Rose Lake

Spokane River Drainage

  • Recommended Fishing Water
  • Family Fishing Water

Rose Lake in Kootenai County is 370.9 acres.

A quiet and scenic lake that appeals to anglers of all levels. Fishing docks are available at two locations and boat fishing is popular. A few primitive campsites exist along with resort rentals.


Motor Restriction
Boat Ramp
Handicap Accessible
ADA Access
Handicap Accessible


Take Interstate 90 east of Coeur d'Alene to State Hwy 3 south (Rose Lake exit). Drive south about 1.6 miles and turn west on S Watson Rd. Turn left after about 0.25 mile to reach the boat ramp and docks. Another fishing access is about 0.4 mile further down Watson Rd past the first access turnoff.

Recommended Game Fish

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size
7/16/2020 Channel Catfish 1,190 Greater than 6 inches
7/23/2019 Channel Catfish 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
7/11/2018 Channel Catfish 1,502 Greater than 6 inches
7/19/2017 Channel Catfish 3,010 Greater than 6 inches
7/13/2016 Channel Catfish 1,499 Greater than 6 inches
6/24/2015 Channel Catfish 1,508 Greater than 6 inches
7/16/2014 Channel Catfish 1,499 Greater than 6 inches
7/17/2013 Channel Catfish 2,940 Greater than 6 inches
7/20/2011 Channel Catfish 2,997 Greater than 6 inches
7/14/2010 Channel Catfish 2,997 Greater than 6 inches
7/15/2009 Channel Catfish 2,988 Greater than 6 inches
7/23/2008 Channel Catfish 2,495 Greater than 6 inches
7/11/2007 Channel Catfish 4,880 Greater than 6 inches
7/26/2006 Channel Catfish 2,584 Less than 6 inches
7/13/2005 Channel Catfish 3,912 Greater than 6 inches
7/7/2004 Channel Catfish 3,900 Greater than 6 inches
8/25/2003 Channel Catfish 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
8/20/2003 Channel Catfish 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
8/22/2000 Channel Catfish 4,503 Greater than 6 inches
9/21/1999 Channel Catfish 5,350 Less than 6 inches
9/19/1990 Bluegill 14,000 Unknown size
7/19/1982 Fall Chinook 1,020 Less than 6 inches
Source: IDFG Fish Stocking Database.

Licenses and Tags

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Public drinking water may not be available.

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

No Special Rules for Rose 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 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
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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