Hatch Lake

Located about five miles southeast of Colville and open for fishing from the Friday after Thanksgiving through March 31. Hatch Lake can offer excellent Rainbow Trout fishing. 

The WDFW access area provides a gravel boat ramp and toilet (Hatch Lake | Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife).

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Good for ice fishing

Shoreline access: Good - Walk-in access is good when there is sufficient ice cover on lake. Because this is a winter-only fishery, ice-cover is present in most years throughout the fishing season.

WDFW water access areas on this lake

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Stevens
Acreage: 34.70 ac.
Elevation: 2145 ft.
Center: 48.498159, -117.807077
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: HATCH LK (STEV)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Oct 18, 2023 Rainbow 130 1 FORD HATCHERY
May 10, 2023 Rainbow 1,504 2.5 SPOKANE HATCHERY
Sep 21, 2021 Rainbow 200 1.9 FORD HATCHERY
Nov 4, 2015 Rainbow 465 3 COLVILLE 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


Hatch Lake
Photo by WDFW