Yokum Lake

Six miles north of Ruby, across the Pend Oreille River, and up LeClerc Creek Road. This lake lies partly within the Colville National Forest. The lake season starts the 4th Saturday in April and runs through October 31st. Cutthroat trout fry plants produce nice catches.

Road access to the south end of the lake is not available until after May 30 due to road protection efforts by Simpson Lumber Company. It will open June 1 depending on moisture and road conditions but may be closed at any time due to road damage caused by vehicles, and closes on November 1, in any case.

A Forest Service road to the north end of the lake provides an alternative route, but it is not suitable for trailers. An unimproved campground is available.

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 plentiful, but trees and brush limit casting to a few areas.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Pend Oreille
Acreage: 43.70 ac.
Elevation: 2954 ft.
Center: 48.6123, -117.331298
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Fishing prospects calendar

Westslope cutthroat trout
  • April: Good fishing - Second half of month
  • May: Excellent fishing - All month
  • June: Excellent fishing - All month
  • July: Excellent fishing - All month
  • August: Good fishing - All month
  • September: Good fishing - All month
  • October: Excellent fishing - All month