Halfmoon Lake

This small alpine lake is in the Kaniksu National Forest, 7½ miles northeast of Usk at 3250 feet elevation. Open year-round, Halfmoon Lake is planted with Westslope Cutthroat Trout fry.  Eastern Brook Trout are also present.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good
Shoreline access is good along the road.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Pend Oreille
Acreage: 12.60 ac.
Elevation: 3274 ft.
Center: 48.410696, -117.216789
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Fishing prospects calendar

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