Z Lake

This lake is a popular walk in trout fishery located on the WDFW Swanson Lakes Wildife Area.  This lake receives an annual stocking of rainbow trout fry.  If you are looking for a fishery that is hard to find, requires some effort to get to, and offers nice sized trout this is a good one to look into.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Shoreline fishing access is good to this walk-in lake.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Lincoln
Acreage: 35.20 ac.
Elevation: 2151 ft.
Center: 47.603311, -118.419599
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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


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