Scooteney Reservoir

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

Lake information

County: Franklin
Acreage: 710.70 ac.
Elevation: 925 ft.
Center: 46.712992, -119.039345
Open in Google Maps

Fishing prospects calendar

Walleye
  • February: Poor fishing - All month
  • March: Fair fishing - All month
  • April: Fair fishing - All month
  • May: Good fishing - All month
  • June: Good fishing - All month
  • July: Good fishing - All month
  • August: Fair fishing - All month
  • September: Fair fishing - All month
  • October: Fair fishing - All month
  • November: Fair fishing - All month
Yellow perch
  • March: Fair fishing - All month
  • April: Good fishing - All month
  • May: Good fishing - All month
  • June: Good fishing - All month
  • July: Fair fishing - All month
  • August: Fair fishing - All month
  • September: Fair fishing - All month
  • October: Fair fishing - All month