Hatch Lake
Photo of Hatch Lake

Located about five miles southeast of Colville and open for fishing December 1 through March 31. Rehabilitated in 1999, yellow perch were subsequently reintroduced and eliminated the trout fishery. The lake was rehabilitated again in 2008 and received catchable and fry rainbow trout plants in the spring of 2009. Trout fishing has been very good since, and is expected to continue this year. Expect fry plants in the 10-11 inch range and carryovers up to 15 inches.

The WDFW access area provides a gravel boat ramp and toilet.

Fishing Prospects Calendar

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Lake Information

Stevens County
Lake Acreage: 34.7
Elevation: 2,145 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

Access Sites / Boat Ramps on this Lake

WDFW Water Access Sites

Fish Plants & Stocking Reports