Hayden Lake

Spokane River Drainage

  • Recommended Fishing Water

Hayden Lake in Kootenai County is 3,797.1 acres.

Facilities

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

Recommended Game Fish

Species Observed in Surveys

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size
9/15/2021 Rainbow Trout 86,900 Less than 6 inches
6/10/2021 Kokanee 100,056 Less than 6 inches
9/16/2020 Rainbow Trout 62,337 Less than 6 inches
6/3/2020 Kokanee 99,200 Less than 6 inches
9/25/2019 Rainbow Trout 12,900 Greater than 6 inches
9/23/2019 Rainbow Trout 20,790 Greater than 6 inches
6/10/2019 Kokanee 100,000 Less than 6 inches
9/13/2018 Rainbow Trout 64,656 Less than 6 inches
9/12/2018 Rainbow Trout 33,945 Less than 6 inches
6/18/2018 Kokanee 100,920 Less than 6 inches
9/19/2017 Rainbow Trout 50,700 Less than 6 inches
6/6/2017 Kokanee 100,320 Less than 6 inches
10/4/2016 Rainbow Trout 2,464 Less than 6 inches
9/29/2016 Rainbow Trout 12,880 Less than 6 inches
9/28/2016 Rainbow Trout 10,000 Greater than 6 inches
6/23/2016 Rainbow Trout 1,535 Greater than 6 inches
5/27/2016 Kokanee 32,100 Less than 6 inches
5/26/2016 Kokanee 117,900 Less than 6 inches
5/16/2016 Rainbow Trout 1,710 Greater than 6 inches
4/15/2016 Rainbow Trout 1,590 Greater than 6 inches
9/22/2015 Rainbow Trout 10,120 Greater than 6 inches
9/18/2015 Rainbow Trout 26,400 Greater than 6 inches
6/16/2015 Rainbow Trout 3,660 Greater than 6 inches
5/28/2015 Rainbow Trout 1,351 Greater than 6 inches
5/13/2015 Rainbow Trout 1,350 Greater than 6 inches
5/7/2015 Kokanee 150,192 Less than 6 inches
4/23/2015 Rainbow Trout 2,506 Greater than 6 inches
9/21/2014 Rainbow Trout 38,400 Less than 6 inches
6/6/2014 Kokanee 67,388 Less than 6 inches
6/5/2014 Kokanee 82,615 Less than 6 inches
10/1/2013 Rainbow Trout 39,312 Less than 6 inches
9/24/2013 Kokanee 38,750 Less than 6 inches
6/14/2013 Kokanee 104,238 Less than 6 inches
5/13/2013 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 18,829 Less than 6 inches
6/18/2012 Rainbow Trout 4,832 Greater than 6 inches
6/18/2012 Rainbow Trout 18,000 Less than 6 inches
6/13/2012 Kokanee 101,553 Less than 6 inches
9/29/2011 Rainbow Trout 39,600 Less than 6 inches
6/16/2011 Rainbow Trout 472 Greater than 6 inches
6/15/2011 Kokanee 99,965 Less than 6 inches
4/26/2011 Rainbow Trout 268,800 Less than 6 inches
9/27/2010 Rainbow Trout 13,728 Less than 6 inches
9/27/2010 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 63,510 Less than 6 inches
4/13/2010 Rainbow Trout 269,800 Less than 6 inches
6/17/2009 Rainbow Trout 225,531 Less than 6 inches
6/8/2009 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 23,947 Less than 6 inches
6/20/2008 Rainbow Trout 29,878 Less than 6 inches
6/18/2008 Rainbow Trout 221,263 Less than 6 inches
8/27/2007 Rainbow Trout 49,700 Less than 6 inches
6/6/2007 Rainbow Trout 324,000 Less than 6 inches
4/23/2007 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 36,666 Less than 6 inches
4/19/2007 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 23,052 Less than 6 inches
4/18/2007 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 23,854 Less than 6 inches
4/25/2006 Rainbow Trout 272,958 Less than 6 inches
4/25/2006 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 64,837 Less than 6 inches
9/7/2005 Rainbow Trout 79,980 Less than 6 inches
5/6/2005 Rainbow Trout 136,488 Less than 6 inches
5/5/2005 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 35,700 Greater than 6 inches
5/4/2005 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 37,260 Greater than 6 inches
5/4/2005 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 20,520 Less than 6 inches
9/14/2004 Rainbow Trout 37,368 Greater than 6 inches
5/19/2004 Rainbow Trout 120,843 Less than 6 inches
4/26/2004 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 9,780 Less than 6 inches
4/23/2004 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 19,560 Less than 6 inches
4/22/2004 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 41,577 Less than 6 inches
4/20/2004 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 20,800 Less than 6 inches
4/14/2004 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 7,155 Less than 6 inches
9/16/2003 Rainbow Trout 137,124 Less than 6 inches
4/24/2003 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 60,157 Less than 6 inches
4/23/2003 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 63,120 Less than 6 inches
4/8/2003 Rainbow Trout 134,999 Less than 6 inches
