General Fishing Season for the Panhandle Region
All Waters Open All Year
except as modified in Panhandle Region Special Rule Waters on Pages 7-8.
Fishing is not allowed within the posted upstream and downstream boundary of any fish weir or trap.
Panhandle Region
Anderson Lake
Antelope Lake
Avondale Lake
Benewah Creek and tributaries
Blue Lake (Priest River Drainage)
Blue Lake (Coeur d’ Alene Drainage)
Bonner Lake
Brush Lake
Clark Fork River and tributaries
Coeur d’ Alene Lake
Coeur d’Alene River and tributaries
Coeur d’ Alene River, Little North Fork
and tributaries
Coeur d’ Alene River, North Fork and
Coeur d’ Alene River, South Fork and
Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation
Dawson Lake
Deep Creek and tributaries
Freeman Lake
Gamble (Gamlin) Lake
Gold Creek
Granite Creek and tributaries
Granite Lake
Grouse Creek and tributaries
Hayden Creek and tributaries
Hayden Lake
Jewel Lake
Kelso Lake
Kootenai River
Lake Creek and tributaries
Lightning Creek and tributaries
Lower Glidden Lake
Mirror Lake
Moyie River
Pack River and tributaries
Pend Oreille Lake
Pend Oreille River
Perkins Lake
Priest Lake and tributaries
Priest River and tributaries
Rapid Lightning Creek and tributaries
Robinson Lake
Roman Nose Lake #3
Round Lake
St. Joe River and tributaries
St. Maries River and tributaries
Shepherd Lake
Sinclair Lake
Smith Lake
Spokane River
Trestle Creek and tributaries
Upper Priest Lake and tributaries
(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
• 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
includes brown trout, cutthroat trout, golden trout,
lake trout, rainbow trout, splake, trout hybrids, Arctic
• 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
General Bag and Possession Limits for the Panhandle Region
The following bag and possession limits apply to all waters of the Panhandle Region except as modified in
Panhandle Region Special Rule Waters on Pages 7-8.
Special Rule Waters for the Panhandle Region
(see Pages 7-8 for details)