Hayden Lake

Spokane River Drainage

  • Recommended Fishing Water

Hayden Lake in Kootenai County is 8,400.3 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
9/13/2018 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 20,240 Greater than 6 inches
9/18/2015 Rainbow Trout 52,800 Greater than 6 inches
6/16/2015 Rainbow Trout 7,320 Greater than 6 inches
5/28/2015 Rainbow Trout 2,702 Greater than 6 inches
5/13/2015 Rainbow Trout 2,700 Greater than 6 inches
5/7/2015 Kokanee 300,384 Less than 6 inches
4/23/2015 Rainbow Trout 5,012 Greater than 6 inches
9/21/2014 Rainbow Trout 76,800 Less than 6 inches
6/6/2014 Kokanee 134,776 Less than 6 inches
6/5/2014 Kokanee 165,230 Less than 6 inches
10/1/2013 Rainbow Trout 78,624 Less than 6 inches
9/24/2013 Kokanee 77,500 Less than 6 inches
6/14/2013 Kokanee 208,476 Less than 6 inches
5/13/2013 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 37,658 Less than 6 inches
6/18/2012 Rainbow Trout 9,664 Greater than 6 inches
6/18/2012 Rainbow Trout 36,000 Less than 6 inches
6/13/2012 Kokanee 203,106 Less than 6 inches
9/29/2011 Rainbow Trout 79,200 Less than 6 inches
6/16/2011 Rainbow Trout 944 Greater than 6 inches
6/15/2011 Kokanee 199,929 Less than 6 inches
4/26/2011 Rainbow Trout 537,600 Less than 6 inches
9/27/2010 Rainbow Trout 27,456 Less than 6 inches
9/27/2010 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 127,020 Less than 6 inches
4/13/2010 Rainbow Trout 539,600 Less than 6 inches
6/17/2009 Rainbow Trout 451,062 Less than 6 inches
6/8/2009 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 47,894 Less than 6 inches
6/20/2008 Rainbow Trout 59,756 Less than 6 inches
6/18/2008 Rainbow Trout 442,526 Less than 6 inches
8/27/2007 Rainbow Trout 99,400 Less than 6 inches
6/6/2007 Rainbow Trout 648,000 Less than 6 inches
4/23/2007 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 73,332 Less than 6 inches
4/19/2007 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 46,104 Less than 6 inches
4/18/2007 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 47,708 Less than 6 inches
4/25/2006 Rainbow Trout 545,916 Less than 6 inches
4/25/2006 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 129,674 Less than 6 inches
9/7/2005 Rainbow Trout 159,960 Less than 6 inches
5/6/2005 Rainbow Trout 272,976 Less than 6 inches
5/5/2005 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 71,400 Greater than 6 inches
5/4/2005 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 74,520 Greater than 6 inches
5/4/2005 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 41,040 Less than 6 inches
9/14/2004 Rainbow Trout 74,736 Greater than 6 inches
5/19/2004 Rainbow Trout 241,687 Less than 6 inches
4/26/2004 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 19,560 Less than 6 inches
4/23/2004 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 39,120 Less than 6 inches
4/22/2004 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 83,154 Less than 6 inches
4/20/2004 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 41,600 Less than 6 inches
4/14/2004 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 14,310 Less than 6 inches
9/16/2003 Rainbow Trout 274,248 Less than 6 inches
4/24/2003 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 120,314 Less than 6 inches
4/23/2003 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 126,240 Less than 6 inches
4/8/2003 Rainbow Trout 269,998 Less than 6 inches
9/24/2002 Rainbow Trout 346,514 Less than 6 inches
6/3/2002 Rainbow Trout 594,100 Less than 6 inches
5/3/2002 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 14,148 Less than 6 inches
5/2/2002 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 109,748 Less than 6 inches
5/1/2002 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 23,620 Less than 6 inches
4/30/2002 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 132,988 Less than 6 inches
4/24/2002 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 22,608 Less than 6 inches
4/19/2002 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 22,896 Less than 6 inches
4/8/2002 Rainbow Trout 270,209 Less than 6 inches
10/22/2001 Rainbow Trout 16,021 Less than 6 inches
10/17/2001 Rainbow Trout 30,324 Less than 6 inches
9/27/2001 Rainbow Trout 545,009 Less than 6 inches