9/24/2002 Rainbow Trout 173,257 Less than 6 inches
6/3/2002 Rainbow Trout 297,050 Less than 6 inches
5/3/2002 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 7,074 Less than 6 inches
5/2/2002 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 54,874 Less than 6 inches
5/1/2002 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 11,810 Less than 6 inches
4/30/2002 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 66,494 Less than 6 inches
4/24/2002 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 11,304 Less than 6 inches
4/19/2002 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 11,448 Less than 6 inches
4/8/2002 Rainbow Trout 135,105 Less than 6 inches
10/22/2001 Rainbow Trout 8,011 Less than 6 inches
10/17/2001 Rainbow Trout 15,162 Less than 6 inches
9/27/2001 Rainbow Trout 272,505 Less than 6 inches
6/26/2001 Rainbow Trout 13,940 Greater than 6 inches
6/26/2001 Rainbow Trout 36,562 Less than 6 inches
5/29/2001 Rainbow Trout 38,800 Less than 6 inches
5/3/2000 Rainbow Trout 270,000 Less than 6 inches
4/14/2000 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 38,250 Less than 6 inches
4/12/2000 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 34,000 Less than 6 inches
4/11/2000 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 34,000 Less than 6 inches
10/14/1999 Rainbow Trout 63,520 Less than 6 inches
10/14/1999 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 93,813 Less than 6 inches
10/13/1999 Rainbow Trout 181,592 Less than 6 inches
5/7/1999 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 12,600 Greater than 6 inches
9/30/1998 Rainbow Trout 48,280 Less than 6 inches
9/29/1998 Rainbow Trout 22,000 Less than 6 inches
9/28/1998 Rainbow Trout 29,575 Less than 6 inches
9/18/1998 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 74,250 Less than 6 inches
9/12/1998 Rainbow Trout 44,200 Less than 6 inches
9/11/1998 Rainbow Trout 66,300 Less than 6 inches
9/11/1998 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 15,280 Less than 6 inches
9/10/1998 Rainbow Trout 41,080 Less than 6 inches
9/10/1998 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 12,033 Less than 6 inches
9/8/1998 Rainbow Trout 22,620 Less than 6 inches
9/16/1997 Rainbow Trout 302,268 Less than 6 inches
9/16/1997 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 100,122 Less than 6 inches
11/1/1996 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 4,372 Greater than 6 inches
10/31/1996 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 1,105 Greater than 6 inches
9/18/1996 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 100,028 Less than 6 inches
9/17/1996 Rainbow Trout 271,626 Less than 6 inches
10/5/1995 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 100,732 Less than 6 inches
10/4/1995 Rainbow Trout 85,333 Less than 6 inches
9/15/1995 Rainbow Trout 14,720 Less than 6 inches
6/29/1995 Rainbow Trout 92,235 Less than 6 inches
10/11/1994 Rainbow Trout 79,560 Less than 6 inches
10/3/1994 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 16,150 Less than 6 inches
9/30/1994 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 2,928 Less than 6 inches
9/29/1994 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 14,640 Less than 6 inches
9/28/1994 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 29,300 Less than 6 inches
9/27/1994 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 14,400 Less than 6 inches
9/26/1994 Rainbow Trout 56,100 Less than 6 inches
9/26/1994 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 23,000 Less than 6 inches
4/26/1994 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 8,601 Less than 6 inches
4/22/1994 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 10,370 Less than 6 inches
4/21/1994 Rainbow Trout 37,625 Less than 6 inches
4/19/1994 Rainbow Trout 98,000 Less than 6 inches
4/19/1994 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 8,880 Less than 6 inches
4/18/1994 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 8,178 Less than 6 inches
4/13/1994 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 7,944 Less than 6 inches
4/8/1994 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 8,740 Less than 6 inches
4/7/1994 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 10,560 Less than 6 inches
4/4/1994 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 9,306 Less than 6 inches
4/1/1994 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 18,532 Less than 6 inches
9/16/1993 Splake 5,000 Less than 6 inches
