Deep Lake (Stevens County)

Nine miles southeast of Northport and almost three miles up Deep Lake Boundary Road from Spirit Junction. This lake opens the 4th Saturday in April and runs through October 31st. Annual plants of Rainbow Trout and Kokanee can produce nice catches, with naturalized populations of Eastern Brook Trout and Westslope Cutthroat Trout available in limited numbers.

Public access is available.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Shoreline access is limited to area around boat launch.

WDFW water access areas on this lake

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Stevens
Acreage: 191.70 ac.
Elevation: 2029 ft.
Center: 48.862569, -117.603278
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: DEEP LK (STEV)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Apr 28, 2020 Rainbow 1,230 2.4 COLVILLE HATCHERY
Apr 28, 2020 Rainbow 1,770 1.8 COLVILLE HATCHERY
Apr 9, 2020 Rainbow 1,000 2.75 COLVILLE HATCHERY
Apr 9, 2020 Rainbow 2,000 2.43 COLVILLE HATCHERY
Apr 19, 2017 Rainbow 1,000 1.2 COLVILLE HATCHERY
Apr 19, 2017 Rainbow 1,000 1.2 TROUT LODGE COMMERCIAL
Oct 17, 2013 Rainbow 1,800 2.5 LYONS FERRY HATCHERY
Apr 23, 2013 Kokanee 3,486 2.1 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

Westslope cutthroat trout

See chart for details.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year


The Kokanee fishery typically lasts from April-October before the adults leave the lake to spawn in tributaries starting in late-October and early-November. Fishing is best in the spring before they move into deeper water to avoid warming water temperatures, but they can be targeted throughout the summer in deeper offshore areas near the thermocline. There may be a slight uptick in some waters in the fall as adults return to shallower water and move near shore towards spawning tributaries.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year