Lake Ellen

Fourteen miles north of Inchelium, at 2300 feet elevation in Colville National Forest. This lake was rehabilitated in fall 2008 to remove illegally introduced Largemouth Bass and Green Sunfish, and was re-planted with Rainbow Trout catchables and fry the following spring. Largemouth Bass and Green Sunfish are present in the lake once again, and are negatively affecting fry plant growth and survival. Catchable trout will be planted this spring to carry the fishery. Expect fishing to be fair. A developed U.S. Forest Service campground is available.

Note:  This lake has a regulation which allows harvest of trout only

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Fishing Prospects Calendar

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Species you might catch

Green sunfish
Largemouth bass

Lake Information

Ferry County
Lake Acreage: 75.5
Elevation: 2,266 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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