2021 Trout Derby lake
Starting soon! For more information about how the trout derby works, important dates, and prizes, visit the 2021 Trout Derby page.
Fishtrap Lake was rehabilitated in the fall of 2017 due to an infestation of undesirable fish species. This restored Rainbow Trout fishery is fishing well, and will continue to perform well as WDFW stocks the lake with trout fry, and carry-overs enhance the trout size structure.
Two-pole fishing is allowed
Shoreline access: Good - There is limited shoreline fishing at the WDFW access area. Anglers typically fish this lake either from a boat or from the docks of Fishtrap Lake Resort.WDFW water access areas on this lake
Species you might catch
Acreage: 190.90 ac.
Elevation: 1978 ft.
Center: 47.343211, -117.831831
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Fishing prospects calendar
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.