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West Medical Lake
Photo of West Medical Lake

Triploids for Dad!  West Medical Lake is getting over 1,200 extra triploid rainbow trout of about 1-1/2 pounds each just for Father's Day weekend, June 14-15, 2014. West Medical is one of only two lakes near Spokane that are receiving these extra big trout to encourage you to take Dad fishing!

Generally, this is one of the best producing opening day trout lakes in the state.  This lake grows fish rapidly and it is not uncommon to see rainbow and brown trout to 24 inches.  Even though this lake is open to all types of angling, it can be an especially productive lake for flyfishing because of the consistent insect hatches it has in April and May.

WDFW, in cooperation with area fishing clubs, installed a new aeration system in this lake.  The new aeration system should help to alleviate fish kills that have happened periodically in the past.  Recent stocking efforts by WDFW, and decent carryover rates should have the lake in decent shape for 2014 fishing season.

 


Fishing Prospects Calendar

 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Brown troutNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityExcellent fishing - 2nd half of monthExcellent fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
Rainbow troutNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityExcellent fishing - 2nd half of monthExcellent fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
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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: 205.8
Elevation: 2,427 feet
Eastside Washington

Lake Management Type
Trout 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

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