Canal Lake

Canal Lake is located south of Potholes Reservoir in a large cluster of lakes known as the Seep Lakes Area.  This lake was rehabilitated in 2010 to eradicate nuisance fish and restore the trout fishery.  Since the rehabilitation angler catch rates have been good.  Canal Lake is best fished from a boat.  However, there are a few good places to fish from shore.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Only a few good areas to fish from shore.

WDFW water access areas on this lake

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Grant
Acreage: 68.60 ac.
Elevation: 988 ft.
Center: 46.92596, -119.183532
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: CANAL LK (GRAN)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Apr 2, 2021 Rainbow 2,000 2.5 COLUMBIA BASIN HATCHERY
May 5, 2014 Rainbow 200 0.67 TROUT LODGE COMMERCIAL
May 23, 2012 Rainbow 500 0.7 TROUT LODGE COMMERCIAL
Apr 28, 2011 Rainbow 1,262 2.8 COLUMBIA BASIN HATCHERY
Apr 13, 2011 Rainbow 1,100 3 COLUMBIA BASIN HATCHERY
Apr 3, 2011 Rainbow 700 0.67 TROUT LODGE COMMERCIAL
Mar 29, 2011 Rainbow 3,250 2.6 COLUMBIA BASIN HATCHERY
Mar 17, 2011 Rainbow 3,400 3 COLUMBIA BASIN HATCHERY
Mar 16, 2011 Rainbow 6,177 3 COLUMBIA BASIN HATCHERY
May 8, 2001 Rainbow 1,749 2.9 COLUMBIA BASIN HATCHERY

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