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Bead Lake

Eight miles north of Newport, in Kaniksu National Forest and year round open fishing season, Bead Lake is not stocked by the Department of Fish and Wildlife, but contains self-reproducing populations of kokanee, lake trout, burbot, plus numerous northern pikeminnows. Fishing at this lake should provide a unique experience.

A U.S. Forest Service boat launch and parking area at the south end of the lake can accommodate six boats and trailers, but may not be available by April due to snow conditions. Check with the USFS Newport Ranger District office at (509) 447-7300 for more information.


Fishing Prospects Calendar

 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
BurbotExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthGood fishing - 1st half of monthFair fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All month
KokaneeFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - 2nd half of monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - 1st half of monthPoor fishing - All monthFair fishing - All month
Lake troutGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood 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

Northern pikeminnow

Lake Information

Pend Oreille County
Lake Acreage: 718.0
Elevation: 2,833 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

No site or ramp information available.

Fish Plants & Stocking Reports