450 Greater than 6 inches
6/28/1984 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
4/25/1984 Rainbow Trout 1,520 Greater than 6 inches
4/19/1983 Rainbow Trout 1,505 Greater than 6 inches
6/10/1982 Rainbow Trout 1,920 Greater than 6 inches
4/20/1982 Rainbow Trout 1,260 Greater than 6 inches
7/22/1981 Rainbow Trout 2,730 Greater than 6 inches
4/21/1981 Rainbow Trout 2,025 Greater than 6 inches
7/25/1980 Rainbow Trout 1,880 Greater than 6 inches
4/30/1980 Rainbow Trout 2,250 Less than 6 inches
9/18/1979 Rainbow Trout 5,080 Less than 6 inches
6/26/1979 Rainbow Trout 1,792 Greater than 6 inches
4/13/1979 Rainbow Trout 2,015 Greater than 6 inches
6/13/1978 Rainbow Trout 1,018 Greater than 6 inches
5/3/1978 Rainbow Trout 2,003 Greater than 6 inches
9/21/1977 Rainbow Trout 6,588 Less than 6 inches
6/15/1977 Rainbow Trout 1,035 Greater than 6 inches
4/22/1977 Rainbow Trout 1,920 Greater than 6 inches
6/25/1976 Rainbow Trout 1,560 Greater than 6 inches
6/9/1976 Rainbow Trout 2,160 Greater than 6 inches
4/21/1976 Rainbow Trout 2,320 Greater than 6 inches
6/19/1975 Rainbow Trout 1,680 Greater than 6 inches
5/22/1975 Rainbow Trout 1,600 Greater than 6 inches
4/28/1975 Rainbow Trout 2,940 Greater than 6 inches
5/16/1974 Rainbow Trout 1,275 Greater than 6 inches
4/15/1974 Rainbow Trout 2,720 Greater than 6 inches
5/9/1973 Rainbow Trout 2,560 Greater than 6 inches
4/24/1973 Rainbow Trout 1,600 Greater than 6 inches
4/12/1973 Rainbow Trout 1,760 Greater than 6 inches
6/15/1972 Cutthroat Trout 2,015 Less than 6 inches
5/19/1972 Rainbow Trout 1,680 Greater than 6 inches
5/3/1972 Rainbow Trout 2,560 Greater than 6 inches
4/19/1972 Rainbow Trout 1,760 Greater than 6 inches
6/7/1971 Rainbow Trout 2,160 Greater than 6 inches
4/26/1971 Rainbow Trout 2,080 Greater than 6 inches
4/22/1971 Rainbow Trout 2,780 Greater than 6 inches
6/23/1970 Rainbow Trout 1,360 Greater than 6 inches
5/27/1970 Rainbow Trout 1,520 Greater than 6 inches
4/22/1970 Rainbow Trout 2,080 Greater than 6 inches
9/11/1969 Rainbow Trout 1,400 Greater than 6 inches
8/28/1969 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/14/1969 Rainbow Trout 1,680 Greater than 6 inches
6/24/1969 Rainbow Trout 2,065 Greater than 6 inches
4/30/1969 Rainbow Trout 2,640 Greater than 6 inches
6/25/1968 Rainbow Trout 1,820 Greater than 6 inches
5/16/1968 Rainbow Trout 2,276 Greater than 6 inches
4/23/1968 Rainbow Trout 1,860 Greater than 6 inches
Source: IDFG Fish Stocking Database.

Licenses and Tags

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Fishing Rules

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
Tiger Muskie
  • Tiger Muskie limit is 2, none under 40 inches
Trout includes Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Golden Trout, Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, Splake, Artic 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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