Lake Spokane (Long Lake ) This Spokane River reservoir was created due to the construction of Long Lake Dam. This lake provides good fishing for warmwater fish, such as yellow perch, largemouth and smallmouth bass, and black crappie, and a limited fishery for trout. Coming by 2014 Avista Corporation, in cooperation with WDFW, will be stocking 155,000 triploid rainbow trout annually into this water as mitigaiton for hydropower impacts on the Spokane River. Anglers should start to see the trout fishery in this reservoir develop and improve when this program is instituted.
Lake Spokane has several resorts/campgrounds, like at Riverside State Park, plus a DNR campground and boat launch off State Highway 291. Access to this lake during winter is limited due to low water conditions which leave many of the lake's boat launches inaccessible.
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