Amber Lake

This lake is located 12 miles southwest of Cheney, Washington in the scenic channeled scablands area of eastern Washington.  Amber Lake is a popular spring, summer and fall fly fishing lake.  Thousands of anglers from  statewide come to this lake to test their skills against many thousands of  beautiful rainbow and cutthroat trout ranging in size from 12 to 20 plus inches. For those that don't flyfish, this lake is regulated under selective gear rules which allows anglers to also use single point barbless hook artificial lures. 

Anglers should be aware that as of July 1, 2018, Amber Lake rules have changed.  Although the lake remains under Selective Gear Rules and No Internal Combustion Motors, anglers are allowed to harvest one trout of at least 18 inches daily from March 1 to November 30. 

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Special fishing restrictions:

  • Selective gear rules in effect

Shoreline access: Good
Limited shoreline access around the public boat launch

WDFW water access areas on this lake

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Spokane
Acreage: 91.30 ac.
Elevation: 2168 ft.
Center: 47.348761, -117.710464
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Fishing prospects calendar

Rainbow trout
  • January: No Opportunity
  • February: No Opportunity
  • March: Good fishing - All month
  • April: Excellent fishing - All month
  • May: Excellent fishing - All month
  • June: Good fishing - All month
  • July: Good fishing - All month
  • August: Fair fishing - All month
  • September: Good fishing - Second half of month
  • October: Excellent fishing - All month
  • November: Excellent fishing - First half of month
  • December: No Opportunity
Westslope cutthroat trout
  • January: No Opportunity
  • February: No Opportunity
  • March: Fair fishing - All month
  • April: Excellent fishing - All month
  • May: Excellent fishing - All month
  • June: Good fishing - All month
  • July: Good fishing - All month
  • August: Fair fishing - All month
  • September: Good fishing - Second half of month
  • October: Excellent fishing - All month
  • November: Excellent fishing - First half of month
  • December: No Opportunity

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