Clear Lake (Spokane County)

2020 Trout Derby

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Fishing season opens on the fourth Saturday in April and goes through October 31. Spring plants of yearling rainbow, broodstock rainbows, and brown trout should provide good action. Good largemouth bass and black crappie fisheries are available here as well.  The month of October can provide some great brown trout fishing as these fish move in-shore and forage heavily in preparation for their fall spawn timing.

An annual "Kid's Fishing" derby, held the first Saturday in May, introduces youth ages 5 to 14 to sport fishing. See the youth fishing events page for more details.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good
Shoreline fishing access available at the WDFW access and other areas of the lake.

WDFW water access areas on this lake

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Spokane
Acreage: 315.90 ac.
Elevation: 2344 ft.
Center: 47.527339, -117.694776
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Fishing prospects calendar

Largemouth bass
  • January: No Opportunity
  • February: No Opportunity
  • March: No Opportunity
  • April: Poor fishing - Second half of month
  • May: Good fishing - Second half of month
  • June: Good fishing - First half of month
  • July: Fair fishing - All month
  • August: Fair fishing - All month
  • September: Good fishing - All month
  • October: Poor fishing - Second half of month
  • November: No Opportunity
  • December: No Opportunity
Pumpkinseed Sunfish
  • January: No Opportunity
  • February: No Opportunity
  • March: No Opportunity
  • April: Poor fishing - Second half of month
  • May: Good fishing - Second half of month
  • June: Good fishing - All month
  • July: Fair fishing - All month
  • August: Fair fishing - All month
  • September: Good fishing - All month
  • October: Poor fishing - Second half of month
  • 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: Good fishing - First half of month
  • July: Fair fishing - All month
  • August: Fair fishing - All month
  • September: Fair fishing - All month
  • October: Fair fishing - All month
  • November: No Opportunity
  • December: No Opportunity
Smallmouth bass
  • January: No Opportunity
  • February: No Opportunity
  • March: No Opportunity
  • April: Poor fishing - Second half of month
  • May: Fair fishing - All month
  • June: Fair fishing - All month
  • July: Fair fishing - All month
  • August: Fair fishing - All month
  • September: Fair fishing - First half of month
  • October: Poor fishing - All month
  • November: No Opportunity
  • December: No Opportunity
Brown trout
  • January: No Opportunity
  • February: No Opportunity
  • March: No Opportunity
  • April: Good fishing - Second half of month
  • May: Good fishing - All month
  • June: Good fishing - First half of month
  • July: Fair fishing - All month
  • August: Poor fishing - All month
  • September: Fair fishing - Second half of month
  • October: Excellent fishing - All month
  • November: No Opportunity
  • December: No Opportunity
Black crappie
  • January: No Opportunity
  • February: No Opportunity
  • March: No Opportunity
  • April: Fair fishing - Second half of month
  • May: Good fishing - All month
  • June: Good fishing - First half of month
  • July: Fair fishing - All month
  • August: Fair fishing - All month
  • September: Good fishing - All month
  • October: Good fishing - First half of month
  • November: No Opportunity
  • December: No Opportunity

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