Brush Lake

Flows into the Brush Creek

  • Recommended Fishing Water
  • Family Fishing Water

Brush Lake in Boundary County is 101.7 acres.

A scenic lake tucked into the trees north of Bonners Ferry and favored by locals, it features a picnic area and wildlife viewing opportunities.

Facilities

Motor Restriction
Yes
Boat Ramp
Yes
Dock
Yes
Toilet
Yes
Campground
Yes
ADA Access
Yes

Directions

From the Kootenai River north of Bonners Ferry, go north on US Hwy 95 about 17 miles. Turn east on Brush Lake Rd and continue 2.1 miles to the lake.

Recommended Game Fish

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size
6/28/2019 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 1,380 Greater than 6 inches
6/5/2019 Rainbow Trout 1,800 Greater than 6 inches
5/31/2019 Rainbow Trout 900 Greater than 6 inches
5/8/2019 Rainbow Trout 900 Greater than 6 inches
5/2/2019 Rainbow Trout 1,800 Greater than 6 inches
10/2/2018 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 966 Greater than 6 inches
5/31/2018 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 1,527 Greater than 6 inches
5/4/2018 Rainbow Trout 3,800 Greater than 6 inches
6/27/2017 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 480 Adults
6/27/2017 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 520 Greater than 6 inches
6/7/2017 Rainbow Trout 1,796 Greater than 6 inches
5/3/2017 Rainbow Trout 3,406 Greater than 6 inches
10/12/2016 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 682 Greater than 6 inches
9/15/2016 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 540 Greater than 6 inches
6/13/2016 Rainbow Trout 1,380 Greater than 6 inches
5/13/2016 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 777 Less than 6 inches
5/6/2016 Rainbow Trout 1,800 Greater than 6 inches
4/22/2016 Rainbow Trout 1,800 Greater than 6 inches
9/9/2015 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 363 Greater than 6 inches
6/11/2015 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/29/2015 Rainbow Trout 1,802 Greater than 6 inches
5/22/2015 Kokanee 750 Less than 6 inches
5/22/2015 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 750 Less than 6 inches
4/16/2015 Rainbow Trout 1,968 Greater than 6 inches
10/14/2014 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/18/2014 Rainbow Trout 1,422 Greater than 6 inches
6/10/2014 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 524 Greater than 6 inches
6/9/2014 Rainbow Trout 1,536 Greater than 6 inches
5/22/2014 Rainbow Trout 900 Greater than 6 inches
5/12/2014 Kokanee 751 Less than 6 inches
5/9/2014 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 823 Less than 6 inches
5/1/2014 Rainbow Trout 612 Greater than 6 inches
4/22/2014 Rainbow Trout 907 Greater than 6 inches
6/11/2013 Rainbow Trout 3,611 Greater than 6 inches
5/16/2013 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 768 Less than 6 inches
4/24/2013 Rainbow Trout 1,799 Greater than 6 inches
6/18/2012 Rainbow Trout 1,800 Greater than 6 inches
6/14/2012 Kokanee 1,268 Less than 6 inches
5/16/2012 Rainbow Trout 1,798 Greater than 6 inches
5/11/2012 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 1,556 Less than 6 inches
4/26/2012 Rainbow Trout 1,800 Greater than 6 inches
9/29/2011 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
7/7/2011 Kokanee 1,139 Less than 6 inches
6/13/2011 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/31/2011 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 750 Less than 6 inches
5/9/2011 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
4/27/2011 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
10/21/2010 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 1,475 Greater than 6 inches
6/18/2010 Rainbow Trout 1,920 Greater than 6 inches
5/27/2010 Rainbow Trout 2,030 Greater than 6 inches
5/24/2010 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 752 Less than 6 inches
3/29/2010 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 1,210 Greater than 6 inches
9/29/2009 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 1,003 Greater than 6 inches
6/11/2009 Rainbow Trout 1,980 Greater than 6 inches
6/1/2009 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 758 Less than 6 inches
5/15/2009 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 1,921 Greater than 6 inches
4/29/2009 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 2,106 Greater than 6 inches
6/23/2008 Rainbow Trout 1,994 Greater than 6 inches
6/10/2008 Rainbow Trout 1,956 Greater than 6 inches
4/30/2008 Rainbow Trout 1,980 Greater than 6 inches
6/13/2007 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
5/17/2007 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/14/2007 Kokanee 1,036 Less than 6 inches
5/1/2007 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
4/18/2007 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 768 Less than 6 inches
6/5/2006 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/30/2006 Kokanee 1,014 Less than 6 inches
5/15/2006 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
