Panhandle Region Guide

Guide created on 2017-11-06


Region Exceptions

Muskrat

Dates:
Open Season
License:
Hunting License and Trapping License
Method:
Trapping

Crappie

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Size:
none under 10 inches

Fox

Dates:
Open Season
License:
Hunting License and Trapping License
Method:
Trapping

Tiger muskie

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Size:
none under 40 inches

Largemouth bass

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6, both species combined
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season

Trout

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
Section: Entire river except for posted area adjacent to the Cabinet Gorge Hatchery no harvest of cutthroat trout

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
includes Coeur d’Alene River “Chain Lakes” and all tributaries to Coeur d’Alene Lake, except Benewah and Lake creeks no harvest of cutthroat trout

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
includes Coeur d’Alene River “Chain Lakes” and all tributaries to Coeur d’Alene Lake, except Benewah and Lake creeks no harvest of cutthroat trout

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
includes Coeur d’Alene River “Chain Lakes” and all tributaries to Coeur d’Alene Lake, except Benewah and Lake creeks no harvest of cutthroat trout

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
Includes tributaries (from the mouth to the confluence of the North Fork and South Fork) no harvest of any trout with a red or orange slash below jaw

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
Includes tributaries Section: From the mouth upstream to Laverne Creek no harvest of any trout with a red or orange slash below jaw

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Method:
No bait allowed, barbless hooks required
Special:
Includes Tributaries Section: From and including Laverne Creek upstream no harvest of any trout with a red or orange slash below jaw

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
Includes tributaries Section: From the mouth upstream to Laverne Creek no harvest of any trout with a red or orange slash below jaw

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Method:
No bait allowed, barbless hooks required
Special:
Includes Tributaries Section: From and including Laverne Creek upstream no harvest of any trout with a red or orange slash below jaw

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
no harvest of any trout with a red or orange slash below jaw

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
includes tributaries Section: From the mouth upstream, except for 100 yards upstream and downstream of Grouse Creek Falls. no harvest of cutthroat trout Rainbow trout closed to harvest December 1 through Friday before Memorial Day weekend No bait allowed Dec. 1 through the Friday before Memorial Day weekend

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
no rainbow or cutthroat trout under 16 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
includes tributaries no harvest of cutthroat trout Rainbow trout closed to harvest December 1 through Friday before Memorial Day weekend. No bait allowed Dec. 1 through the Friday before Memorial Day weekend.

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Method:
no bait allowed
Special:
Includes Tributaries (from the mouth at Burlington Northern Railroad Bridge upstream; also see Grouse Creek) no harvest of cutthroat trout

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
(from railroad bridge at Sandpoint downstream to Idaho/Washington border, including tributaries and sloughs to the edge of flat water) no harvest of cutthroat trout

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
(including Thorofare) no harvest of cutthroat trout

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
(from its mouth to Priest Lake) Includes Tributaries no harvest of cutthroat trout

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Method:
no bait allowed
Special:
includes tributaries no harvest of cutthroat trout

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
Includes Tributaries Section: From state line upstream to Post Falls Dam

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
Includes Tributaries Section: From Post Falls Dam upstream to Coeur d’Alene Lake No harvest of cutthroat trout

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Method:
No bait allowed, barbless hooks required
Special:
includes tributaries no harvest of cutthroat trout

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
includes Tributaries Section: From the confluence of the North Fork and South Fork upstream to Yellow Dog Creek no harvest of any trout with a red or orange slash below jaw

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Method:
No bait allowed, barbless hooks required
Special:
includes Tributaries Section: From and including Yellow Dog Creek upstream no harvest of any trout with a red or orange slash below jaw

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
no harvest of cutthroat trout Rainbow trout closed to harvest December 1 through Friday before Memorial Day weekend. No bait allowed Dec. 1 through the Friday before Memorial Day weekend.

