Carls Lake

About two miles as the crow flies southwest of Tiger, at 3,150 feet elevation in Kaniksu National Forest. Fourth Saturday in April through October 31 open season.  This lake was also formerly called Browns Lake, and is still identified as such on some maps.Rainbow trout fry and catchable plants at this rich lake produce yearlings nine to 11 inches and carryovers up to 14 inches. Winterkill conditions can limit the success of this fishery.

Access can be rough (which contributes to the good fishing!), since it is four miles from the community of Tiger on the Tiger-Colville Road, and south on an unimproved road.

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Lake Information

Pend Oreille County
Lake Acreage: 8.0
Elevation: 3,129 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

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