Lenice Lake

Lenice Lake is located north of Mattawa.  This lake is very productive, grows large trout, and is very popular with fly fishers.  Lenice Lake on average has been one of the better quality waters in District 5 (Grant and Adams Counties).  During certain times of the year Lenice Lake can have very high angler effort.  Several fly fishing clubs from across the State hold annual outings at Lenice Lake.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Special fishing restrictions:

Shoreline access: Good - Very few areas of the shoreline to effectively fish.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Grant
Acreage: 92.60 ac.
Elevation: 542 ft.
Center: 46.84088, -119.834982
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: LENICE LK (GRAN)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Mar 23, 2023 Rainbow 2,363 2.83 COLUMBIA BASIN HATCHERY
Mar 23, 2022 Rainbow 2,317 2.5 COLUMBIA BASIN HATCHERY
Mar 25, 2021 Rainbow 2,337 2.5 COLUMBIA BASIN HATCHERY
Mar 19, 2020 Rainbow 2,250 2.5 COLUMBIA BASIN HATCHERY
Apr 17, 2019 Rainbow 2,260 2.5 COLUMBIA BASIN HATCHERY
Apr 17, 2018 Rainbow 2,275 2.5 COLUMBIA BASIN HATCHERY
Apr 17, 2017 Rainbow 2,314 2.5 COLUMBIA BASIN HATCHERY
Mar 16, 2016 Rainbow 2,775 2.5 COLUMBIA BASIN HATCHERY
Mar 20, 2015 Rainbow 2,255 2.5 COLUMBIA BASIN HATCHERY
Mar 20, 2014 Rainbow 2,256 2.5 COLUMBIA BASIN 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