Badger Lake

Badger Lake is one of the most popular lowland trout lakes in the region. WDFW annually stocks both Rainbow and Cutthroat Trout fry which drive the fishery.  WDFW also stocks a modest number of Kokanee each year.

When kept clean of nuisance fish species, this lake is one of the best opening day trout lakes in the state.  Badger Lake is a great family fishing destination, whether you enjoy the lake from a boat or try your luck bank fishing from the WDFW access area.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good
Bank access is limited to the WDFW owned public access. however there is ample room and great opportunity to catch trout from this public access site

WDFW water access areas on this lake

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Spokane
Acreage: 217.30 ac.
Elevation: 2178 ft.
Center: 47.350827, -117.628971
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Fishing prospects calendar

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

Photos

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WDFW