Lake Spokane (Long Lake ) This Spokane River reservoir was created due to the construction of Long Lake Dam. This lake provides good fishing for warmwater fish, such as yellow perch, largemouth and smallmouth bass, and black crappie. Anglers should start to see the trout fishery develop in this reservoir with the stocking of triploid rainbows. Beginning in spring 2014, 155,000 catchable size triploid rainbow trout will be stocked annually in the reservoir as part of a 10-year agreement between Avista Corporation and WDFW. These annual rainbow plants are mitigation for hydropower impacts on the Spokane River. All of the stocked triploid rainbows are marked with a clipped adipose fin for ease of monitoring harvest through creel surveys that will begin in 2016.
Lake Spokane has several resorts/campgrounds, like at Riverside State Park, plus the old DNR campground and boat launch (currently operated by Riverside State Park) off State Highway 291. Access to this lake during winter is limited due to low water conditions which leave many of the lake's boat launches inaccessible.
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