Coeur d'Alene Lake

Flows into the Coeur d'Alene River

  • Recommended Fishing Water

Coeur d'Alene Lake in Benewah and Kootenai Counties is 27,910.9 acres.

Facilities

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

Recommended Game Fish

Species Observed in Surveys

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size
2015/09/14 Fall Chinook 8,663 Greater than 6 inches
2014/10/01 Fall Chinook 7,735 Greater than 6 inches
2013/10/01 Fall Chinook 9,895 Greater than 6 inches
2012/09/19 Fall Chinook 10,220 Greater than 6 inches
2012/06/25 Fall Chinook 10,148 Greater than 6 inches
2011/10/04 Fall Chinook 10,136 Greater than 6 inches
2011/06/27 Fall Chinook 10,000 Less than 6 inches
2010/09/15 Fall Chinook 10,120 Greater than 6 inches
2010/06/21 Fall Chinook 10,296 Less than 6 inches
2009/09/09 Fall Chinook 10,930 Greater than 6 inches
2009/06/03 Fall Chinook 10,569 Less than 6 inches
2006/06/12 Fall Chinook 47,588 Less than 6 inches
2005/06/13 Fall Chinook 26,310 Less than 6 inches
2004/05/24 Fall Chinook 24,743 Greater than 6 inches
2004/05/24 Fall Chinook 21,304 Less than 6 inches
2003/06/17 Fall Chinook 44,832 Greater than 6 inches
2002/06/24 Fall Chinook 40,986 Greater than 6 inches
2000/06/12 Fall Chinook 28,019 Less than 6 inches
1999/06/18 Fall Chinook 25,527 Less than 6 inches
1998/06/18 Fall Chinook 52,300 Less than 6 inches
1997/06/24 Fall Chinook 12,650 Less than 6 inches
1996/06/25 Fall Chinook 39,700 Less than 6 inches
1995/06/26 Fall Chinook 30,198 Less than 6 inches
1994/06/06 Fall Chinook 17,267 Less than 6 inches
1992/07/07 Fall Chinook 10,000 Less than 6 inches
1991/07/09 Fall Chinook 42,650 Less than 6 inches
1989/07/06 Fall Chinook 35,420 Less than 6 inches
1988/07/06 Fall Chinook 44,600 Less than 6 inches
1987/06/29 Fall Chinook 59,400 Less than 6 inches
1986/07/01 Fall Chinook 30,030 Less than 6 inches
1985/10/17 Fall Chinook 7,320 Less than 6 inches
1985/10/16 Fall Chinook 10,980 Less than 6 inches
1984/10/19 Fall Chinook 10,496 Less than 6 inches
1983/10/26 Fall Chinook 30,002 Less than 6 inches
1983/08/09 Fall Chinook 30,132 Less than 6 inches
1982/10/05 Fall Chinook 5,700 Less than 6 inches
1982/07/19 Fall Chinook 28,696 Less than 6 inches
1977/07/20 Kokanee 153,085 Less than 6 inches
1977/06/29 Kokanee 201,400 Less than 6 inches
1976/06/24 Kokanee 600,250 Less than 6 inches
1976/06/21 Kokanee 600,250 Less than 6 inches
1974/07/08 Rainbow Trout 200 Greater than 6 inches
1973/07/24 Rainbow Trout 98 Greater than 6 inches
1971/08/09 Coho Salmon 51,840 Less than 6 inches
1971/08/05 Coho Salmon 52,272 Less than 6 inches
1971/06/25 Coho Salmon 49,440 Less than 6 inches
1970/08/19 Coho Salmon 41,272 Less than 6 inches
1970/07/24 Coho Salmon 102,400 Less than 6 inches
1970/07/21 Coho Salmon 43,008 Less than 6 inches
1970/07/16 Coho Salmon 50,550 Less than 6 inches
1970/07/09 Coho Salmon 104,780 Less than 6 inches
1969/09/18 Cutthroat Trout 26,061 Less than 6 inches
1969/09/17 Cutthroat Trout 26,572 Less than 6 inches
1969/07/08 Coho Salmon 43,200 Less than 6 inches
1969/06/25 Coho Salmon 83,160 Less than 6 inches
1969/06/24 Coho Salmon 157,080 Less than 6 inches
1969/06/05 Coho Salmon 153,120 Less than 6 inches
1969/06/03 Coho Salmon 153,120 Less than 6 inches
1968/05/21 Kokanee 177,920 Less than 6 inches
1968/05/07 Kokanee 139,056 Less than 6 inches
1967/10/17 Cutthroat Trout 20,880 Less 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 Lake (includes Benewah, Chatcolet lakes, Coeur d'Alene River Chain Lakes and all tributaries to Coeur d'Alene Lake)
  • Trout limit is 6, no harvest of Cutthroat Trout
  • Lake Creek and tributaries, closed to fishing
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

  • 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
  • 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

  • Whitefish limit is 25

All Other Fish Species includes bullfrogs and crayfish

  • No bag, size or possession limit
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