This is one of the best opening day trout lakes in the state. Both rainbow and cutthroat trout to 18 inches will be available for harvest. This is an excellent westslope cutthroat lake and provides both a cutthroat and rainbow trout fishery through the summer months when other trout lakes are experiencing summer trout fishing doldrums. Badger Lake has some of the cleanest and coldest water of any of the lakes in southern Spokane County. As a result, the trout taken from this lake provide excellent table fare and are highly recommended to the angler that likes to also eat their catch.
Illegal introductions of largemouth and smallmouth bass in this lake have limited the success of the trout fishery the past few years. Unfortunately the selfishness of a few "Bucket Biologists" has limited the overall quality of this trout fishery. In the near future WDFW will propose and may implement fish management actions to correct the bass issue in this lake.