Status & Trends by Region


Focal species represent the fish species that the subbasin planners have identified as focal species for the respective subbasin. The biological objectives associated with a focal species were either described in the subbasin plan or were included in state, tribal, or federal recovery/management plans. Biological objectives and current status are linked to their respective reference information; if the reference exists on-line, a link is provided to the original data.
The status and trend information represents the most current data that is available. Data were collected through interviews with biologists and reviews of reports and websites. Each chart is linked to a table of the data, and each datapoint in that table is linked to reference information. The focal species data presented have been reviewed and approved by the respective collectors.
 

Intermountain Province

Coeur d'Alene Subbasin

 
Species ESU MPG Population Biological Objective (s) Biological Status Federal Status Data / Charts
Bull Trout Coeur d’Alene Lake (Within the Coeur d’Alene River Recovery Unit)      Subbasin Plan Objective :
St. Joe River — 8 local populations contributing to a total of 800 annual adult spawners (5 local populations with an average of 500 annual adult spawners will occur above and/or in Red Ives Creek and 3 local populations with an average of 300 annual adult spawners will occur from Ives Creek downstream to Big Creek)

Coeur d'Alene River (North Fork Coeur d'Alene drainage) - at least 3 local populations contributing to an average of 300 annual adult spawners)

Total of 1,100 adult spawners per year between the two subunits324

Redd Counts
2013: 41 redds
Medicine Creek - 20 redds 266
St. Joe River (Heller to St. Joe Lake) - 1 redd 266
Wisdom Creek - 1 redd 266
Bean Creek - 0 redds266
North Fork Bean Creek - 8 redds266
Mill Creek - 6 redds266
Tinear Creek - 5 redds266
Threatened Status & Trends
Westslope Cutthroat       Subbasin Plan Objective :
Catch rate of 1.0 fish per hour in the St. Joe, Coeur d'Alene, and St. Maries rivers and an annual catch of over 1,000 fish in Coeur d'Alene Lake325
Density (number/100m2)
North Fork Coeur d'Alene River
2013: 0.75 fish/100m2
Lower North Fork Coeur d'Alene River - 0.73266
North Fork Coeur d'Alene River - 2.73266
Little North Fork Coeur d'Alene River - 0.97266
Teepee Creek - 0.77266
Evans Creek Watershed
2012: 16.57 fish/100m2
Evans Creek - 18.55 fish/100m2273
East Fork Evans - 19.7 fish/100m2273
South Fork Evan - 7.4 fish/100m2273
Rainbow Fork - 0 fish/100m2273
Lake Creek Watershed
2012: 23.62 fish/100m2
Upper Lake Creek - 18.87 fish/100m2273
Bozard Creek - 36.86 fish/100m2273
West Fork Lake Creek - 13.42 fish/100m2273
Benewah Creek Watershed
2012: 11.66 fish/100m2
Benewah manistem - 12 fish/100m2273
Coon Creek - 2.73 fish/100m2273
Bull Creek - 14.75 fish/100m2273
Whitetail Creek - 9 fish/100m2273
Windfall Creek - 13.95 fish/100m2273
Schoolhouse Creek - 15.6 fish/100m2273
South Fork Benewah Creek - 12.15 fish/100m2273
West Fork Benewah Creek - 11.05 fish/100m2273
Species of Concern Status & Trends
Kokanee       Subbasin Plan Objective :
Annual catch rate greater than 500,000325
Abundance (age 0-4) (Coeur d'Alene Lake)
2013: 6,704,000 fish (age 0-4)160
Not Listed Status & Trends

Columbia Upper Subbasin

 
Species ESU MPG Population Biological Objective (s) Biological Status Federal Status Data / Charts
Chinook       Subbasin Plan Objective :
None
Extirpated Not Listed No Data
Pacific Lamprey       Subbasin Plan Objective :
None
Extirpated Not Listed No Data
Burbot       Subbasin Plan Objective :
None
CPUE (FWIN Survey)
2016: 1.72 (258 fish) 483
Not Listed Snapshot
Kokanee       Subbasin Plan Objective :
None
Harvest
2016: 10,440 fish (wild) 483
CPUE (FWIN Survey)
2016: 0.01 (2 fish)483
Not Listed Status & Trends
White Sturgeon       Subbasin Plan Objective :
None
Lake Roosevelt Fall Gill Net Captures (wild and hatchery)
2016: 21 fish (wild and hatchery)482
CPUE (FWIN Survey)
2016: 0.10 (15 fish)483
Not Listed Status & Trends
Rainbow Trout       Subbasin Plan Objective :
None
Harvest
2016: 41,918
Lake Roosevelt - 39,090 (hatchery)483
Lake Roosevelt - 2,828 (wild)483
CPUE (FWIN)
2016: 0.25 (38 fish)483
Not Listed Status & Trends
Redband Trout       Subbasin Plan Objective :
None
Fish Collected
2014: 1,236 fish (Big Sheep Creek)280
2013: 502 fish (North Fork Deadman Creek tributaries)281
Not Listed No Data

Pend Oreille Subbasin

 
Species ESU MPG Population Biological Objective (s) Biological Status Federal Status Data / Charts
Bull Trout Lake Pend Oreille (Within the Clark Fork Recovery Unit—Lower Clark Fork Subunit), Priest Lakes (Within the Clark Fork Recovery Unit— Priest Subunit), Pend Oreille River downstream from Albeni Falls including all tributaries to the Canadian border (Within the Northeast Washington Recovery Unit)       Draft Recovery Plan Criteria :
Lake Pend Oreille
2,500 adults among at least 6 local populations with greater than 100 adults (USFWS 2003 Ch 3)

