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First Thought Lake
Located about 3 miles northeast of Orient on the north side of First Thought Mountain at 3500 feet elevation. Year-round open fishing season. This small lake is hike-in only, so access can be difficult. The lake is stocked with rainbow trout annually. Expect 8-10 inch fry plants and 11+inch carryovers.

Fishing Prospects Calendar

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Lake Information

Stevens County
Lake Acreage: 1.6
Elevation: 3,472 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