Priest Lake

Flows into the Priest River

  • Recommended Fishing Water

Priest Lake in Bonner County is 23,334.9 acres.

Facilities

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

Recommended Game Fish

Fish Stocking Records

Date Species Quantity General Size
6/18/1991 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 86,072 Less than 6 inches
7/9/1990 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 804 Less than 6 inches
7/6/1990 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 10,720 Less than 6 inches
7/5/1990 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 10,720 Less than 6 inches
7/3/1990 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 10,720 Less than 6 inches
7/2/1990 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 10,720 Less than 6 inches
6/29/1990 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 10,320 Less than 6 inches
6/28/1990 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 10,320 Less than 6 inches
6/27/1990 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 10,320 Less than 6 inches
6/26/1990 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 10,320 Less than 6 inches
6/25/1990 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 10,320 Less than 6 inches
8/21/1989 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 10,900 Less than 6 inches
8/18/1989 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 10,900 Less than 6 inches
8/17/1989 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 10,900 Less than 6 inches
8/16/1989 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 10,900 Less than 6 inches
8/15/1989 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 10,900 Less than 6 inches
8/4/1989 Kokanee 59,833 Less than 6 inches
7/14/1989 Kokanee 354,967 Less than 6 inches
7/13/1989 Kokanee 44,172 Less than 6 inches
7/12/1989 Kokanee 184,239 Less than 6 inches
7/11/1989 Kokanee 31,759 Less than 6 inches
7/7/1989 Kokanee 1,639,000 Less than 6 inches
7/6/1989 Kokanee 506,286 Less than 6 inches
6/5/1987 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 24,975 Less than 6 inches
4/22/1987 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 24,150 Less than 6 inches
6/13/1986 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 28,000 Less than 6 inches
6/12/1986 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 28,800 Less than 6 inches
6/3/1986 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 39,600 Less than 6 inches
5/23/1986 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 36,000 Less than 6 inches
5/22/1986 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 35,850 Less than 6 inches
5/20/1986 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 24,830 Less than 6 inches
5/13/1986 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 27,000 Less than 6 inches
5/12/1986 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 27,000 Less than 6 inches
6/4/1985 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 4,025 Less than 6 inches
5/30/1985 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 12,330 Less than 6 inches
5/22/1985 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 24,660 Less than 6 inches
5/17/1985 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 26,030 Less than 6 inches
7/27/1983 Kokanee 501,266 Less than 6 inches
7/21/1983 Kokanee 306,168 Less than 6 inches
7/20/1983 Kokanee 778,010 Less than 6 inches
7/19/1983 Kokanee 1,193,976 Less than 6 inches
4/22/1983 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 13,325 Less than 6 inches
4/21/1983 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 42,900 Less than 6 inches
4/15/1983 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 28,000 Less than 6 inches
9/22/1982 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 7,125 Less than 6 inches
8/16/1982 Kokanee 451,240 Less than 6 inches
7/19/1982 Kokanee 474,128 Less than 6 inches
9/27/1981 Cutthroat Trout 952 Less than 6 inches
9/23/1981 Cutthroat Trout 850 Less than 6 inches
8/28/1981 Cutthroat Trout 17,000 Less than 6 inches
8/10/1981 Cutthroat Trout 20,000 Less than 6 inches
8/19/1980 Cutthroat Trout 4,104 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

Priest Lake and tributaries (including Thorofare)
  • Kokanee limit is 6
  • 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
  • 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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