6/16/1993 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 7,033 Less than 6 inches
6/14/1993 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 20,720 Less than 6 inches
5/18/1993 Rainbow Trout 136,036 Less than 6 inches
5/18/1993 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 29,540 Less than 6 inches
5/14/1993 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 8,585 Less than 6 inches
5/13/1993 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 8,720 Less than 6 inches
5/12/1993 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 16,680 Less than 6 inches
10/19/1992 Rainbow Trout 134,785 Less than 6 inches
9/21/1992 Splake 4,004 Less than 6 inches
6/17/1992 Rainbow Trout 121,632 Less than 6 inches
6/2/1992 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 12,320 Less than 6 inches
6/1/1992 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 23,550 Less than 6 inches
5/28/1992 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 11,264 Less than 6 inches
5/27/1992 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 11,968 Less than 6 inches
5/26/1992 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 11,264 Less than 6 inches
4/29/1992 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 42,169 Less than 6 inches
4/27/1992 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 65,311 Less than 6 inches
11/12/1991 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 27,094 Less than 6 inches
10/30/1991 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 27,094 Less than 6 inches
7/22/1991 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 5,412 Less than 6 inches
7/1/1991 Rainbow Trout 148,200 Less than 6 inches
6/3/1991 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 5,097 Less than 6 inches
5/28/1991 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 11,700 Less than 6 inches
5/20/1991 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 10,440 Less than 6 inches
5/17/1991 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 11,840 Less than 6 inches
5/14/1991 Rainbow Trout 84,275 Less than 6 inches
5/14/1991 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 13,360 Less than 6 inches
5/9/1991 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 14,320 Less than 6 inches
5/2/1991 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 13,888 Less than 6 inches
4/24/1991 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 10,880 Less than 6 inches
9/19/1990 Rainbow Trout 6,450 Less than 6 inches
9/19/1990 Splake 4,709 Less than 6 inches
9/19/1990 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 16,608 Less than 6 inches
5/16/1990 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 17,169 Less than 6 inches
5/14/1990 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 16,000 Less than 6 inches
5/10/1990 Rainbow Trout 8,575 Less than 6 inches
5/3/1990 Rainbow Trout 199,920 Less than 6 inches
5/2/1990 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 16,367 Less than 6 inches
4/19/1990 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 12,616 Less than 6 inches
4/18/1990 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 25,384 Less than 6 inches
4/17/1990 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 12,464 Less than 6 inches
3/30/1990 Rainbow Trout 72,223 Less than 6 inches
3/28/1990 Cutbow - Cutthroat x Rainbow Trout 3,366 Less than 6 inches
7/24/1989 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 4,888 Less than 6 inches
7/23/1989 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 11,500 Less than 6 inches
7/21/1989 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 11,500 Less than 6 inches
7/20/1989 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 11,500 Less than 6 inches
7/10/1989 Rainbow Trout 51,450 Less than 6 inches
7/5/1989 Kokanee 42,789 Less than 6 inches
7/5/1989 Rainbow Trout 126,508 Less than 6 inches
6/29/1989 Rainbow Trout 117,989 Less than 6 inches
6/13/1989 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 3,525 Less than 6 inches
6/12/1989 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 11,280 Less than 6 inches
6/9/1989 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 15,500 Less than 6 inches
6/1/1989 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 12,400 Less than 6 inches
5/18/1989 Rainbow Trout 6,930 Less than 6 inches
5/12/1989 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 10,400 Less than 6 inches
5/11/1989 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 19,360 Less than 6 inches