4/28/2006 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/24/2005 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/26/2005 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/9/2005 Kokanee 1,153 Less than 6 inches
5/3/2005 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 765 Less than 6 inches
4/25/2005 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/21/2004 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/18/2004 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/17/2004 Kokanee 2,538 Less than 6 inches
5/5/2004 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
4/13/2004 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 755 Less than 6 inches
4/12/2004 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/26/2003 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/10/2003 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/29/2003 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/19/2003 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
4/29/2003 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
4/25/2003 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
4/24/2003 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 1,227 Less than 6 inches
5/18/2002 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/14/2002 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/9/2002 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
4/30/2002 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
4/25/2002 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 10,048 Less than 6 inches
6/25/2001 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/14/2001 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/1/2001 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/10/2001 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
4/26/2001 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/12/2000 Rainbow Trout 3,092 Greater than 6 inches
5/24/2000 Rainbow Trout 2,570 Greater than 6 inches
6/14/1999 Rainbow Trout 3,030 Greater than 6 inches
5/18/1999 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
9/30/1998 Rainbow Trout 1,700 Greater than 6 inches
6/17/1998 Rainbow Trout 888 Greater than 6 inches
6/4/1998 Rainbow Trout 1,346 Greater than 6 inches
5/19/1998 Rainbow Trout 1,008 Greater than 6 inches
5/5/1998 Rainbow Trout 1,191 Greater than 6 inches
4/20/1998 Rainbow Trout 1,077 Greater than 6 inches
4/3/1998 Rainbow Trout 1,240 Greater than 6 inches
10/28/1997 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 5,040 Less than 6 inches
6/17/1997 Rainbow Trout 1,002 Greater than 6 inches
6/3/1997 Rainbow Trout 1,003 Greater than 6 inches
5/23/1997 Rainbow Trout 655 Greater than 6 inches
5/16/1997 Brook Trout 1,000 Less than 6 inches
5/15/1997 Rainbow Trout 2,040 Greater than 6 inches
5/8/1997 Rainbow Trout 1,385 Greater than 6 inches
10/24/1996 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 4,223 Less than 6 inches
6/28/1996 Kokanee 5,800 Less than 6 inches
6/17/1996 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/3/1996 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/24/1996 Rainbow Trout 1,001 Greater than 6 inches
5/13/1996 Rainbow Trout 2,002 Greater than 6 inches
4/11/1996 Rainbow Trout 1,002 Greater than 6 inches
7/3/1995 Kokanee 6,000 Less than 6 inches
6/1/1995 Rainbow Trout 2,099 Greater than 6 inches
5/22/1995 Rainbow Trout 1,190 Greater than 6 inches
5/4/1995 Brook Trout 2,004 Less than 6 inches
5/4/1995 Rainbow Trout 1,008 Greater than 6 inches
4/25/1995 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
4/12/1995 Rainbow Trout 1,001 Greater than 6 inches
6/27/1994 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/10/1994 Rainbow Trout 999 Greater than 6 inches
6/3/1994 Kokanee 2,028 Less than 6 inches
5/12/1994 Kokanee 5,800 Less than 6 inches
5/6/1994 Rainbow Trout 1,690 Greater than 6 inches
4/25/1994 Rainbow Trout 460 Greater than 6 inches
4/15/1994 Rainbow Trout 1,541 Greater than 6 inches
6/29/1993 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/7/1993 Kokanee 5,882 Less than 6 inches
5/28/1993 Rainbow Trout 440 Greater than 6 inches
5/17/1993 Rainbow Trout 1,560 Greater than 6 inches
4/29/1993 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
4/14/1993 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
6/22/1992 Rainbow Trout 500 Greater than 6 inches
6/12/1992 Kokanee 5,773 Less than 6 inches
5/29/1992 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/11/1992 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
4/20/1992 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
4/8/1992 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
10/9/1991 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 2,950 Less than 6 inches
6/17/1991 Rainbow Trout 1,008 Greater than 6 inches
6/7/1991 Rainbow Trout 1,005 Greater than 6 inches
5/28/1991 Kokanee 4,490 Less than 6 inches
5/23/1991 Rainbow Trout 1,920 Greater than 6 inches
5/8/1991 Rainbow Trout 2,080 Greater than 6 inches
7/24/1990 Gammarus Species 6 Unknown size
7/10/1990 Kokanee 5,800 Less than 6 inches
