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Family Fishing Waters - Panhandle Region

Saturday, October 25, 2014 

Water Description Directions Fish Facilities
1. Bull Moose Lake A small pond in the woods close to Priest Lake, ideal for a simple fishing trip without a boat. From Priest River go north on State Highway 57. Take the Dickensheet cutoff east to Coolin. Head north up the east side of Priest Lake. About ¼ mile past Two Mouth Creek on the east side of road is a small parking lot. From here it's a short walk to the lake. rainbow trout Picnic area
2. Round Lake Both beginners and experts will enjoy fishing this lake. Hiking trails and a swimming beach are nearby. From US Highway 95, three miles south of Sagle or two miles north of Westmond, turn onto Dufort Road (by the dumpsters on the west side of the highway.) Go to Round Lake State Park. There is a park entrance fee. rainbow trout, brook trout, largemouth bass, crappie, perch, pumpkinseed, bullhead catfish Boat ramp Fishing dock Restrooms Picnic area Camping
3. Jewel Lake A peaceful lake stocked with rainbow trout and channel catfish. Yet, lots of small yellow perch will thrill young anglers. From US Highway 95, three miles south of Sagle or two miles north of Westmond, turn onto Dufort Road (by the dumpsters on the west side of the highway.) Go past Round Lake State Park, cross Cocolalla Slough and about 8/10 mile after crossing the slough watch for a small sign on the left that marks the dirt road to Jewel Lake. Follow this road up and over the hill approximately 3 miles to Jewel Lake. rainbow trout, bluegill, perch, channel catfish Boat ramp Fishing dock Restrooms
4. Kelso Lake An easily accessed, but peaceful lake a short distance from US Highway 95. Anglers can enjoy the scenery, wildlife and a diverse fishing opportunity. Travel 3 miles north of Athol on Hwy 95 and take the Granite Lake/Kelso Lake turn-off (on the west side of Hwy 95 just as the north bound lane transitions into a passing lane.) Go west on gravel road about ½ mile, cross the railroad tracks and turn left at the junction. Granite Lake is down the hill about ¼ mile on your left. Kelso Lake is ¼ mile past Granite Lake. rainbow trout, largemouth bass, crappie, perch, pumpkinseed, bluegill, bullhead catfish Boat ramp accessible for disabled persons Fishing dock accessible for disabled persons Restrooms
5. Granite Lake A picturesque, undeveloped lake surrounded by forested hillsides. It has fishing docks, but is ideally fished from a small boat. Travel 3 miles north of Athol on Hwy 95 and take the Granite Lake/Kelso Lake turn-off (on the west side of Hwy 95 just as the north bound lane transitions into a passing lane.) Go west on gravel road about ½ mile, cross the railroad tracks and turn left at the junction. Granite Lake is down the hill about ¼ mile on your left. Kelso Lake is ¼ mile past Granite Lake. rainbow trout, largemouth bass, crappie, perch, pumpkinseed, bluegill, bullhead catfish Boat ramp accessible for disabled persons Fishing dock accessible for disabled persons Restrooms
6. Post Falls Park Pond A great fishing spot for kids and anglers with special needs. Anglers can easily fish the small pond from a fishing bridge, shore or fishing platforms, and enjoy the adjacent park. From Interstate 90 take the Spokane Street Exit at Post Falls and travel south ½ block to Fourth Street. Go west on Fourth to a large parking lot and walk a short distance to the pond. rainbow trout, largemouth bass, pumpkinseed, perch Fishing dock accessible for disabled persons Restrooms accessible for disabled persons Picnic area
7. Fernan Lake A scenic fishing spot 10 minutes from downtown Coeur d'Alene. Anglers of all abilities can enjoy fishing from floating docks, miles of shore or boats. Fernan Lake is located just east of Interstate 90 off the Sherman Street exit. rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappie, perch, pumpkinseed, bluegill, northern pike, channel catfish, bullhead catfish Boat ramp accessible for disabled persons Fishing dock accessible for disabled personsRestrooms accessible for disabled persons
Water Description Directions Fish Facilities
8. Sinclair Lake A small, quiet lake beside the Moyie River where beginning and skilled anglers can both enjoy good trout fishing. Travel north on US Highway 95 from Bonners Ferry to the Canadian border at Eastport. Turn right at the Good Grief bar and go south on the frontage road that parallels the Moyie River. A little over a mile you cross over the Moyie River on a bridge and then railroad tracks. Just past the railroad crossing take the road on the right to Sinclair Lake. rainbow trout, largemouth bass, perch, pumpkinseed, bluegill, channel catfish Boat ramp Fishing dock
9. Smith Lake Offers a peaceful, forested setting and diverse fishing. Travel north of Bonners Ferry on US Highway 95. Approximately 2 miles past the junction with US Highway 2 look for the Sportsmen's Access sign. Take this gravel road about 2 miles to Smith Lake. rainbow trout Fishing dockRestrooms Picnic areaCamping
10. Antelope Lake A scenic lake near the town of Clark Fork. Travel east of Clark Fork on State Highway 200 approximately 1.5 miles to a dirt road on the north side of the highway. Road winds approximately 8/10 of a mile up the hill to Antelope Lake. rainbow trout, cutthroat trout

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11. Steamboat Pond A scenic and easily accessed pond next to the North Fork Coeur d'Alene River. Anglers who might find fishing the river too difficult will enjoy harvesting a few trout from this pond. Travel east on Interstate 90 from Coeur d'Alene and take the Kingston Exit. Go north about 11 miles on Forest Highway 9 up the North Fork Coeur d'Alene River. Watch for the Steamboat Pond sign. The pond and a parking area are on the west side of the road. rainbow trout Restrooms
12. Elsie Lake Offers excellent fishing for anglers of all levels in a beautiful setting. It's a drive-to mountain lake but the road is mountainous and rough. Travel east on Interstate 90 to the Big Creek exit. Take Big Creek Road south all the way to the top of the mountain. rainbow trout, brook trout Restrooms
13. Day Rock Pond A small pond in the Silver Valley where anglers can easily fish from the shore. Travel east on Interstate 90 to Wallace. Exit at Wallace. Go underneath the interstate. Continue going northeast up Nine Mile Creek approximately 3.5 miles. Day Rock Pond is at the junction of Nine Mile and East Fork of Nine Mile creeks. rainbow trout

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14. Lower Glidden Lake A beautiful alpine lake anglers can drive to in a car. It's a great spot for anglers of all levels. Travel east on Interstate 90 to Wallace. Take the Canyon Creek exit and travel northeast towards the Idaho/Montana border at Cooper Pass/Burke Summit. About 1.5 miles from Cooper Pass/Burke Summit turn south onto a dirt road and go ½ miles to the lake. rainbow trout, brook trout Restrooms
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Last Updated: August 7, 2014 
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