Spirit Lake

Flows into the Spirit Creek

  • Recommended Fishing Water

Spirit Lake in Kootenai County is 1,534.8 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
2022/05/20 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 18,400 Less than 6 inches
2022/05/19 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 40,300 Less than 6 inches
2021/10/25 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 1,443 Greater than 6 inches
2021/09/21 Fall Chinook 5,012 Less than 6 inches
2021/09/08 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 1,880 Greater than 6 inches
2021/05/20 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 5,980 Less than 6 inches
2021/05/11 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 20,000 Less than 6 inches
2020/09/18 Fall Chinook 3,000 Less than 6 inches
2020/05/11 Westslope Cutthroat Trout - Triploid 15,247 Less than 6 inches
2020/05/08 Westslope Cutthroat Trout - Triploid 22,470 Less than 6 inches
2019/09/19 Fall Chinook 5,142 Greater than 6 inches
2019/09/19 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 23,328 Less than 6 inches
2019/05/10 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 36,680 Less than 6 inches
2018/09/17 Fall Chinook 5,049 Greater than 6 inches
2018/05/24 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 18,885 Less than 6 inches
2018/05/23 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 21,115 Less than 6 inches
2017/09/21 Fall Chinook 4,412 Greater than 6 inches
2017/05/11 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 22,770 Less than 6 inches
2016/09/19 Fall Chinook 5,050 Greater than 6 inches
2016/05/06 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 10,820 Less than 6 inches
2016/05/05 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 25,600 Less than 6 inches
2015/04/29 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 25,000 Less than 6 inches
2014/04/30 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 7,973 Less than 6 inches
2014/04/25 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 16,568 Less than 6 inches
2013/05/01 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 24,991 Less than 6 inches
2012/05/08 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 8,404 Less than 6 inches
2012/05/04 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 16,600 Less than 6 inches
2011/05/26 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 24,926 Less than 6 inches
2010/05/25 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 26,532 Less than 6 inches
2009/05/28 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 25,201 Less than 6 inches
2008/06/10 Kokanee 64,567 Less than 6 inches
2008/06/09 Kokanee 104,174 Less than 6 inches
2007/06/11 Kokanee 163,260 Less than 6 inches
2007/04/17 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 19,982 Less than 6 inches
2006/04/25 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 9,975 Greater than 6 inches
2005/05/02 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 25,080 Less than 6 inches
2004/05/11 Kokanee 199,897 Less than 6 inches
2004/04/20 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 3,474 Less than 6 inches
2004/04/19 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 13,760 Less than 6 inches
2004/04/12 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 7,785 Less than 6 inches
2003/04/23 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 9,293 Less than 6 inches
2003/04/22 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 15,760 Less than 6 inches
2002/06/20 Kokanee 201,869 Less than 6 inches
2002/04/22 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 25,003 Less than 6 inches
2001/05/30 Kokanee 197,500 Less than 6 inches
2000/04/25 Kokanee 200,208 Less than 6 inches
2000/04/19 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 25,000 Less than 6 inches
1999/05/27 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 25,023 Less than 6 inches
1998/10/15 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 24,684 Less than 6 inches
1998/04/09 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 25,003 Less than 6 inches
1997/10/03 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 25,047 Less than 6 inches
1996/06/11 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 25,126 Less than 6 inches
1995/05/24 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 225 Adults
1995/04/18 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 25,000 Less than 6 inches
1994/09/26 Rainbow Trout 5,360 Less than 6 inches
1994/06/24 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 9,360 Less than 6 inches
1994/06/20 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 9,360 Less than 6 inches
1994/06/10 Rainbow Trout 999 Greater than 6 inches
1994/05/27 Kokanee 383,550 Less than 6 inches
1994/05/09 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1994/04/14 Rainbow Trout 1,115 Greater than 6 inches
1993/12/14 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 19,215 Less than 6 inches
1993/04/27 Rainbow Trout 1,010 Greater than 6 inches
1993/04/13 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
1992/10/21 Rainbow Trout 45,000 Less than 6 inches
1992/06/10 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1992/05/27 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1992/05/14 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1992/04/28 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1992/04/21 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1992/04/09 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
