Marshall Lake

Located 6.5 miles northwest of Newport, across the Pend Oreille River.   This large lake is stocked annually with Westslope Cutthroat Trout, and has illegally-introduced populations of Largemouth Bass and Pumpkinseed Sunfish.  WDFW public access is available (Marshall Lake | Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife).

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Shoreline access is limited to area around boat launch.

WDFW water access areas on this lake

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Pend Oreille
Acreage: 190.30 ac.
Elevation: 2728 ft.
Center: 48.260376, -117.077882
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: MARSHALL LK (PEND)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Apr 11, 2022 Cutthroat 2,000 3 FORD HATCHERY
Apr 24, 2020 Cutthroat 2,120 2.7 FORD HATCHERY
Oct 21, 2013 Cutthroat 1,938 1 FORD HATCHERY

Fishing prospects calendar

Westslope cutthroat trout

See chart for details.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year

Largemouth bass

Fishing improves throughout the spring as waters warm and fish move onshore, peaking during the spawn. Summer is a slight lull though dawn/dusk hours can be very good. Catch improves in Fall as waters cool, vegetation begins to die back, and prey becomes more available. Winter is the hardest time because fish are offshore and slow moving.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year

Pumpkinseed Sunfish

Pumpkinseed Sunfish are ubiquitous in most lowland lakes and readily caught year-round. Fishing is best in the spring and summer, peaking during the spawn in June. Fish move offshore into deeper waters through the fall as water temperatures cool making it more difficult to target them. Winter is the most difficult season to catch Pumpkinseed, but persistent anglers can find nice-sized schools offshore.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year


Marshall Lake
Photo by WDFW