Porcupine Creek

Tributary of the Lightning Creek

    Porcupine Creek in Bonner County is 3.8 miles in length.

    Species Observed in Surveys

    Fish Stocking Records

    No stocking records found for Porcupine Creek.
    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

    Clark Fork River tributaries (includes Lightning Creek and tributaries)
    • Rainbow trout closed to harvest December 1 through Friday before Memorial Day weekend
    • Trout limit is 6, no harvest of Cutthroat Trout
    • No bait allowed December 1 through Friday before Memorial day weekend
    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 limit is 6

    Chinook Salmon (land-locked)

    • Chinook Salmon limit is 2, none under 20 inches


    • Kokanee limit is 15


    • 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 limit is 25

    All Other Fish Species includes bullfrogs and crayfish

    • No bag, size or possession limit
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