Desert Lake Chain

The Desert Lake Chain is located within WDFW's Columbia Basin Wildlife Area and comprises Harris, Sedge, Tern, and Dune Lakes.  Combined surface acreage of all four lakes is 64 with Harris Lake being the largest at 40.  These lakes were rehabilitated in 2010 to remove pumpkinseed sunfish and restore the Rainbow Trout fishery.  These lakes require a 2.5 mile hike to access them.  Camping at or near the lakes is an option for anglers.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Special fishing restrictions:

Shoreline access: Good - Most of the shoreline is fishable, however, fishing is better from a float tube or pontoon boat.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Grant
Acreage: 29.30 ac.
Elevation: 1114 ft.
Center: 47.009833, -119.485882
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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