Crawfish Lake

Located twelve (12) miles east of Riverside on Tunk Creek Road. The southern half of the lake is on Colville reservation so boundary waters apply; Washington state license required when fishing from a boat, a tribal permit required when fishing from shore on tribal lands.  Rainbow trout 10-12 inches, along with eastern brook trout in the 10 inch range.  There is a USFS campground with boat launch located at the lake.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Shore access restricted to area around USFS campground

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Okanogan
Acreage: 79.90 ac.
Elevation: 4485 ft.
Center: 48.481654, -119.215954
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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

Fish stocking info

Rainbow trout
Year Quantity
12000
5002
7528
Brook trout
Year Quantity
5000
2500