Burke Lake

Burke Lake is located in WDFW's Quincy Wildlife Area near Quincy.  This lake was rehabiliated in 2012 to eradicate Brown Bullhead and Black Crappie to restore the trout fishery.  Anglers who fish Burke Lake experience excellent fishing during the first month of the season and then good fishing through the rest of the spring.  Yearling trout average a robust 12 inches and holdovers range in size from 14-20 inches.  Fishing is best from a boat, but shoreline fishing can be effective as well.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Most of the shoreline is fishable.

WDFW water access areas on this lake

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Grant
Acreage: 69.30 ac.
Elevation: 1191 ft.
Center: 47.133263, -119.915761
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: BURKE LK (GRAN)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
May 4, 2020 Rainbow 900 1.5 MESEBERG HATCHERY
Feb 27, 2020 Rainbow 2,500 2.6 COLUMBIA BASIN HATCHERY
Feb 28, 2000 Rainbow 5,001 3 COLUMBIA BASIN HATCHERY
Apr 16, 1998 Rainbow 750 0.8 TROUT LODGE COMMERCIAL

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