Ancient Lake South
South Ancient Lake is located within WDFW's Quincy Wildlife Area west of Stan Coffin Lake.  The lake is managed for trout, but warmwater species (Largemouth Bass and panfish) are present as well.  Access to the lake is hike-in only.  Camping at or near South Ancient Lake is also an option for anglers.

Fishing Prospects Calendar

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Species you might catch

Largemouth bass

Lake Information

Grant County
Lake Acreage: 8.7
Elevation: 826 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

WDFW Water Access Sites

Fish Plants & Stocking Reports