North Teal Lake

North Teal Lake is located within the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge (CNWR) south of Potholes Reservoir.   WDFW fishing regulations and licenses apply to all lakes within this federal refuge.  Vehicle or walk-in access to these lakes is managed by the USFWS.  WDFW recommends that anglers review access and other regulations on the CNWR website

North Teal Lake was rehabilitated in 2010 to eradicate nuisance fish species and restore the trout fishery.  Since the rehabilitation, fishing at North Teal Lake has mostly been good for Rainbow Trout ranging in size from 12-20 inches.  This lake is best fished from a boat, but shoreline fishing can also be effective.


Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Most of the shoreline is fishable.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Grant
Acreage: 21.70 ac.
Elevation: 958 ft.
Center: 46.919253, -119.201225
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: TEAL LK N (GRAN)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Apr 20, 2007 Rainbow 1,784 2.9 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