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
includes tributaries except St. Maries River Section: From Coeur d’Alene Lake upstream to and including the North Fork St. Joe River no harvest of any trout with a red or orange slash below jaw

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Method:
No bait allowed, barbless hooks required
Special:
includes tributaries except St. Maries River Section: From the North Fork St. Joe River upstream no harvest of any trout with a red or orange slash below jaw

Dates:
Dec. 1 through the Friday before Memorial Day weekend
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
includes tributaries except St. Maries River no harvest of any trout with a red or orange slash below jaw

Dates:
Saturday of Memorial Day weekend through November 30
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
includes tributaries except St. Maries River

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
includes Coeur d’Alene River “Chain Lakes” and all tributaries to Coeur d’Alene Lake, except Benewah and Lake creeks no harvest of cutthroat trout

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
Includes tributaries (from the mouth to the confluence of the North Fork and South Fork) no harvest of any trout with a red or orange slash below jaw

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
Includes tributaries Section: From the mouth upstream to Laverne Creek no harvest of any trout with a red or orange slash below jaw

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
Includes tributaries Section: From the mouth upstream to Laverne Creek no harvest of any trout with a red or orange slash below jaw

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Method:
No bait allowed, barbless hooks required
Special:
Includes Tributaries Section: From and including Laverne Creek upstream no harvest of any trout with a red or orange slash below jaw

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Method:
No bait allowed, barbless hooks required
Special:
Includes Tributaries Section: From and including Laverne Creek upstream no harvest of any trout with a red or orange slash below jaw

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
includes Tributaries Section: From the confluence of the North Fork and South Fork upstream to Yellow Dog Creek no harvest of any trout with a red or orange slash below jaw

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
includes Tributaries Section: From the confluence of the North Fork and South Fork upstream to Yellow Dog Creek no harvest of any trout with a red or orange slash below jaw

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Method:
No bait allowed, barbless hooks required
Special:
includes Tributaries Section: From and including Yellow Dog Creek upstream no harvest of any trout with a red or orange slash below jaw

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Method:
No bait allowed, barbless hooks required
Special:
includes Tributaries Section: From and including Yellow Dog Creek upstream no harvest of any trout with a red or orange slash below jaw

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
includes tributaries Section: From the mouth upstream, except for 100 yards upstream and downstream of Grouse Creek Falls. no harvest of cutthroat trout Rainbow trout closed to harvest December 1 through Friday before Memorial Day weekend No bait allowed Dec. 1 through the Friday before Memorial Day weekend

Burbot

Method:
Catch and Release only
Dates:
All year
License:
Required

Chinook salmon

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
land-locked
Size:
none under 20 inches

Bass

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6, only two may be largemouth bass
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
(includes the channel to the Coeur d’Alene River)
Size:
no largemouth bass under 16 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6, only two may be largemouth bass
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Size:
no largemouth bass under 20 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6, only two may be largemouth bass
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
Includes Tributaries No limit on the number of fishing rods per angler while fishing from a boat
Size:
none under 16 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6, only two may be largemouth bass
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
Includes Tributaries No limit on the number of fishing rods per angler while fishing from a boat
Size:
none under 16 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6, only two may be largemouth bass
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
Includes Tributaries No limit on the number of fishing rods per angler while fishing from a boat
Size:
none under 16 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6, only two may be largemouth bass
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
Includes Tributaries No limit on the number of fishing rods per angler while fishing from a boat
Size:
none under 16 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6, only two may be largemouth bass
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
Includes Tributaries No limit on the number of fishing rods per angler while fishing from a boat
Size:
none under 16 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6, only two may be largemouth bass
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
Includes Tributaries No limit on the number of fishing rods per angler while fishing from a boat
Size:
none under 16 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6, only two may be largemouth bass
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
(from railroad bridge at Sandpoint downstream to Idaho/Washington border, including tributaries and sloughs to the edge of flat water) no harvest of cutthroat trout
Size:
none under 16 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6, only two may be largemouth bass
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Method:
Watercraft Restrictions
Special:
Electric motors only
Size:
no largemouth bass under 16 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6, only two may be largemouth
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
(Coeur d’Alene drainage; includes the channel to the Coeur d’Alene River)
Size:
no largemouth bass under 16 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6, only two may be largemouth
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Method:
Watercraft Restrictions
Special:
Electric motors only
Size:
no largemouth bass under 16 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6, only two may be largemouth
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
(Coeur d’Alene drainage; includes the channel to the Coeur d’Alene River)
Size:
no largemouth bass under 16 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6, only two may be largemouth
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
(Coeur d’Alene drainage; includes the channel to the Coeur d’Alene River)
Size:
no largemouth bass under 16 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6, only two may be largemouth
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
(Coeur d’Alene drainage; includes the channel to the Coeur d’Alene River)
Size:
no largemouth bass under 16 inches

Bull trout

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
No bull trout harvest is allowed

All other fish species

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
no bag limit
Possession Limit:
No limit

