Deer Springs Lake

Historically, this lake was managed as a mixed-species water containing both warmwater species as well as stocked rainbow and brown trout.  Although the lake still contains decent numbers of largemouth bass and panfish which extends the fishing opportunity throughout most of the season, trout stocking has been intermittent due to changing water conditions.  Water levels allowed trout stocking to resume in 2017 and 2018.

If you're looking for a destination off the beaten path to wet a line, consider checking this lake out. Rough campsites are available on the north end. The access area is privately owned but open to the public through a verbal agreement with the landowner.  Please respect the landowners rights and leave this area cleaner than when you arrived.  In recent years, water levels have dropped significantly which can make launching boats on trailers impossible. Although current water levels allow launching, surface water runoff eroded the launch area making the launch dangerous and unusable. Boaters may still be able to launch small craft by hand, but WDFW urges boaters to use extreme caution when launching.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good
Limited shoreline access is available on the north end and near the access area. Access area is privately owned; please respect the area and leave it clean.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Lincoln
Acreage: 61.60 ac.
Elevation: 1742 ft.
Center: 47.473034, -118.617065
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Fishing prospects calendar

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

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