Fishtrap Lake

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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.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Lincoln
Acreage: 190.90 ac.
Elevation: 1978 ft.
Center: 47.343211, -117.831831
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: FISHTRAP LK (LINC/SPOK)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Feb 24, 2020 Rainbow 2,457 2.7 SPOKANE HATCHERY
Feb 24, 2020 Rainbow 574 2.8 SPOKANE HATCHERY
Feb 24, 2020 Rainbow 2,714 2.7 SPOKANE HATCHERY
Feb 20, 2020 Rainbow 500 0.33 SPOKANE HATCHERY
Apr 4, 2019 Rainbow 400 0.33 SPOKANE HATCHERY
May 10, 2018 Rainbow 2,003 2.5 SPOKANE HATCHERY
Apr 4, 2018 Rainbow 3,004 2.5 SPOKANE HATCHERY
Mar 20, 2018 Rainbow 400 0.3 SPOKANE HATCHERY
Mar 13, 2018 Rainbow 5,239 2.5 SPOKANE HATCHERY
Mar 13, 2018 Rainbow 6,758 2.55 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


Fishtrap Lake
Photo by WDFW