Arctic graylings

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6, all species combined
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
Does not include bull trout and brook trout which are listed separately

Kokanee salmon

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
15
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
(including Thorofare) no harvest of cutthroat trout

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
25
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Method:
No bait allowed, barbless hooks required
Special:
includes tributaries

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Method:
No bait allowed, barbless hooks required
Special:
includes tributaries no harvest of cutthroat trout

White fish

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
25
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season

Cutthroat trout

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6, all species combined
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
Does not include bull trout and brook trout which are listed separately

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
no rainbow trout under 16 inches
Size:
none under 16 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
Includes Tributaries No limit on the number of fishing rods per angler while fishing from a boat

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
Includes Tributaries No limit on the number of fishing rods per angler while fishing from a boat

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
Includes Tributaries No limit on the number of fishing rods per angler while fishing from a boat

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
Includes Tributaries No limit on the number of fishing rods per angler while fishing from a boat

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
Includes Tributaries No limit on the number of fishing rods per angler while fishing from a boat

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
Includes Tributaries No limit on the number of fishing rods per angler while fishing from a boat

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Method:
Catch and Release only

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
includes Coeur d’Alene River “Chain Lakes” and all tributaries to Coeur d’Alene Lake, except Benewah and Lake creeks

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
includes Coeur d’Alene River “Chain Lakes” and all tributaries to Coeur d’Alene Lake, except Benewah and Lake creeks

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
includes Coeur d’Alene River “Chain Lakes” and all tributaries to Coeur d’Alene Lake, except Benewah and Lake creeks

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
includes tributaries Section: From the mouth upstream, except for 100 yards upstream and downstream of Grouse Creek Falls. no harvest of cutthroat trout Rainbow trout closed to harvest

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
includes tributaries

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
(from railroad bridge at Sandpoint downstream to Idaho/Washington border, including tributaries and sloughs to the edge of flat water) no harvest of cutthroat trout

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
(including Thorofare) no harvest of cutthroat trout

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
(from its mouth to Priest Lake) Includes Tributaries no harvest of cutthroat trout

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Method:
Catch and Release only, no bait allowed
Special:
includes tributaries no harvest of cutthroat trout

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
Includes Tributaries Section: From Post Falls Dam upstream to Coeur d’Alene Lake No harvest of cutthroat trout

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Method:
Catch and Release only, No bait allowed, barbless hooks required
Special:
includes tributaries

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
includes Coeur d’Alene River “Chain Lakes” and all tributaries to Coeur d’Alene Lake, except Benewah and Lake creeks

Rainbow trout

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6, all species combined
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
Does not include bull trout and brook trout which are listed separately

Dates:
December 1 through Friday before Memorial Day weekend
License:
Required
Method:
Closed
Special:
Section: Entire river except for posted area adjacent to the Cabinet Gorge Hatchery

Dates:
December 1 through Friday before Memorial Day weekend
License:
Required
Method:
Catch and Release only, no bait allowed
Special:
includes tributaries Section: From the mouth upstream, except for 100 yards upstream and downstream of Grouse Creek Falls. no harvest of cutthroat trout

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
no cutthroat trout under 16 inches
Size:
none under 16 inches

Dates:
Dec. 1 through the Friday before Memorial Day weekend
License:
Required
Method:
Catch and Release only, no bait allowed
Special:
no harvest of cutthroat trout

Dates:
Dec. 1 through the Friday before Memorial Day weekend
License:
Required
Method:
Catch and Release only, no bait allowed
Special:
includes tributaries no harvest of cutthroat trout

Dates:
Dec. 1 through the Friday before Memorial Day weekend
License:
Required
Method:
Catch and Release only, no bait allowed
Special:
Includes Tributaries (from the mouth at Burlington Northern Railroad Bridge upstream; also see Grouse Creek) no harvest of cutthroat trout

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
Includes Tributaries No limit on the number of fishing rods per angler while fishing from a boat
Size:
only 1 over 20 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
Includes Tributaries No limit on the number of fishing rods per angler while fishing from a boat
Size:
only 1 over 20 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
Includes Tributaries No limit on the number of fishing rods per angler while fishing from a boat
Size:
only 1 over 20 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
Includes Tributaries No limit on the number of fishing rods per angler while fishing from a boat
Size:
only 1 over 20 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
Includes Tributaries No limit on the number of fishing rods per angler while fishing from a boat
Size:
only 1 over 20 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
Includes Tributaries No limit on the number of fishing rods per angler while fishing from a boat
Size:
only 1 over 20 inches

