Sacheen Lake

Eleven miles southwest of Newport along Highway SR-211, Sacheen Lake is open year-round. The lake is planted annually with Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, and tiger trout.

Sacheen has public access on the northeast shore (Sacheen 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: 310.30 ac.
Elevation: 2238 ft.
Center: 48.154455, -117.314198
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: SACHEEN LK (PEND)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Nov 14, 2023 Eastern Brook Trout 200 1.2 FORD HATCHERY
Oct 31, 2022 Eastern Brook Trout 215 0.87 FORD HATCHERY
Nov 9, 2021 Eastern Brook Trout 200 1 FORD HATCHERY
Apr 16, 2018 Rainbow 3,500 3 FORD HATCHERY
Nov 30, 2017 Eastern Brook Trout 300 1 FORD HATCHERY
Jun 21, 2017 Rainbow 1,500 2.8 FORD HATCHERY
Nov 29, 2016 Eastern Brook Trout 300 1 FORD HATCHERY
Mar 24, 2016 Rainbow 800 0.67 COLVILLE HATCHERY
Mar 23, 2015 Rainbow 2,000 0.74 COLVILLE HATCHERY
Oct 8, 2014 Rainbow 1,000 1.5 COLVILLE 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

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

Yellow perch

Yellow Perch can be caught year-round. Fishing is best in the summer after they finish spawning in April-May. Fish can be readily angled through the summer from both the shore and boat. Catch begins to decline in the fall as water temperatures cool and fish move offshore forcing anglers to pursue them in boats. Successful fishing for Yellow Perch in the winter involves either targeting schools in deep water from boats or through the ice.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year

Brown bullhead

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.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year