5/5/1989 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 19,360 Less than 6 inches
5/4/1989 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 38,720 Less than 6 inches
5/3/1989 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 19,360 Less than 6 inches
1/4/1989 Rainbow Trout 263,610 Less than 6 inches
9/30/1988 Rainbow Trout 12,404 Less than 6 inches
6/23/1988 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 23,490 Less than 6 inches
4/4/1988 Rainbow Trout 95,700 Less than 6 inches
9/9/1987 Rainbow Trout 43,239 Less than 6 inches
5/5/1987 Rainbow Trout 273,600 Less than 6 inches
4/24/1987 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 6,160 Less than 6 inches
4/23/1987 Rainbow Trout 50,000 Less than 6 inches
4/23/1987 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 33,880 Less than 6 inches
9/5/1986 Smallmouth Bass 4,000 Less than 6 inches
8/7/1986 Rainbow Trout 24,335 Less than 6 inches
5/29/1986 Rainbow Trout 77,625 Less than 6 inches
5/28/1986 Rainbow Trout 81,000 Less than 6 inches
9/16/1985 Rainbow Trout 156,100 Less than 6 inches
8/20/1985 Smallmouth Bass 2,050 Less than 6 inches
7/8/1985 Rainbow Trout 4,565 Less than 6 inches
7/3/1985 Rainbow Trout 7,470 Less than 6 inches
3/18/1985 Rainbow Trout 3,531 Less than 6 inches
7/23/1984 Rainbow Trout 260,400 Less than 6 inches
10/18/1983 Rainbow Trout 44,100 Less than 6 inches
10/4/1983 Rainbow Trout 51,450 Less than 6 inches
9/16/1983 Smallmouth Bass 213 Greater than 6 inches
8/5/1983 Rainbow Trout 17,490 Less than 6 inches
6/22/1983 Rainbow Trout 115,000 Less than 6 inches
4/28/1983 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 42,256 Less than 6 inches
6/4/1982 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 19,575 Less than 6 inches
5/28/1982 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 18,850 Less than 6 inches
5/26/1982 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 39,520 Less than 6 inches
5/12/1982 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 6,000 Less than 6 inches
9/30/1981 Cutthroat Trout 529 Less than 6 inches
8/7/1979 Cutthroat Trout 300 Adults
12/1/1978 Cutthroat Trout 3,915 Less than 6 inches
6/6/1978 Cutthroat Trout 748 Greater than 6 inches
5/17/1976 Rainbow Trout 3,840 Greater than 6 inches
4/26/1976 Rainbow Trout 4,960 Greater than 6 inches
5/1/1975 Rainbow Trout 4,800 Greater than 6 inches
9/12/1974 Rainbow Trout 1,760 Greater than 6 inches
6/19/1974 Rainbow Trout 1,688 Greater than 6 inches
4/22/1974 Rainbow Trout 2,310 Greater than 6 inches
8/28/1973 Coho Salmon 118,496 Less than 6 inches
8/23/1973 Coho Salmon 70,246 Less than 6 inches
7/20/1973 Coho Salmon 82,500 Less than 6 inches
6/22/1973 Coho Salmon 135,000 Less than 6 inches
6/7/1973 Rainbow Trout 7,310 Greater than 6 inches
4/10/1973 Rainbow Trout 7,440 Greater than 6 inches
7/31/1972 Coho Salmon 77,520 Less than 6 inches
7/25/1972 Coho Salmon 125,950 Less than 6 inches
7/10/1972 Coho Salmon 173,200 Less than 6 inches
5/8/1972 Rainbow Trout 11,515 Greater than 6 inches
4/17/1972 Rainbow Trout 2,880 Adults
8/21/1971 Rainbow Trout 4,800 Greater than 6 inches
8/10/1971 Coho Salmon 51,840 Less than 6 inches
8/7/1971 Coho Salmon 51,840 Less than 6 inches
8/6/1971 Coho Salmon 51,840 Less than 6 inches
8/2/1971 Coho Salmon 44,064 Less than 6 inches
5/17/1971 Rainbow Trout 8,160 Greater than 6 inches
5/3/1971 Rainbow Trout 6,480 Greater than 6 inches
4/12/1971 Rainbow Trout 4,200 Greater than 6 inches
8/3/1970 Coho Salmon 52,470 Less than 6 inches
7/31/1970 Coho Salmon 60,800 Less than 6 inches
7/30/1970 Coho Salmon 52,470 Less than 6 inches
5/7/1970 Rainbow Trout 5,040 Greater than 6 inches
4/30/1970 Rainbow Trout 5,760 Greater than 6 inches
4/20/1970 Rainbow Trout 5,250 Greater than 6 inches
9/17/1969 Cutthroat Trout 26,572 Less than 6 inches
6/4/1969 Coho Salmon 153,120 Less than 6 inches
5/8/1969 Rainbow Trout 5,460 Greater than 6 inches
5/5/1969 Rainbow Trout 5,460 Greater than 6 inches
4/17/1969 Rainbow Trout 5,460 Greater than 6 inches
4/18/1968 Rainbow Trout 8,910 Greater than 6 inches
4/15/1968 Rainbow Trout 6,210 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

Hayden Lake
  • Bass limit is 6, only two may be Largemouth Bass, no Largemouth Bass under 20 inches
  • Crappie limit is 6, none under 10 inches
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, 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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