South Skookum Lake

Located six miles northwest of Usk in the Kaniksu National Forest. South Skookum is at 3529 feet in elevation and open year-round. Rainbow Trout fry plants provide some nice catches. Carryovers run 10 to 11 inches.

This lake has a Forest Service campground and boat ramp. 

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

Shoreline access: Good - Shoreline access is good around Forest Service campground.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Pend Oreille
Acreage: 28.90 ac.
Elevation: 3533 ft.
Center: 48.392631, -117.181498
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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