Spring Lake

Along the Tucannon Road south of Marengo, this small bank fishing only lake off the Tucannon River is located within the Wooten Wildlife Area.  This lake is well stocked with 10-12 inch Rainbow Trout, plus some jumbo (14 inch plus) rainbows. 

This lake is also located close to campgrounds in the Department of Fish and Wildlife, Wooten Wildlife Area, in U.S. Forest Service Campgrounds and the KOA Campground at the Last Resort.   Camp Wooten State Park, National Forest and the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness are nearby.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - This lake has easy shoreline access around about 1/3 of the lake, plus some additional access that is harder to get to.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Columbia
Acreage: 4.40 ac.
Elevation: 2101 ft.
Center: 46.332981, -117.678114
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: SPRING LK (COLU)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Jun 7, 2023 Rainbow 2,550 2.5 TUCANNON HATCHERY
May 18, 2023 Rainbow 2,550 2.5 TUCANNON HATCHERY
Apr 17, 2023 Rainbow 75 0.67 TUCANNON HATCHERY
Apr 12, 2023 Rainbow 3,000 2.5 TUCANNON HATCHERY
Apr 4, 2023 Rainbow 50 0.69 TUCANNON HATCHERY
Apr 4, 2023 Rainbow 38 0.69 TUCANNON HATCHERY
Apr 4, 2023 Rainbow 37 0.68 TUCANNON HATCHERY
Mar 27, 2023 Rainbow 996 2.4 LYONS FERRY HATCHERY
Mar 27, 2023 Rainbow 50 0.66 LYONS FERRY HATCHERY
Mar 21, 2023 Rainbow 50 0.7 TUCANNON 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

Smallmouth 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