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Lake Spokane

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 a DNR campground and boat launch 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.   


Fishing Prospects Calendar

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Black crappiePoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - 2nd half of monthGood fishing - 1st half of monthPoor fishing - 2nd half of monthPoor fishing - All month
CarpPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - 1st half of monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All month
Largemouth bassPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthFair fishing - 2nd half of monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - 1st half of monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All month
PumpkinseedPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthFair fishing - 2nd half of monthFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - 1st half of monthFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - 2nd half of monthFair fishing - 1st half of monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All month
Rainbow troutPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthFair fishing - 2nd half of monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - 1st half of monthFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - 1st half of monthPoor fishing - All month
Smallmouth bassPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthFair fishing - 2nd half of monthFair fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - 1st half of monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All month
Yellow perchPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthFair fishing - 2nd half of monthGood fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - 1st half of monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - 1st half of monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All month
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Fishing Expectation

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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

Bridgelip sucker
Brown bullhead
Brown trout
Channel catfish
Chiselmouth
Crawfish
Kokanee
Longnose sucker
Mountain whitefish
Northern pikeminnow
Peamouth
Tench
Yellow bullhead

Lake Information

Stevens County
Lake Acreage: 4,747.9
Elevation: 1,538 feet
Eastside Washington

Lake Management Type
Mixed species - 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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