2023 Trout Derby lake
Starting soon! For more information about how the trout derby works, important dates, and prizes, visit the 2023 Trout Derby page.
Twenty-eight miles north of Spokane along the west side of U.S. Highway 395. This lake opens the 4th Saturday in April and runs through October 31st. The previous state record lake trout (30 lbs., 4 oz.) came out of here back in the 1960s. Loon is also known for its kokanee, which are now found in good numbers in the 11- to 13-inch range and have a generous catch limit. There are also Largemouth and Smallmouth bass, Brown Bullheads, Yellow Perch, Bluegill, and a few other warm water species. In addition, tiger trout have been planted annually for the past few years.
A WDFW access and two resorts provide boating access and other services. See Washington State Parks website for ADA accessibility information.
Two-pole fishing is allowed
Shoreline access: Good - Shoreline access is limited to area around boat launch. Private resorts offer some dock fishing.
Species you might catch
- Brown bullhead
- Green sunfish
- Lake trout
- Largemouth bass
- Pumpkinseed Sunfish
- Rainbow trout
- Tiger trout
- Yellow perch
Acreage: 1086.40 ac.
Elevation: 2385 ft.
Center: 48.044799, -117.622246
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Catchable fish plants
|Stock Date||Species||Number Released||Number of Fish Per Pound||Facility|
|Mar 28, 2022||Rainbow||100||0.33||SPOKANE HATCHERY|
|Mar 28, 2022||Rainbow||200||0.33||SPOKANE HATCHERY|
|Mar 17, 2021||Rainbow||136||0.33||SPOKANE HATCHERY|
|Mar 17, 2021||Rainbow||164||0.33||SPOKANE HATCHERY|
|Mar 20, 2020||Rainbow||300||0.33||SPOKANE HATCHERY|
|Apr 4, 2019||Rainbow||300||0.33||SPOKANE HATCHERY|
|Apr 2, 2018||Rainbow||300||0.28||SPOKANE HATCHERY|
|Apr 5, 2017||Rainbow||1,253||0.33||TROUT LODGE COMMERCIAL|
|Apr 20, 2016||Rainbow||4||2.7||SPOKANE HATCHERY|
|Apr 18, 2016||Rainbow||10||2.7||SPOKANE HATCHERY|