Riley Creek

Tributary of the Pend Oreille River

    Riley Creek in Bonner County is 12.3 miles in length.

    Species Observed in Surveys

    Fish Stocking Records

    Date Species Quantity General Size
    10/16/2012 Rainbow Trout 20 Adults
    10/12/2012 Rainbow Trout 720 Greater than 6 inches
    10/4/2012 Rainbow Trout 570 Greater than 6 inches
    8/2/2012 Rainbow Trout 233 Greater than 6 inches
    4/26/1991 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 20,000 Less than 6 inches
    8/16/1990 Brook Trout 4,452 Less 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

    Pend Oreille River (from railroad bridge at Sandpoint downstream to Idaho-Washington border, including tributaries and sloughs to the edge of flat water)
    • Bass limit is 6, only two may be Largemouth Bass, no Largemouth Bass under 16 inches
    • Trout limit is 6, no harvest of Cutthroat Trout
    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, 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 limit is 25
    All Other Fish Species includes bullfrogs and crayfish
    • No bag, size or possession limit
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