Dates:
Dec. 1 through the Friday before Memorial Day weekend
License:
Required
Method:
Catch and Release only, no bait allowed
Special:
includes tributaries no harvest of cutthroat trout

Dates:
December 1 through Friday before Memorial Day weekend
License:
Required
Method:
Catch and Release only, no bait allowed
Special:
includes tributaries Section: From the mouth upstream, except for 100 yards upstream and downstream of Grouse Creek Falls. no harvest of cutthroat trout

Brown trout

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6, all species combined
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
Does not include bull trout and brook trout which are listed separately

Marten

Dates:
Open Season
License:
Hunting License and Trapping License
Method:
Trapping

Splake

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6, all species combined
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
Does not include bull trout and brook trout which are listed separately

Bobcat

Dates:
Open Season
License:
Hunting License and Trapping License
Method:
Trapping

Crayfish

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
no bag limit
Possession Limit:
No limit

Mink

Dates:
Open Season
License:
Hunting License and Trapping License
Method:
Trapping

Smallmouth bass

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6, both species combined
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season

Trout hybrids

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6, all species combined
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
Does not include bull trout and brook trout which are listed separately

Brook trout

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
25
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season

Lake trout

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6, all species combined
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
Does not include bull trout and brook trout which are listed separately

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
No limit
Possession Limit:
No limit
Special:
Includes Tributaries No limit on the number of fishing rods per angler while fishing from a boat lake trout can be possessed in the field or in transit with head removed

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
No limit
Possession Limit:
No limit
Special:
Includes Tributaries No limit on the number of fishing rods per angler while fishing from a boat lake trout can be possessed in the field or in transit with head removed

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
No limit
Possession Limit:
No limit
Special:
Includes Tributaries No limit on the number of fishing rods per angler while fishing from a boat lake trout can be possessed in the field or in transit with head removed

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
No limit
Possession Limit:
No limit
Special:
Includes Tributaries No limit on the number of fishing rods per angler while fishing from a boat lake trout can be possessed in the field or in transit with head removed

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
No limit
Possession Limit:
No limit
Special:
Includes Tributaries No limit on the number of fishing rods per angler while fishing from a boat lake trout can be possessed in the field or in transit with head removed

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
No limit
Possession Limit:
No limit
Special:
Includes Tributaries No limit on the number of fishing rods per angler while fishing from a boat lake trout can be possessed in the field or in transit with head removed

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
no bag limit
Possession Limit:
No limit
Special:
Section: Entire river except for posted area adjacent to the Cabinet Gorge Hatchery

Sturgeon

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Method:
Closed
Special:
Fishing for or targeting sturgeon in the Kootenai River is illegal

Method:
Closed
Dates:
All year

Bullfrog

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
no bag limit
Possession Limit:
No limit

Beaver

Dates:
Open Season
License:
Hunting License and Trapping License
Method:
Trapping

Otter

Dates:
Open Season
License:
Hunting License and Trapping License
Method:
Trapping

Golden trout

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6, all species combined
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
Does not include bull trout and brook trout which are listed separately

Badger

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Method:
Trapping

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Method:
Trapping

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Method:
Trapping

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Method:
Trapping

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Method:
Trapping

No bait allowed

Dates:
December 1 through Friday before Memorial Day weekend
License:
Required
Special:
includes tributaries Section: From the mouth upstream, except for 100 yards upstream and downstream of Grouse Creek Falls. no harvest of cutthroat trout Rainbow trout closed to harvest

Dates:
Dec. 1 through the Friday before Memorial Day weekend
License:
Required
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
no harvest of cutthroat trout

Dates:
Dec. 1 through the Friday before Memorial Day weekend
License:
Required
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
includes tributaries no harvest of cutthroat trout

Dates:
December 1 through Friday before Memorial Day weekend
License:
Required
Special:
includes tributaries Section: From the mouth upstream, except for 100 yards upstream and downstream of Grouse Creek Falls. no harvest of cutthroat trout Rainbow trout closed to harvest

Closed to all fishing

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
includes tributaries

Dates:
December 1 through Friday before Memorial Day weekend
License:
Required
Special:
includes tributaries

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
includes tributaries

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
includes tributaries

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
includes tributaries

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
includes tributaries

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
includes tributaries

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
includes tributaries Section: 100 yards upstream and downstream from Grouse Creek Falls

