Situated about nine miles southeast of Othello, west of Highway SR-17, this body of water has a year-round open fishing season. Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Walleye, Bluegill sunfish, crappie, and Yellow Perch produce good action throughout the year. The lake has a large population of Lake Whitefish that largely goes unfished. This lake is popular for ice fishing when conditions allow.
The Bureau of Reclamation campground has a developed access area with boat launch, a small dock, and toilets.
Scooteney Reservoir is one of the waters on which we conduct our annual Fall Walleye Index Netting (FWIN) surveys. The FWIN methodology was developed in Ontario, Canada as a means of monitoring a wide variety of biological parameters in Walleye populations in a standardized fashion using gill nets. Our latest report can be found here. https://wdfw.wa.gov/publications/01600/
Two-pole fishing is allowed
Shoreline access: Good - Shoreline fishing areas are scattered throughout the lake.
Species you might catch
Acreage: 710.70 ac.
Elevation: 925 ft.
Center: 46.712992, -119.039345
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Catchable fish plants
|Stock Date||Species||Number Released||Number of Fish Per Pound||Facility|
|Mar 30, 2000||Channel Catfish||18||3||COLUMBIA BASIN HATCHERY|