6/26/2001 Rainbow Trout 27,880 Greater than 6 inches
6/26/2001 Rainbow Trout 73,124 Less than 6 inches
5/29/2001 Rainbow Trout 77,600 Less than 6 inches
5/3/2000 Rainbow Trout 540,000 Less than 6 inches
4/14/2000 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 76,500 Less than 6 inches
4/12/2000 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 68,000 Less than 6 inches
4/11/2000 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 68,000 Less than 6 inches
10/14/1999 Rainbow Trout 127,040 Less than 6 inches
10/14/1999 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 187,626 Less than 6 inches
10/13/1999 Rainbow Trout 363,184 Less than 6 inches
5/7/1999 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 25,200 Greater than 6 inches
9/30/1998 Rainbow Trout 96,560 Less than 6 inches
9/29/1998 Rainbow Trout 88,000 Less than 6 inches
9/28/1998 Rainbow Trout 59,150 Less than 6 inches
9/18/1998 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 148,500 Less than 6 inches
9/12/1998 Rainbow Trout 88,400 Less than 6 inches
9/11/1998 Rainbow Trout 132,600 Less than 6 inches
9/11/1998 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 30,560 Less than 6 inches
9/10/1998 Rainbow Trout 82,160 Less than 6 inches
9/10/1998 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 24,066 Less than 6 inches
9/8/1998 Rainbow Trout 45,240 Less than 6 inches
9/16/1997 Rainbow Trout 604,536 Less than 6 inches
9/16/1997 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 200,244 Less than 6 inches
11/1/1996 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 8,744 Greater than 6 inches
10/31/1996 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 2,210 Greater than 6 inches
9/18/1996 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 200,056 Less than 6 inches
9/17/1996 Rainbow Trout 543,252 Less than 6 inches
10/5/1995 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 201,464 Less than 6 inches
10/4/1995 Rainbow Trout 170,666 Less than 6 inches
9/15/1995 Rainbow Trout 29,440 Less than 6 inches
6/29/1995 Rainbow Trout 184,470 Less than 6 inches
10/11/1994 Rainbow Trout 159,120 Less than 6 inches
10/3/1994 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 32,300 Less than 6 inches
9/30/1994 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 5,856 Less than 6 inches
9/29/1994 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 29,280 Less than 6 inches
9/28/1994 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 58,600 Less than 6 inches
9/27/1994 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 28,800 Less than 6 inches
9/26/1994 Rainbow Trout 112,200 Less than 6 inches
9/26/1994 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 46,000 Less than 6 inches
4/26/1994 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 17,202 Less than 6 inches
4/22/1994 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 20,740 Less than 6 inches
4/21/1994 Rainbow Trout 75,250 Less than 6 inches
4/19/1994 Rainbow Trout 196,000 Less than 6 inches
4/19/1994 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 35,520 Less than 6 inches
4/18/1994 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 16,356 Less than 6 inches
4/13/1994 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 15,888 Less than 6 inches
4/8/1994 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 17,480 Less than 6 inches
4/7/1994 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 21,120 Less than 6 inches
4/4/1994 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 18,612 Less than 6 inches
4/1/1994 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 37,064 Less than 6 inches
10/21/1993 Rainbow Trout 114,800 Less than 6 inches
9/16/1993 Splake 10,000 Less than 6 inches
6/16/1993 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 14,066 Less than 6 inches
6/14/1993 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 41,440 Less than 6 inches
5/18/1993 Rainbow Trout 272,072 Less than 6 inches
5/18/1993 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 59,080 Less than 6 inches
5/14/1993 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 17,170 Less than 6 inches
5/13/1993 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 34,880 Less than 6 inches
