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Downs Lake
Photo of Downs LakeThe fishing season for this lake begins March 1st and continues through September 30th, Downs warms up earlier than other Spokane County lakes because it's located in the southwest corner of the county and has an average depth of less than 12 feet. With a mild winter, anglers can count on early fishing opportunity for yellow perch, largemouth bass, black crappie and other warmwater fish, along with stocked catchable-size rainbow trout. There is a resort with a small boat launch.

Fishing Prospects Calendar

 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Black crappieNo OpportunityNo OpportunityPoor fishing - 2nd half of monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - 1st half of monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
Brown bullheadNo OpportunityNo OpportunityPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
Largemouth bassNo OpportunityNo OpportunityFair fishing - 2nd half of monthGood fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
PumpkinseedNo OpportunityNo OpportunityPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
Rainbow troutNo OpportunityNo OpportunityGood fishing - 2nd half of monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - 1st half of monthFair fishing - 1st half of monthPoor fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
Yellow perchNo OpportunityNo OpportunityPoor fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
LEGEND
Fishing Expectation

Excellent

Excellent Good Good Fair Fair Poor Poor
Type of Opportunity Full Month Full month 1st half of month only 1st half only 2nd half of month only 2nd half only No opportunity No opportunity

Species you might catch

Tiger trout

Lake Information

Spokane County
Lake Acreage: 80.7
Elevation: 1,961 feet
Eastside Washington

Lake Management Type
Mixed species - Warmwater emphasis

Sport Fishing Regulations & Seasons

Emergency Rule Updates
Fishing closures and openings happen constantly throughout the year. The E-Rules keep you up-to-date.


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Two-Pole Fishing Allowed

Fishing and Boating Access
• Private Resort access only
   Y

Access Sites / Boat Ramps on this Lake

No site or ramp information available.

Fish Plants & Stocking Reports