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Waitts Lake

Four miles west of Valley along Highway US-395. The season runs from the 4th Saturday in April through February 28. Planted with rainbow trout catchables, net-pen reared rainbow and brown trout, along with brown trout fingerlings, plus some brood fish. The increase of rainbow and brown trout plants from the net-pen project has created good carryover potential. Largemouth bass, yellow perch, and numerous pumpkinseed sunfish are available as well.

Waitts Lake has a newly improved access area which makes accessing the lake much more convenient.


Fishing Prospects Calendar

 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Brown bullheadPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthNo OpportunityPoor fishing - 2nd half of monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All month
Brown troutGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthNo OpportunityExcellent fishing - 2nd half of monthExcellent fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All month
Largemouth bassPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthNo OpportunityPoor fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All month
Rainbow troutGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthNo OpportunityExcellent fishing - 2nd half of monthExcellent fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - 2nd half of monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All month
Yellow perchFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthNo OpportunityPoor fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All month
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

Pumpkinseed

Lake Information

Stevens County
Lake Acreage: 469.7
Elevation: 1,950 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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