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Browns Lake

About eight and a half miles northeast of Cusick, in Kaniksu National Forest. Fourth Saturday in April through October 31 open season. Fly-fishing only, all motors are prohibited.

NOTE: Browns Creek, which previously was on the same open season as the lake, is now on a standard stream season (the first Saturday in June through October 31), and is also fly-fishing only. Spring and fall provide the best action for fry-planed cutthroat trout running about eight to nine inches, with winter carry-over at 10 inches or better. Check the current regulations pamphlet for catch and size limits.

To find this high-elevation lake (3,450 feet), cross the Pend Oreille River at Usk, head north for five miles on LeClerc Creek Road, then northeast on Browns Creek Road, FR-1921 and FR-128 to the south shore of the lake. There you'll find a USFS campground and boat launch.

See Washington State Parks website for ADA accessibility  information.


Fishing Prospects Calendar

 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rainbow troutNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityExcellent fishing - 2nd half of monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - 1st half of monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
Rainbow x CutthroatNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityExcellent fishing - 2nd half of monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
Westslope cutthroatNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityGood fishing - 2nd half of monthGood fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent 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

Lake Information

Pend Oreille County
Lake Acreage: 87.3
Elevation: 3,415 feet
Eastside Washington

Lake Management Type
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

Special Fishing Restrictions

  • Fly Fishing Only for this lake

Access Sites / Boat Ramps on this Lake

No site or ramp information available.

Fish Plants & Stocking Reports