Black Lake

Twelve miles east of Colville up Gap Creek Road at 3700 feet elevation. This lake opens the 4th Saturday in April and runs through October 31. Tiger trout (a Brook Trout x Brown Trout hybrid - first planted in fall of 2002) are planted annually and continue to provide an interesting fishery in this lake.  Rainbow Trout are also occasionally stocked to provide additional variety and opportunity.

WDFW public access is available (Black Lake | Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife).

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Shoreline access is limited to area around boat launch.

WDFW water access areas on this lake

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Stevens
Acreage: 69.10 ac.
Elevation: 3690 ft.
Center: 48.561744, -117.626181
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Fishing prospects calendar

Rainbow trout

Fishing success for Rainbow Trout is generally best in the spring when thousands of fish are stocked statewide, but they can be caught year-round in most waters with a little patience and persistence. Success remains high into June and gradually declines as water temperatures increase and fish move offshore to stay cool. Fish that escaped the spring harvest return to the nearshore areas in the fall as waters cool off. Some waters may also be stocked again in the fall further boosting catch rates.
Chart showing fishing prospects throughout the calendar year