Dates:
Dec. 1 through the Friday before Memorial Day weekend
License:
Required
Special:
includes tributaries

Special:
includes tributaries

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
includes tributaries

Dates:
December 1 through Friday before Memorial Day weekend
License:
Required
Special:
includes tributaries

Dates:
December 1 through Friday before Memorial Day weekend
License:
Required
Special:
includes tributaries

Dates:
December 1 through Friday before Memorial Day weekend
License:
Required
Special:
includes tributaries

Dates:
December 1 through Friday before Memorial Day weekend
License:
Required
Special:
includes tributaries

Dates:
December 1 through Friday before Memorial Day weekend
License:
Required
Special:
includes tributaries

Dates:
December 1 through Friday before Memorial Day weekend
License:
Required
Special:
includes tributaries

Dates:
December 1 through Friday before Memorial Day weekend
License:
Required
Special:
includes tributaries

Dates:
December 1 through Friday before Memorial Day weekend
License:
Required
Special:
includes tributaries

Dates:
December 1 through Friday before Memorial Day weekend
License:
Required
Special:
includes tributaries

Dates:
December 1 through Friday before Memorial Day weekend
License:
Required
Special:
includes tributaries

Dates:
December 1 through Friday before Memorial Day weekend
License:
Required
Special:
includes tributaries

Dates:
December 1 through Friday before Memorial Day weekend
License:
Required
Special:
includes tributaries

Dates:
December 1 through Friday before Memorial Day weekend
License:
Required
Special:
includes tributaries

Dates:
December 1 through Friday before Memorial Day weekend
License:
Required
Special:
includes tributaries

Dates:
December 1 through Friday before Memorial Day weekend
License:
Required
Special:
includes tributaries

Dates:
December 1 through Friday before Memorial Day weekend
License:
Required
Special:
includes tributaries

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
includes tributaries

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
includes tributaries Section: 100 yards upstream and downstream from Grouse Creek Falls

Special:
includes tributaries

Special:
includes tributaries

Watercraft restrictions

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
Electric motors only

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
Electric motors only

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
Priest River Drainage Electric motors only

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
Electric motors only

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
Electric motors only

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
Electric motors only

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
Electric motors only

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
Electric motors only

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
Electric motors only

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
Electric motors only

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
Electric motors only

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
Electric motors only

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
Electric motors only

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
Electric motors only

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
Electric motors only

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
Electric motors only

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
Electric motors only

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
Electric motors only

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
Electric motors only

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
Electric motors only

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
Electric motors only

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
Priest River Drainage Electric motors only

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
Priest River Drainage Electric motors only

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
Priest River Drainage Electric motors only

Required

Dates:
All year
Special:
Contact the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Office

Dates:
All year
Special:
Fishing is not allowed within the posted upstream and downstream boundary of any fish weir or trap.
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season

Hunting license

Dates:
All year
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
Panhandle Region: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kooentai, and Shoshone counties

Dates:
All year
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
Panhandle Region: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kooentai, and Shoshone counties

Dates:
All year
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
Panhandle Region: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kooentai, and Shoshone counties

Dates:
All year
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
Panhandle Region: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kooentai, and Shoshone counties

Dates:
All year
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
Panhandle Region: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kooentai, and Shoshone counties

Dates:
All year
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
Panhandle Region: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kooentai, and Shoshone counties

Dates:
All year
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
Panhandle Region: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kooentai, and Shoshone counties

Dates:
All year
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
Panhandle Region: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kooentai, and Shoshone counties

Dates:
All year
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
Panhandle Region: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kooentai, and Shoshone counties

Dates:
All year
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
Panhandle Region: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kooentai, and Shoshone counties

Dates:
All year
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
Panhandle Region: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kooentai, and Shoshone counties

Dates:
All year
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
Panhandle Region: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kooentai, and Shoshone counties

Dates:
All year
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
Panhandle Region: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kooentai, and Shoshone counties

Dates:
All year
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
Panhandle Region: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kooentai, and Shoshone counties

Dates:
All year
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
Panhandle Region: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kooentai, and Shoshone counties

Dates:
All year
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
Panhandle Region: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kooentai, and Shoshone counties

Dates:
All year
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
Panhandle Region: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kooentai, and Shoshone counties

Dates:
All year
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
Panhandle Region: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kooentai, and Shoshone counties