1991/10/02 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 40,120 Less than 6 inches
1991/10/01 Westslope Cutthroat Trout 35,520 Less than 6 inches
1991/07/26 Rainbow Trout 1,020 Greater than 6 inches
1991/07/09 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1991/06/27 Rainbow Trout 1,075 Greater than 6 inches
1991/06/06 Rainbow Trout 1,075 Greater than 6 inches
1991/05/20 Rainbow Trout 1,950 Greater than 6 inches
1991/04/03 Rainbow Trout 3,900 Greater than 6 inches
1990/06/22 Rainbow Trout 1,567 Greater than 6 inches
1990/06/08 Rainbow Trout 1,500 Greater than 6 inches
1990/05/07 Rainbow Trout 1,000 Greater than 6 inches
1990/04/23 Rainbow Trout 1,008 Greater than 6 inches
1990/04/09 Rainbow Trout 975 Greater than 6 inches
1990/04/02 Rainbow Trout 1,950 Greater than 6 inches
1989/08/09 Rainbow Trout 2,550 Greater than 6 inches
1989/07/10 Rainbow Trout 2,760 Greater than 6 inches
1989/06/28 Rainbow Trout 25,000 Less than 6 inches
1989/05/08 Rainbow Trout 3,360 Greater than 6 inches
1989/04/27 Rainbow Trout 8,050 Less than 6 inches
1989/01/11 Rainbow Trout 26,640 Less than 6 inches
1988/07/25 Kokanee 75,008 Less than 6 inches
1988/06/29 Rainbow Trout 2,010 Greater than 6 inches
1988/03/29 Rainbow Trout 4,000 Greater than 6 inches
1987/08/07 Kokanee 60,800 Less than 6 inches
1987/07/02 Rainbow Trout 2,080 Greater than 6 inches
1987/05/05 Rainbow Trout 20,160 Less than 6 inches
1987/03/31 Rainbow Trout 8,100 Greater than 6 inches
1986/09/23 Kokanee 7,202 Less than 6 inches
1986/08/21 Kokanee 49,940 Less than 6 inches
1986/07/03 Rainbow Trout 1,980 Greater than 6 inches
1986/04/14 Rainbow Trout 9,450 Greater than 6 inches
1985/06/17 Rainbow Trout 2,000 Greater than 6 inches
1985/05/22 Rainbow Trout 2,015 Greater than 6 inches
1985/04/16 Rainbow Trout 8,060 Greater than 6 inches
1985/03/18 Rainbow Trout 28,580 Less than 6 inches
1984/10/12 Kokanee 109,931 Less than 6 inches
1984/09/17 Rainbow Trout 2,080 Greater than 6 inches
1984/08/06 Rainbow Trout 21,600 Less than 6 inches
1984/06/11 Rainbow Trout 2,250 Greater than 6 inches
1984/04/09 Rainbow Trout 6,750 Greater than 6 inches
1983/08/02 Brook Trout 10,604 Less than 6 inches
1983/08/01 Rainbow Trout 4,500 Less than 6 inches
1983/05/17 Rainbow Trout 2,430 Greater than 6 inches
1983/04/05 Rainbow Trout 2,520 Greater than 6 inches
1982/08/09 Rainbow Trout 12,000 Less than 6 inches
1982/06/16 Brook Trout 10,620 Less than 6 inches
1982/05/24 Rainbow Trout 7,200 Greater than 6 inches
1982/05/14 Rainbow Trout 1,920 Greater than 6 inches
1982/04/28 Rainbow Trout 765 Greater than 6 inches
1981/05/15 Rainbow Trout 1,600 Greater than 6 inches
1981/05/08 Rainbow Trout 2,500 Greater than 6 inches
1981/05/01 Rainbow Trout 3,440 Greater than 6 inches
1980/12/04 Kokanee 1,800 Less than 6 inches
1980/12/02 Kokanee 1,680 Less than 6 inches
1980/09/16 Rainbow Trout 2,800 Greater than 6 inches
1980/07/24 Rainbow Trout 3,760 Greater than 6 inches
1980/04/25 Rainbow Trout 6,000 Less than 6 inches
1980/03/10 Rainbow Trout 20,250 Less than 6 inches
1979/08/13 Rainbow Trout 3,760 Greater than 6 inches
1979/06/19 Rainbow Trout 2,245 Greater than 6 inches
1979/04/20 Rainbow Trout 3,003 Greater than 6 inches
1979/04/18 Rainbow Trout 4,560 Greater than 6 inches
1978/09/08 Rainbow Trout 2,800 Greater than 6 inches
1978/08/16 Rainbow Trout 2,400 Greater than 6 inches
1978/06/07 Rainbow Trout 2,100 Greater than 6 inches
1978/05/10 Rainbow Trout 2,450 Greater than 6 inches
1977/08/24 Rainbow Trout 54,572 Less than 6 inches
1977/08/22 Rainbow Trout 2,730 Greater than 6 inches
1977/06/13 Rainbow Trout 75,780 Less than 6 inches
1977/04/14 Bull Trout 350 Adults
1976/09/20 Rainbow Trout 3,034 Greater than 6 inches
1976/06/29 Kokanee 274,400 Less than 6 inches
1976/06/17 Rainbow Trout 3,040 Greater than 6 inches
1976/04/19 Rainbow Trout 7,920 Greater than 6 inches
1975/09/09 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
1975/07/16 Rainbow Trout 3,040 Greater than 6 inches
1975/05/19 Rainbow Trout 4,800 Greater than 6 inches
1975/04/28 Rainbow Trout 4,800 Greater than 6 inches
1974/09/23 Rainbow Trout 1,760 Greater than 6 inches
1974/06/19 Rainbow Trout 3,780 Greater than 6 inches
1974/04/22 Rainbow Trout 2,310 Greater than 6 inches
1973/08/02 Rainbow Trout 4,870 Greater than 6 inches
1973/07/18 Rainbow Trout 2,450 Greater than 6 inches
1973/06/18 Rainbow Trout 3,700 Greater than 6 inches
1973/04/26 Rainbow Trout 6,300 Greater than 6 inches
1972/05/11 Rainbow Trout 6,960 Greater than 6 inches
1972/04/24 Rainbow Trout 3,120 Adults
1971/05/05 Kokanee 120,312 Less than 6 inches
1971/05/03 Rainbow Trout 6,480 Greater than 6 inches
1971/04/15 Rainbow Trout 3,990 Greater than 6 inches
1970/05/07 Rainbow Trout 5,040 Greater than 6 inches
1970/04/23 Rainbow Trout 6,000 Greater than 6 inches
1969/06/12 Kokanee 50,784 Less than 6 inches
1969/04/28 Rainbow Trout 10,500 Greater than 6 inches
1968/05/02 Rainbow Trout 4,860 Greater than 6 inches
1968/04/18 Rainbow Trout 6,930 Greater than 6 inches
1968/04/17 Kokanee 100,096 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

Spirit Lake
  • Kokanee limit is 25
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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