6/26/1990 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 6,000 Less than 6 inches
6/18/1990 Rainbow Trout 1,785 Greater than 6 inches
6/11/1990 Rainbow Trout 1,200 Greater than 6 inches
5/15/1990 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
4/10/1990 Rainbow Trout 1,950 Greater than 6 inches
10/22/1989 Bluegill 238 Less than 6 inches
10/12/1989 Rainbow Trout 1,050 Greater than 6 inches
10/12/1989 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 150 Greater than 6 inches
8/1/1989 Rainbow Trout 1,560 Greater than 6 inches
7/14/1989 Rainbow Trout 690 Greater than 6 inches
6/30/1989 Rainbow Trout 575 Greater than 6 inches
6/20/1989 Kokanee 5,000 Less than 6 inches
5/24/1989 Rainbow Trout 1,550 Greater than 6 inches
4/19/1989 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
9/15/1988 Rainbow Trout 2,002 Greater than 6 inches
7/26/1988 Kokanee 4,342 Less than 6 inches
6/23/1988 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
5/18/1988 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
4/20/1988 Rainbow Trout 1,540 Greater than 6 inches
4/19/1988 Rainbow Trout 1,540 Greater than 6 inches
6/17/1987 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
5/20/1987 Rainbow Trout 1,504 Greater than 6 inches
4/13/1987 Rainbow Trout 1,495 Greater than 6 inches
9/11/1986 Kokanee 2,132 Less than 6 inches
6/19/1986 Rainbow Trout 1,505 Greater than 6 inches
5/9/1986 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
4/14/1986 Rainbow Trout 1,512 Greater than 6 inches
8/15/1985 Kokanee 1,000 Less than 6 inches
6/19/1985 Rainbow Trout 1,493 Greater than 6 inches
5/14/1985 Rainbow Trout 1,008 Greater than 6 inches
4/24/1985 Rainbow Trout 1,450 Greater than 6 inches
6/29/1984 Kokanee 1,000 Less than 6 inches
6/28/1984 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
5/25/1984 Rainbow Trout 1,100 Greater than 6 inches
4/24/1984 Rainbow Trout 1,520 Greater than 6 inches
9/2/1983 Rainbow Trout 800 Greater than 6 inches
8/19/1983 Kokanee 1,953 Less than 6 inches
5/23/1983 Rainbow Trout 1,550 Greater than 6 inches
4/20/1983 Rainbow Trout 1,505 Greater than 6 inches
9/29/1982 Rainbow Trout 2,160 Greater than 6 inches
8/6/1982 Rainbow Trout 1,350 Greater than 6 inches
8/3/1982 Kokanee 2,496 Less than 6 inches
6/11/1982 Rainbow Trout 1,920 Greater than 6 inches
4/27/1982 Rainbow Trout 630 Greater than 6 inches
7/22/1981 Kokanee 178 Less than 6 inches
7/1/1981 Rainbow Trout 1,110 Less than 6 inches
5/13/1980 Rainbow Trout 10,000 Less than 6 inches
4/23/1980 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Less than 6 inches
9/12/1979 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/25/1979 Rainbow Trout 2,660 Greater than 6 inches
4/18/1979 Rainbow Trout 2,248 Greater than 6 inches
9/18/1978 Rainbow Trout 1,026 Less than 6 inches
8/23/1978 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
5/23/1978 Rainbow Trout 2,100 Greater than 6 inches
4/24/1978 Rainbow Trout 2,086 Greater than 6 inches
9/7/1977 Rainbow Trout 2,080 Greater than 6 inches
7/19/1977 Rainbow Trout 2,240 Greater than 6 inches
6/10/1977 Rainbow Trout 10,104 Less than 6 inches
4/25/1977 Rainbow Trout 1,920 Greater than 6 inches
9/8/1976 Rainbow Trout 1,700 Greater than 6 inches
6/10/1976 Rainbow Trout 2,160 Greater than 6 inches
4/29/1976 Rainbow Trout 2,160 Greater than 6 inches
9/24/1975 Rainbow Trout 2,162 Greater than 6 inches
6/20/1975 Rainbow Trout 560 Greater than 6 inches
6/13/1975 Rainbow Trout 1,920 Greater than 6 inches
5/15/1975 Rainbow Trout 1,360 Greater than 6 inches
5/1/1975 Rainbow Trout 100 Adults
9/6/1974 Rainbow Trout 1,060 Less than 6 inches
4/30/1974 Rainbow Trout 2,400 Greater than 6 inches
4/22/1974 Rainbow Trout 2,480 Greater than 6 inches
8/8/1973 Rainbow Trout 1,218 Greater than 6 inches
5/8/1973 Rainbow Trout 2,080 Greater than 6 inches
4/17/1973 Rainbow Trout 1,440 Greater than 6 inches
9/6/1972 Rainbow Trout 1,260 Greater than 6 inches
6/15/1972 Kokanee 10,800 Less than 6 inches
5/11/1972 Rainbow Trout 1,600 Greater than 6 inches
4/27/1972 Rainbow Trout 2,160 Greater than 6 inches
8/18/1971 Kokanee 10,880 Less than 6 inches
6/8/1971 Rainbow Trout 2,160 Greater than 6 inches
4/23/1971 Rainbow Trout 2,080 Greater than 6 inches
7/29/1970 Rainbow Trout 1,520 Greater than 6 inches
6/16/1970 Rainbow Trout 1,840 Greater than 6 inches
4/27/1970 Rainbow Trout 1,760 Greater than 6 inches
8/26/1969 Rainbow Trout 3,600 Greater than 6 inches
8/13/1969 Rainbow Trout 972 Greater than 6 inches
7/11/1969 Rainbow Trout 1,036 Greater than 6 inches
6/10/1969 Rainbow Trout 2,240 Greater than 6 inches
8/27/1968 Rainbow Trout 825 Less than 6 inches
7/16/1968 Rainbow Trout 900 Greater than 6 inches
5/17/1968 Rainbow Trout 2,240 Greater than 6 inches
4/28/1968 Rainbow Trout 910 Greater than 6 inches
Source: IDFG Fish Stocking Database.

Licenses and Tags

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Electric motors only. Ice fishing as seasonal conditions apply.

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

Brush 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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