Dates:
All year
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
Panhandle Region: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kooentai, and Shoshone counties

Dates:
All year
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
Panhandle Region: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kooentai, and Shoshone counties

Dates:
All year
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
Panhandle Region: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kooentai, and Shoshone counties

Dates:
All year
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
Panhandle Region: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kooentai, and Shoshone counties

Dates:
All year
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
Panhandle Region: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kooentai, and Shoshone counties

Dates:
All year
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
Panhandle Region: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kooentai, and Shoshone counties

Activities Available

Furbearer Hunting
Game Bird Hunting
Fresh Water Fishing
Small Game Hunting
Turkey Hunting
Big Game Hunting
Rabbit Hunting

Methods Available

Barbless Hook
Catch And Release
Watercraft
Archery And Spear Fishing
Fishing Shelter
Artificial Fly
Unlawful
No Bait Allowed, Barbless Hooks Required
Closed To All Fishing
Identification
Prohibited,the Use Or Aid Of Any Electronic Call
Closed
Prohibited: The Aid Of Baiting.
Prohibited, Trap, Snare, Net, Crossbow, Slingshot, Handheld Or Thrown Missiles, Firearms Except A Shotgun Using Shells Not Exceeding 3 ½ Inches Maximum Length, Except Forest Grouse.
Trapping
Prohibited: From Any Watercraft.
Catch And Release Only, Only Single-pointed Barbless Hooks Are Allowed
Watercraft Restrictions
Catch-and-Release Fishing
Hands, Use Of For Fishing
Attendance Of Fishing Gear
Snagging
Catch And Release Only, No Bait Allowed
Prohibited
Artificial Lure
On The Birding Island Segment
Catch And Release Only
Contest/Tournament Fishing
Chumming, Illegal
Other Set Trap
No Bait Allowed
Specific Closures See Special
Molesting Fish
Trapping Or Seining
Ground Set Trap
Prohibited, Unlawful
Water Set Trap
Fly-Fishing
Prohibited: The Use Or Aid Of Any Electronic Call
Only Single-pointed Barbless Hooks Are Allowed
Bait, Prohibited
Illegal Fishing Methods
Gaff Hook
Prohibited From Any Watercraft.
Special Closures See Special
Trapping Prohibitions
Prohibited, With A Trap, Snare, Net, Crossbow, Slingshot, Handheld Or Thrown Missiles, Firearms Except A Shotgun Using Shells Not Exceeding 3 ½ Inches Maximum Length, Except Forest Grouse
Bait
Identification Requirements
Maggot
Prohibited: Forest Grouse Shall Not Be Taken With A Trap, Snare, Net Or Crossbow. See Special For Excetpions
Closed To Fishing
Prohibited, Trap, Snare, Net, Or Shotgun Using Shotgun Shells Exceeding 3 1/2 Inches In Length
Catch And Release Only, No Bait Allowed, Barbless Hooks Required
Hook
Fishing
Ice Fishing
Bait Fishing
Youth Hunt Only

State-wide Species Available

All Other Fish Species
Arctic Graylings
Badger
Bass
Beaver
Black Crappie
Blueback Salmon
Bluegill
Blue Grouse
Bobcat
Bobwhite Quail
Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Bullfrog
Bullhead
Bull Trout
Burbot
California Quail
Catfish
Chinook Salmon
Chiselmouth
Chukar
Coho Salmon
Cottontail Rabbit
Crappie
Crayfish
Cutthroat Trout
Dusky Grouse
Fox
Gambel's Quail
Golden Trout
Gray Partridge
Kokanee Salmon
Lake Trout
Largemouth Bass
Lynx
Mackinaw Trout
Marten
Mink
Minnows
Mountain Quail
Mountain Whitefish
Mule Deer
Muskrat
Northern Bobwhite Quail
Northern Pike
Northern Pikeminnow
Northern Squawfish
Otter
Pheasant
Pygmy Rabbit
Rainbow Trout
Ring-necked Pheasant
Ruffed Grouse
Sage-grouse
Sage Grouse
Sharp-Tailed Grouse
Smallmouth Bass
Sockeye Salmon
Splake
Spruce Grouse
Steelhead
Sturgeon
Tiger Muskie
Trout
Trout Hybrids
Utah Chub
Walleye
White-Tailed Deer
White Crappie
White Fish
White Sturgeon
Yellow Perch

General Regulations

Always check your state's official documentation. See our list of state regulations.