Leadbetter Lake

Also called Loon Lake and Ledbetter Lake.  In Colville National Forest, about four miles north of Metaline Falls at 2628 feet elevation. Fourth Saturday in April through October 31 open season. Rainbow trout fry plants provide the action here.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Shoreline access is limited.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Pend Oreille
Acreage: 22.80 ac.
Elevation: 2532 ft.
Center: 48.917498, -117.355362
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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