Ferry Lake

Open year-round, Ferry Lake is located nine miles south of Republic, west of Highway SR-21at 3329 feet elevation in Colville National Forest. Ferry Lake is accessed via Forest Road 53/Scatter Creek Road.  Annual plants of fry and catchable-size Rainbow Trout keep this lake a useable fishery, despite frequent winterkills.

A U.S. Forest Service campground is available.

To protect breeding common loons, it is unlawful to use lead weights or lead jigs that measure 1.5 inches or less along the longest axis.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Shoreline access is good around Forest Service campground.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Ferry
Acreage: 20.00 ac.
Elevation: 3344 ft.
Center: 48.522063, -118.813084
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: FERRY LK (FERR)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Apr 9, 2024 Rainbow 718 2.5 SPOKANE HATCHERY
Apr 9, 2024 Rainbow 1,782 2.5 SPOKANE HATCHERY
May 4, 2023 Rainbow 2,587 2.5 SPOKANE HATCHERY
May 12, 2022 Rainbow 1,073 2.5 SPOKANE HATCHERY
May 1, 2020 Rainbow 920 1.6 SPOKANE HATCHERY
May 10, 2018 Rainbow 2,539 2.5 SPOKANE HATCHERY
May 3, 2017 Rainbow 1,106 2.5 SPOKANE HATCHERY
Apr 20, 2016 Rainbow 2,552 2.7 SPOKANE HATCHERY
Apr 16, 2015 Rainbow 2,503 2.5 SPOKANE HATCHERY
Apr 23, 2014 Rainbow 2,500 2.5 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