Chatcolet Lake

Flows into the Saint Joe River

  • Recommended Fishing Water

Chatcolet Lake in Benewah County is 1,642.6 acres.


Motor Restriction
Boat Ramp
ADA Access
Handicap Accessible

Recommended Game Fish

Species Observed in Surveys

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size
1976/04/26 Rainbow Trout 2,480 Greater than 6 inches
1975/05/17 Rainbow Trout 680 Greater than 6 inches
1975/04/22 Rainbow Trout 3,600 Greater than 6 inches
1974/09/16 Rainbow Trout 1,760 Greater than 6 inches
1974/06/25 Rainbow Trout 1,250 Greater than 6 inches
1974/04/22 Rainbow Trout 2,310 Greater than 6 inches
1973/05/10 Rainbow Trout 8,880 Greater than 6 inches
1973/04/23 Rainbow Trout 7,680 Greater than 6 inches
1972/06/01 Rainbow Trout 5,355 Greater than 6 inches
1972/05/08 Rainbow Trout 5,640 Greater than 6 inches
1972/04/27 Rainbow Trout 3,380 Adults
1971/05/03 Rainbow Trout 6,480 Greater than 6 inches
1971/04/26 Rainbow Trout 7,920 Greater than 6 inches
1971/04/22 Rainbow Trout 5,520 Greater than 6 inches
1970/05/04 Rainbow Trout 5,040 Greater than 6 inches
1970/04/30 Rainbow Trout 5,760 Greater than 6 inches
1970/04/09 Rainbow Trout 6,240 Greater than 6 inches
1969/05/12 Rainbow Trout 5,250 Greater than 6 inches
1969/05/05 Rainbow Trout 5,460 Greater than 6 inches
1969/04/14 Rainbow Trout 6,300 Greater than 6 inches
1968/05/02 Rainbow Trout 7,290 Greater than 6 inches
1968/04/18 Rainbow Trout 7,920 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

Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation
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
  • 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 limit is 25

All Other Fish Species includes bullfrogs and crayfish

  • No bag, size or possession limit
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