Four miles northeast of Orient in Colville National Forest. This is a year-round open season lake that has Largemouth Bass, Black Crappie, Bullhead Catfish, Green Sunfish, Kokanee, Rainbow Trout, and Westslope Cutthroat Trout are available.
The Forest Service campground has a boat launch.
See Washington State Parks website for ADA accessibility information.
To protect breeding common loons, it is unlawful to use lead weights or lead jigs that measure 1.5 inches or less along the longest axis.
Two-pole fishing is allowed
Good for ice fishing
Shoreline access: Good - Shoreline access is good around Forest Service campground.
Species you might catch
- Black crappie
- Brown bullhead
- Green sunfish
- Largemouth bass
- Rainbow trout
- Westslope cutthroat trout
Acreage: 85.80 ac.
Elevation: 2009 ft.
Center: 48.900554, -118.138693
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Fishing prospects calendar
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.
See chart for details.
The Kokanee fishery typically lasts from April-October before the adults leave the lake to spawn in tributaries starting in late-October and early-November. Fishing is best in the spring before they move into deeper water to avoid warming water temperatures, but they can be targeted throughout the summer in deeper offshore areas near the thermocline. There may be a slight uptick in some waters in the fall as adults return to shallower water and move near shore towards spawning tributaries.
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.
Fishing improves throughout the Spring, peaking during the spawn. Summer is a slight lull, while Fall sees an improvement as waters cool, vegetation dies back, and prey becomes more available. During winter, the bite is slower, but anglers can have great success fishing through the ice when conditions are safe.
Fishing improves throughout the spring, peaking before the spawning period in May and June. Fishing may pick up in early Fall, followed by a decrease in action as waters cool. Winter is a difficult time to target this species.