5/12/1993 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 33,360 Less than 6 inches
10/19/1992 Rainbow Trout 269,570 Less than 6 inches
9/21/1992 Splake 8,008 Less than 6 inches
6/17/1992 Rainbow Trout 243,264 Less than 6 inches
6/2/1992 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 24,640 Less than 6 inches
6/1/1992 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 47,100 Less than 6 inches
5/28/1992 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 45,056 Less than 6 inches
5/27/1992 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 23,936 Less than 6 inches
5/26/1992 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 22,528 Less than 6 inches
4/29/1992 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 84,338 Less than 6 inches
4/27/1992 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 130,622 Less than 6 inches
11/12/1991 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 54,188 Less than 6 inches
10/30/1991 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 54,188 Less than 6 inches
10/9/1991 Rainbow Trout 300,300 Less than 6 inches
7/22/1991 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 10,824 Less than 6 inches
7/1/1991 Rainbow Trout 296,400 Less than 6 inches
6/3/1991 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 10,194 Less than 6 inches
5/28/1991 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 23,400 Less than 6 inches
5/20/1991 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 20,880 Less than 6 inches
5/17/1991 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 23,680 Less than 6 inches
5/14/1991 Rainbow Trout 168,550 Less than 6 inches
5/14/1991 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 26,720 Less than 6 inches
5/9/1991 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 28,640 Less than 6 inches
5/2/1991 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 27,776 Less than 6 inches
4/24/1991 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 43,520 Less than 6 inches
9/27/1990 Rainbow Trout 186,600 Less than 6 inches
9/25/1990 Rainbow Trout 220,500 Less than 6 inches
9/19/1990 Rainbow Trout 12,900 Less than 6 inches
9/19/1990 Splake 9,418 Less than 6 inches
9/19/1990 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 33,216 Less than 6 inches
5/16/1990 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 34,338 Less than 6 inches
5/14/1990 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 32,000 Less than 6 inches
5/10/1990 Rainbow Trout 17,150 Less than 6 inches
5/3/1990 Rainbow Trout 399,840 Less than 6 inches
5/2/1990 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 32,734 Less than 6 inches
4/19/1990 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 25,232 Less than 6 inches
4/18/1990 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 50,768 Less than 6 inches
4/17/1990 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 24,928 Less than 6 inches
3/30/1990 Rainbow Trout 144,446 Less than 6 inches
3/28/1990 Cutbow - Cutthroat x Rainbow Trout 6,732 Less than 6 inches
7/24/1989 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 9,776 Less than 6 inches
7/23/1989 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 23,000 Less than 6 inches
7/21/1989 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 23,000 Less than 6 inches
7/20/1989 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 23,000 Less than 6 inches
7/10/1989 Rainbow Trout 102,900 Less than 6 inches
7/5/1989 Kokanee 85,578 Less than 6 inches
7/5/1989 Rainbow Trout 253,016 Less than 6 inches
6/29/1989 Rainbow Trout 235,978 Less than 6 inches
6/13/1989 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 7,050 Less than 6 inches
6/12/1989 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 22,560 Less than 6 inches
6/9/1989 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 31,000 Less than 6 inches
6/1/1989 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 24,800 Less than 6 inches
5/18/1989 Rainbow Trout 13,860 Less than 6 inches
5/12/1989 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 20,800 Less than 6 inches
5/11/1989 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 38,720 Less than 6 inches
