Porcupine Lake

Pend Oreille River Drainage

  • Recommended Fishing Water

Porcupine Lake in Bonner County is 10.5 acres.

Facilities

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

Recommended Game Fish

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size
8/31/2021 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 4,800 Less than 6 inches
8/23/2019 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 4,800 Less than 6 inches
7/25/2017 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 4,800 Less than 6 inches
8/9/2015 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 4,828 Less than 6 inches
8/7/2012 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 4,812 Less than 6 inches
9/21/2011 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 2,400 Less than 6 inches
7/19/2006 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/7/2005 Rainbow Trout 1,092 Greater than 6 inches
6/30/2004 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/8/2003 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
7/1/2003 Rainbow Trout 600 Greater than 6 inches
7/16/2002 Rainbow Trout 1,198 Greater than 6 inches
7/20/2001 Rainbow Trout 945 Greater than 6 inches
6/29/2000 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/22/1999 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/16/1998 Rainbow Trout 1,022 Greater than 6 inches
9/17/1997 Rainbow Trout 1,035 Greater than 6 inches
6/27/1995 Rainbow Trout 1,039 Greater than 6 inches
6/30/1994 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
9/22/1993 Rainbow Trout 387 Adults
6/26/1990 Rainbow Trout 750 Greater than 6 inches
7/21/1989 Rainbow Trout 690 Greater than 6 inches
9/9/1988 Rainbow Trout 507 Greater than 6 inches
6/30/1988 Rainbow Trout 600 Greater than 6 inches
9/23/1986 Rainbow Trout 375 Greater than 6 inches
8/31/1986 Rainbow Trout 200 Greater than 6 inches
6/30/1986 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
9/10/1985 Rainbow Trout 400 Greater than 6 inches
9/1/1985 Rainbow Trout 100 Greater than 6 inches
7/3/1985 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
9/10/1984 Rainbow Trout 512 Greater than 6 inches
8/6/1984 Rainbow Trout 504 Greater than 6 inches
9/30/1983 Rainbow Trout 2,085 Less than 6 inches
9/25/1982 Rainbow Trout 1,296 Less than 6 inches
8/28/1980 Rainbow Trout 2,040 Greater than 6 inches
7/9/1980 Rainbow Trout 2,400 Greater than 6 inches
9/28/1979 Rainbow Trout 4,560 Less than 6 inches
6/28/1979 Rainbow Trout 4,200 Greater than 6 inches
7/5/1978 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
8/3/1977 Rainbow Trout 1,040 Greater than 6 inches
7/14/1976 Rainbow Trout 2,024 Greater than 6 inches
7/21/1975 Rainbow Trout 2,035 Greater than 6 inches
9/4/1974 Rainbow Trout 2,120 Less than 6 inches
8/1/1973 Rainbow Trout 1,160 Greater than 6 inches
7/12/1972 Rainbow Trout 1,200 Greater than 6 inches
6/30/1971 Rainbow Trout 1,910 Greater than 6 inches
8/14/1970 Rainbow Trout 560 Greater than 6 inches
7/2/1970 Rainbow Trout 1,680 Greater than 6 inches
7/23/1969 Rainbow Trout 2,182 Greater than 6 inches
8/14/1968 Rainbow Trout 1,100 Less than 6 inches
7/2/1968 Rainbow Trout 1,440 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

No Special Rules for Porcupine Lake.
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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