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Cow Lake
Cow Lake is located approximately nine miles east of Ritzville off the Wellsandt Road.  This lake was rehabilitated in 2007 to eradicate nuisance fish and restore a mixed species fishery.  Fishing for Largemouth Bass and Bluegill Sunfish is fair to good.  WDFW also stocks the lake with catchable size Rainbow Trout.  Grass Pickerel and Brown Bullhead catfish are also very abundant and provide a different kind of fishing opportunity.

Species you might catch

Black crappie
Bluegill
Brown bullhead
Grass pickerel
Largemouth bass
Rainbow trout

Lake Information

Adams County
Lake Acreage: 199.3
Elevation: 1,753 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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Two-Pole Fishing NOT allowed

Access Sites / Boat Ramps on this Lake

WDFW Water Access Sites

Fish Plants & Stocking Reports