Lake Spokane

Lake Spokane (Long Lake ) This Spokane River reservoir was created due to the construction of Long Lake Dam.  This lake provides good fishing for warmwater fish, such as Yellow Perch, Largemouth and Smallmouth bass, and Black Crappie.  Anglers should also expect decent fishing for Rainbow Trout, with 155,000 catchable size triploid Rainbow Trout stocked annually in the reservoir as part of a 10-year agreement between Avista Corporation and WDFW.  These annual rainbow plants are mitigation for hydropower impacts on the Spokane River.  All of the stocked triploid Rainbows are marked with a clipped adipose fin for ease of monitoring harvest through creel surveys.

Lake Spokane has several resorts/campgrounds, like at Riverside State Park, plus the old DNR campground and boat launch (currently operated by Riverside State Park) off State Highway 291.  Access to this lake during winter is limited due to low water conditions which leave many of the lake's boat launches inaccessible.   

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good
Most anglers fish this water by boat. Limited shoreline access is availble near the public boat launches at the Nine Mile Recreation Area and DNR campground. Pay access is available at the private resorts.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Stevens
Acreage: 4747.90 ac.
Elevation: 1538 ft.
Center: 47.831469, -117.762552
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Fishing prospects calendar

Yellow perch
  • January: Poor fishing - All month
  • February: Poor fishing - All month
  • March: Fair fishing - Second half of month
  • April: Good fishing - All month
  • May: Excellent fishing - All month
  • June: Excellent fishing - First half of month
  • July: Good fishing - All month
  • August: Fair fishing - All month
  • September: Good fishing - All month
  • October: Good fishing - First half of month
  • November: Poor fishing - All month
  • December: Poor fishing - All month
Walleye
  • January: Poor fishing - All month
  • February: Fair fishing - Second half of month
  • March: Good fishing - All month
  • April: Excellent fishing - All 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: Good fishing - All month
  • November: Good fishing - First half of month
  • December: Poor fishing - All month
Black crappie
  • January: Poor fishing - All month
  • February: Poor fishing - All month
  • March: Poor fishing - All month
  • April: Fair fishing - All month
  • May: Good fishing - All month
  • June: Good fishing - All month
  • July: Fair fishing - All month
  • August: Fair fishing - All month
  • September: Good fishing - Second half of month
  • October: Good fishing - First half of month
  • November: Poor fishing - Second half of month
  • December: Poor fishing - All month
Smallmouth bass
  • January: Poor fishing - All month
  • February: Poor fishing - All month
  • March: Fair fishing - Second half of month
  • April: Fair fishing - All month
  • May: Excellent fishing - All month
  • June: Excellent fishing - All month
  • July: Good fishing - All month
  • August: Fair fishing - All month
  • September: Good fishing - All month
  • October: Good fishing - First half of month
  • November: Poor fishing - All month
  • December: Poor fishing - All month
Rainbow trout
  • January: Poor fishing - All month
  • February: Poor fishing - All month
  • March: Fair fishing - Second half of month
  • April: Good fishing - All month
  • May: Good fishing - All month
  • June: Good fishing - All month
  • July: Good fishing - First half of month
  • August: Fair fishing - All month
  • September: Good fishing - All month
  • October: Good fishing - All month
  • November: Fair fishing - First half of month
  • December: Poor fishing - All month
Pumpkinseed Sunfish
  • January: Poor fishing - All month
  • February: Poor fishing - All month
  • March: Fair fishing - Second half of month
  • April: Fair fishing - All month
  • May: Good fishing - All month
  • June: Good fishing - All month
  • July: Good fishing - First half of month
  • August: Fair fishing - All month
  • September: Good fishing - Second half of month
  • October: Fair fishing - First half of month
  • November: Poor fishing - All month
  • December: Poor fishing - All month
Largemouth bass
  • January: Poor fishing - All month
  • February: Poor fishing - All month
  • March: Poor fishing - All month
  • April: Fair 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: Good fishing - All month
  • October: Good fishing - First half of month
  • November: Poor fishing - All month
  • December: Poor fishing - All month
Common carp
  • January: Poor fishing - All month
  • February: Poor fishing - All month
  • March: Fair fishing - All month
  • April: Fair fishing - First half of month
  • May: Good fishing - All month
  • June: Good fishing - All month
  • July: Fair fishing - All month
  • August: Fair fishing - All month
  • September: Fair fishing - All month
  • October: Poor fishing - All month
  • November: Poor fishing - All month
  • December: Poor fishing - All month

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