Frater Lake

Located about 6½ miles southwest of Ione on the north side of Highway SR-20 in the Colville National Forest (Elevation = 3200 feet), Frater Lake is open from the fourth Saturday in April through October 31. Westslope Cutthroat Trout fry and catchable Rainbow Trout are planted annually and fishing can be good. Northernmost of the Little Pend Oreille chain of lakes, it's the only lake in the chain without a perennial surface-water link to the others.

There is no boat launch, but car-toppers can be launched from shore.

See Washington State Parks website for ADA accessibility  information.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good
Some shoreline access around lake.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Pend Oreille
Acreage: 13.60 ac.
Elevation: 3209 ft.
Center: 48.65574, -117.483704
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Fishing prospects calendar

Westslope cutthroat trout
  • April: Good fishing - Second half of month
  • May: Good fishing - All month
  • June: Good fishing - All month
  • July: Good fishing - All month
  • August: Good fishing - All month
  • September: Good fishing - All month
  • October: Good fishing - All month
Rainbow trout
  • April: Excellent fishing - Second half of month
  • May: Excellent fishing - All month
  • June: Excellent fishing - All month
  • July: Excellent fishing - All month
  • August: Good fishing - All month
  • September: Good fishing - All month
  • October: Excellent fishing - All month

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