Priest Lakes
1,000 adults among at least 5 local populations with greater than 100 adults (USFWS 2003 Ch 3)

Pend Oreille River
1,575-2,625 adults (Indian Creek 50-100, Slate Creek 25-75, Mill Creek 50-150, Cedar Creek 150-250, Ruby Creek 100-200), Tacoma Creek 150-350, Calispell Creek 50-100, Sulliva Creek 600-850, and Le Clerc Creek 400-550) (USFWS 2003 Ch 23)327

Redd Counts
2015: 530 redds
Lightning Creek - 11 redd501
East Fork Lightning Creek - 17 redds501
Savage Creek - 5 redds 501
Char Creek - 0 redds501
Porcupine Creek - 0 redds501
Wellington Creek - 8 redds501
Rattle Creek - 5 redds501
Johnson Creek - 5 redds501
Morris Creek - 0 redds501
Strong Creek - 0 redds501
Trestle Creek - 117 redds501
Pack River - 14 redds501
Grouse Creek - 48 redds501
Granite Creek - 68 redds501
Sullivan Springs Creek - 0 redds501
North Gold Creek - 41 redds501
South Gold Creek - 69 redds501
West Gold Creek - 3 redds501
Middle Fork East River - 51 redds501
Uleda Creek - 11 redds501
Caribou Creek - 57 redds501
Threatened Status & Trends
Westslope Cutthroat       Subbasin Plan Objective :
None
No index of adult abundance in the Idaho portion of the subbasin
Over 30 populations surveyed by the Kalispel Tribe of Indians since 2002 442
Species of Concern Snapshot
Kokanee       Subbasin Plan Objective :
Lake Pend Oreille annual harvest of 750,000 of which 375,000 are hatchery-produced fish.(IPOC 2004)

Adult population size of 3.75 million (IDFG 2001)

Abundance (age 1-4)
2015: 6,180,000 fish (age1-4) 480
Not Listed Status & Trends
Mountain Whitefish       Subbasin Plan Objective :
None
Few studies exist that describe abundance. Between 1999-2001, 1,963-26,613 fish (greater than 200 mm) existed in the Lower Clark Fork River below Cabinet Gorge Dam to the inlet of Foster side-channel a href="res_datasources.cfm?mnu=res&DSID=442#442">442 Not Listed No Data

Sanpoil Subbasin

 
Species ESU MPG Population Biological Objective (s) Biological Status Federal Status Data / Charts
Chinook       Subbasin Plan Objective :
None
Extirpated Not Listed No Data
Kokanee       Subbasin Plan Objective :
None
Migrating Spawners Collected
2017:
26 fish 481
Not Listed Status & Trends
Rainbow Trout       Subbasin Plan Objective :
Catch rate of greater than 1 fish per hour329
Migrating Spawners Collected
2017:
363 fish 481
Species of Concern Status & Trends

Spokane Subbasin

 
Species ESU MPG Population Biological Objective (s) Biological Status Federal Status Data / Charts
Chinook       Subbasin Plan Objective :
None
Extirpated Not Listed No Data
Pacific Lamprey       Subbasin Plan Objective :
None
Extirpated Not Listed No Data
Largemouth Bass       Subbasin Plan Objective :
None
Nine Mile Reservoir
Relative Abundance = 0.9% (2002) 466
CPUE = 3.0 (±3.1) fish/hour (2002) 466
Spokane Arm (Rest of Lake Roosevelt Included)
CPUE: (FWIN)
2016:
0.00 (0 fish) 483

Status & Trends
Kokanee       Subbasin Plan Objective :
None
Spokane Arm (Rest of Lake Roosevelt Included)
Harvest
2016: 10,440 fish (wild) 483
Spokane Arm (Rest of Lake Roosevelt Included)
CPUE (FWIN Survey)
2016:
0.01 (2 fish)483
Not Listed Status & Trends
Redband Trout       Subbasin Plan Objective :
None
Upper Spokane River
1,149 fish > 200 mm (2007) 468

Middle Spokane River
CPUE (eletrofishing) = 15.8 (+8.5) fish/1.85 hours, 0.1 (+0.2) (gill netting) (2007) 469

Abundance (>10 inches)
Lower Spokane River (Peaceful Valley to T.J. Meenach Bridge)
2013: 1,266 fish 276
Upper Spokane River (Washingtn-Idaho Stateline to Donkey Island)
2009: 1,368 fish277
Species of Concern Snapshot
Mountain Whitefish       Subbasin Plan Objective :
None
Middle Spokane River
CPUE (eletrofishing) = 9.8 (+6.4) fish/1.85 hours, 0.0 (gill netting) (2007)469

Free-flowing Spokane River
Relative Abundance = 11.7% (2002)470
CPUE = 30.9 (+ 12.0) fish/hour (2002)470

Nine Mile Reservoir
Relative Abundance = 0.9% (2002)470
CPUE = 2.7 (+1.6) fish/hour (electrofishing), 0.1 (+ 0.2) fish/hour (littoral gillnetting), and 0.2 (+ 0.2) fish/hour (pelagic gillnetting) (2002) 470

Spokane Arm (Rest of Lake Roosevelt Included)
CPUE: (FWIN)
2016:
< 0.01 (1 fish)483
Not Listed Status & Trends