Cedar Lake

2023 Trout Derby

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One mile north of Leadpoint and just four miles inside the US-Canada border. This lake opens the 4th Saturday in April and runs through October 31st.  Fry plants of rainbow trout make this lake a good producer, with some rainbows up to 18 inches.

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

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Bad - Limited shoreline access near boat ramp.

WDFW water access areas on this lake

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Stevens
Acreage: 48.50 ac.
Elevation: 2139 ft.
Center: 48.94234, -117.593701
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: CEDAR LK (STEV)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Apr 3, 2007 Rainbow 150 0.28 SPOKANE HATCHERY
Apr 3, 2007 Rainbow 150 0.16 SPOKANE HATCHERY
May 5, 1997 Rainbow 237 0.182 SPOKANE HATCHERY
Apr 23, 1997 Rainbow 263 0.182 SPOKANE 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