5/5/1989 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 38,720 Less than 6 inches
5/4/1989 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 77,440 Less than 6 inches
5/3/1989 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 38,720 Less than 6 inches
1/4/1989 Rainbow Trout 527,220 Less than 6 inches
9/30/1988 Rainbow Trout 24,808 Less than 6 inches
6/23/1988 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 46,980 Less than 6 inches
4/4/1988 Rainbow Trout 191,400 Less than 6 inches
9/9/1987 Rainbow Trout 86,478 Less than 6 inches
5/5/1987 Rainbow Trout 547,200 Less than 6 inches
4/24/1987 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 12,320 Less than 6 inches
4/23/1987 Rainbow Trout 100,000 Less than 6 inches
4/23/1987 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 67,760 Less than 6 inches
9/5/1986 Smallmouth Bass 8,000 Less than 6 inches
8/7/1986 Rainbow Trout 48,670 Less than 6 inches
5/29/1986 Rainbow Trout 155,250 Less than 6 inches
5/28/1986 Rainbow Trout 162,000 Less than 6 inches
9/16/1985 Rainbow Trout 312,200 Less than 6 inches
8/20/1985 Smallmouth Bass 4,100 Less than 6 inches
7/8/1985 Rainbow Trout 9,130 Less than 6 inches
7/3/1985 Rainbow Trout 14,940 Less than 6 inches
3/18/1985 Rainbow Trout 7,062 Less than 6 inches
7/23/1984 Rainbow Trout 520,800 Less than 6 inches
10/18/1983 Rainbow Trout 88,200 Less than 6 inches
10/4/1983 Rainbow Trout 102,900 Less than 6 inches
9/16/1983 Smallmouth Bass 426 Greater than 6 inches
8/5/1983 Rainbow Trout 34,980 Less than 6 inches
6/22/1983 Rainbow Trout 230,000 Less than 6 inches
4/28/1983 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 84,512 Less than 6 inches
6/4/1982 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 39,150 Less than 6 inches
5/28/1982 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 37,700 Less than 6 inches
5/26/1982 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 79,040 Less than 6 inches
5/12/1982 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 12,000 Less than 6 inches
9/30/1981 Cutthroat Trout 1,058 Less than 6 inches
8/7/1979 Cutthroat Trout 600 Adults
12/1/1978 Cutthroat Trout 7,830 Less than 6 inches
6/6/1978 Cutthroat Trout 1,496 Greater than 6 inches
5/17/1976 Rainbow Trout 7,680 Greater than 6 inches
4/26/1976 Rainbow Trout 9,920 Greater than 6 inches
5/1/1975 Rainbow Trout 9,600 Greater than 6 inches
9/12/1974 Rainbow Trout 3,520 Greater than 6 inches
6/19/1974 Rainbow Trout 3,376 Greater than 6 inches
4/22/1974 Rainbow Trout 4,620 Greater than 6 inches
8/28/1973 Coho Salmon 236,992 Less than 6 inches
8/23/1973 Coho Salmon 140,492 Less than 6 inches
7/20/1973 Coho Salmon 165,000 Less than 6 inches
6/22/1973 Coho Salmon 270,000 Less than 6 inches
6/7/1973 Rainbow Trout 14,620 Greater than 6 inches
4/10/1973 Rainbow Trout 14,880 Greater than 6 inches
7/31/1972 Coho Salmon 155,040 Less than 6 inches
7/25/1972 Coho Salmon 251,900 Less than 6 inches
7/10/1972 Coho Salmon 346,400 Less than 6 inches
5/8/1972 Rainbow Trout 23,030 Greater than 6 inches
4/17/1972 Rainbow Trout 5,760 Adults
8/21/1971 Rainbow Trout 9,600 Greater than 6 inches
8/10/1971 Coho Salmon 207,360 Less than 6 inches
8/7/1971 Coho Salmon 103,680 Less than 6 inches
8/6/1971 Coho Salmon 103,680 Less than 6 inches
8/2/1971 Coho Salmon 88,128 Less than 6 inches
5/17/1971 Rainbow Trout 16,320 Greater than 6 inches
5/3/1971 Rainbow Trout 12,960 Greater than 6 inches
4/12/1971 Rainbow Trout 8,400 Greater than 6 inches
8/3/1970 Coho Salmon 104,940 Less than 6 inches
7/31/1970 Coho Salmon 121,600 Less than 6 inches
7/30/1970 Coho Salmon 104,940 Less than 6 inches
5/7/1970 Rainbow Trout 10,080 Greater than 6 inches
4/30/1970 Rainbow Trout 11,520 Greater than 6 inches
4/20/1970 Rainbow Trout 10,500 Greater than 6 inches
9/17/1969 Cutthroat Trout 53,144 Less than 6 inches
6/4/1969 Coho Salmon 306,240 Less than 6 inches
5/8/1969 Rainbow Trout 10,920 Greater than 6 inches
5/5/1969 Rainbow Trout 10,920 Greater than 6 inches
4/17/1969 Rainbow Trout 10,920 Greater than 6 inches
4/18/1968 Rainbow Trout 17,820 Greater than 6 inches
4/15/1968 Rainbow Trout 12,420 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, 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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