North Skookum Lake

Located seven miles northwest of Usk in Kaniksu National Forest at 3577 feet.  Open 4th Saturday in April through October 31. Rainbow trout fry plants provide some nice catches. Carryovers run 10 to 11 inches. Eastern brook trout are numerous in this lake which has a state owned campground and resort. 

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Shoreline access is good around campground.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Pend Oreille
Acreage: 42.00 ac.
Elevation: 3581 ft.
Center: 48.406117, -117.181029
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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