Anderson Lake

Coeur d'Alene Lake Basin

  • Recommended Fishing Water

Anderson Lake in Kootenai County is 541.3 acres at an elevation of 2,125 feet above sea level.

The state record largemouth bass (10 lb 15 oz) was caught in Anderson Lake


Motor Restriction
Boat Ramp
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Recommended Game Fish

Fish Species Observed in Surveys since 1990

Fish Stocking Records

No stocking records found for Anderson Lake.
Source: IDFG Fish Stocking Database.

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Licenses and Tags

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Fishing Rules

All Waters Open All Year

Except as modified in Special Rule Waters
Fishing is not allowed within the posted upstream and downstream boundary of any fish weir or trap.

Daily Bag Limits

Regional bag and possession 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

Anderson Lake (includes the channel to the Coeur d'Alene River)
  • Bass limit is 6, only two may be largemouth bass, no largemouth bass under 16 inches
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
  • No bull trout harvest is allowed
  • Burbot limit is 0, catch-and-release
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, trout hybrids, Arctic grayling
  • 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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