Mudgett Lake

Two miles south of Fruitland and about 400 yards east of Highway SR-25. This lake opens the 4th Saturday in April and runs through October 31st. This small lake is stocked with Brook Trout and Rainbow Trout annually and usually provides good opportunities on the opener.

Public access is available along Mudgett Lake road.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Shoreline access is good for much of the lake. Numerous areas along Mudgett Lake Road provide places for fishing.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Stevens
Acreage: 24.90 ac.
Elevation: 1887 ft.
Center: 48.038976, -118.219205
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: MUDGETT LK (STEV)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Apr 14, 2023 Rainbow 2,156 2.5 SPOKANE HATCHERY
Apr 5, 2022 Rainbow 1,003 2.5 SPOKANE HATCHERY
Apr 6, 2020 Rainbow 1,002 2.8 SPOKANE HATCHERY
Apr 9, 2018 Rainbow 1,200 2.7 FORD HATCHERY
Apr 25, 2016 Rainbow 432 2.7 SPOKANE HATCHERY
Apr 20, 2015 Rainbow 1,600 2 FORD 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


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