This small bank fishing only lake off the Tucannon River is located within the Department of Fish and Wildlife, Wooten Wildlife Area. Access to Deer Lake is gained by driving south of Rainbow Lake and hiking along an administrative road about 0.3 miles south of a locked gate. The lake is stocked with 10-12 inch rainbow trout, plus some jumbo (14 inch plus and 1.5 lb) rainbows.
This lake is also located close to campgrounds on the Wooten Wildlife Area, U.S. Forest Service campgrounds and the KOA Campground at the Last Resort. Camp Wooten State Park, National Forest lands, and the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness are nearby.
Two-pole fishing is allowed
Shoreline access: Good - a short hike gets you to good shoreline access around most of the lake
Species you might catch
Acreage: 2.10 ac.
Elevation: 2270 ft.
Center: 46.305305, -117.652497
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Catchable fish plants
|Stock Date||Species||Number Released||Number of Fish Per Pound||Facility|
|Mar 28, 2023||Rainbow||1,008||2.4||LYONS FERRY HATCHERY|
|Mar 28, 2023||Rainbow||25||0.66||LYONS FERRY HATCHERY|
|Mar 22, 2023||Rainbow||50||0.7||TUCANNON HATCHERY|
|Mar 14, 2023||Rainbow||25||0.81||TUCANNON HATCHERY|
|Feb 21, 2023||Rainbow||1,040||2.6||LYONS FERRY HATCHERY|
|Feb 21, 2023||Rainbow||25||0.7||LYONS FERRY HATCHERY|
|May 19, 2022||Rainbow||500||2.5||TUCANNON HATCHERY|
|Apr 4, 2022||Rainbow||25||0.67||TUCANNON HATCHERY|
|Apr 4, 2022||Rainbow||510||3||TUCANNON HATCHERY|
|Mar 25, 2022||Rainbow||1,035||2.3||LYONS FERRY HATCHERY|