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Deer Lake
Photo of Deer Lake

Fourteen miles southeast of Chewelah, a couple miles east of Highway US-395. With a March 1 opener, Deer Lake's wide variety of species includes largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, perch, rainbow trout, and lake trout. Cooperative net-pen projects also provide catchable rainbows. No more than two trout over 30 inches may be retained as part of the 5-trout daily limit.

A WDFW access provides boat launching, while a private resort offers boat launching, camping, and other amenities.


Fishing Prospects Calendar

 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Black crappieNo OpportunityNo OpportunityPoor fishing - All monthGood fishing - 2nd half of monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
Brook troutNo OpportunityNo OpportunityFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
Brown bullheadNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityGood fishing - 1st half of monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - 2nd half of monthNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
Lake troutNo OpportunityNo OpportunityGood fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
Largemouth bassNo OpportunityNo OpportunityPoor fishing - All monthFair fishing - 2nd half of monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - 2nd half of monthGood fishing - All monthNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
Rainbow troutNo OpportunityNo OpportunityFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthGood fishing - 1st half of monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
Smallmouth bassNo OpportunityNo OpportunityPoor fishing - All monthFair fishing - 2nd half of monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthGood fishing - 1st half of monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
Yellow bullheadNo OpportunityNo OpportunityPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
Yellow perchNo OpportunityNo OpportunityPoor fishing - All monthGood fishing - 2nd half of monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
LEGEND
Fishing Expectation

Excellent

Excellent Good Good Fair Fair Poor Poor
Type of Opportunity Full Month Full month 1st half of month only 1st half only 2nd half of month only 2nd half only No opportunity No opportunity

Species you might catch

Green sunfish
Kokanee
Pumpkinseed

Lake Information

Stevens County
Lake Acreage: 1,146.4
Elevation: 2,482 feet
Eastside Washington

Lake Management Type
Mixed species - Trout emphasis

Sport Fishing Regulations & Seasons

Emergency Rule Updates
Fishing closures and openings happen constantly throughout the year. The E-Rules keep you up-to-date.


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Two-Pole Fishing Allowed

Access Sites / Boat Ramps on this Lake

WDFW Water Access Sites

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Fish Plants & Stocking Reports