Frater Lake

Located about 6½ miles southwest of Ione on the north side of Highway SR-20 in the Colville National, 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.

Rafts, catarafts, and car-toppers can be launched from a primitive boat slide-in on the southeast corner of the lake.

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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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: FRATER LK (PEND)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Apr 13, 2023 Rainbow 1,501 2.5 SPOKANE HATCHERY
Apr 22, 2022 Rainbow 1,502 2.5 SPOKANE HATCHERY
Apr 30, 2020 Rainbow 1,500 3 SPOKANE HATCHERY
Apr 27, 2018 Rainbow 1,000 2.5 SPOKANE HATCHERY
Apr 21, 2017 Rainbow 1,001 2.44 SPOKANE HATCHERY
Apr 20, 2016 Rainbow 1,000 2.7 SPOKANE HATCHERY
Apr 20, 2015 Rainbow 1,000 2.5 SPOKANE HATCHERY
Apr 21, 2014 Rainbow 1,003 2.4 SPOKANE HATCHERY
Apr 23, 2013 Rainbow 700 2.5 SPOKANE HATCHERY
Apr 22, 2009 Cutthroat 502 2.6 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

Westslope cutthroat trout

See chart for details.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year