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Halfmoon Lake
This small alpine lake is in the Kaniksu National Forest, 7½ miles northeast of Usk at 3250 feet elevation. Fourth Saturday in April through October 31 open season.  Halfmoon is planted with cutthroat trout fry, but eastern brook trout are present and they negatively affect the cutthroat.

Fishing Prospects Calendar

 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Brook troutNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityGood fishing - 2nd half of monthExcellent fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
Westslope cutthroatNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityGood fishing - 2nd half of monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
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Fishing Expectation

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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

Lake Information

Pend Oreille County
Lake Acreage: 12.6
Elevation: 3,274 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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