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Fishing season opens in Washington Sport fishing opportunities abound in Washington’s 4,000 rivers and streams (stretching more than 50,000 miles), more than 7,000 lakes (over 2,500 at alpine elevations) and 200+ reservoirs. Many lakes in the state are now open year around, but the spring lake fishing “opener” on the last Saturday in April signals the traditional start of Washington’s most intense freshwater fishing activity. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) estimates that as many as 300,000 anglers are out looking for a “bite” on that weekend alone. Other waters are managed in shorter seasons, often to protect nesting waterfowl or for other biological reasons. To meet fishing demand, WDFW hatcheries stock about 19 million trout and kokanee fry annually that will grow to catchable size in time for the spring opener. Another three million catchable trout are planted in lakes and streams in the late winter through spring. In addition, a number of lakes throughout the state will receive “bonus” plants of sterile triploid rainbow trout that can grow to impressive size. Rivers and streams generally open the first Saturday in June, after trout have had a chance to spawn and most anadromous salmonid smolts (juvenile salmon, steelhead, sea-run cutthroat, and char) migrate to saltwater. Most rivers and streams are now managed to produce wild trout,

coastal and westslope cutthroat, salmon and steelhead. Consequently, few are stocked with hatchery reared trout. Open seasons for marine fish, anadromous fish and shellfish vary according to species, and sometimes are set or adjusted during the year. Some rules and seasons may seem complex or restrictive, but are necessary to protect fragile populations of animals and in the case of shellfish sometimes are set to protect people. In addition to more publicized fish planting programs, WDFW also manages stocking programs designed to enhance fishing opportunities for species such as clams and oysters. Shellfish beaches and regulations are listed on WDFW’s website. Winter storms sometimes have a negative impact on fisheries. Excess silt coupled with strong stream flows can present serious problems for egg and juvenile fish survival, and excess turbidity hurts survival and growth of fry. Road washouts can make access to some waters difficult due to lowered water levels or stream blockages, and can also have a negative effect on egg and juvenile salmonid survival. Remember that this year the winter snowpack is significant and at lower elevations. As spring melt occurs, additional hazards may be uncovered and cause road and trail closures for public safety reasons. Be sure to contact state and national forest / land mangers to be

sure of access and safe passage. Here are some fishing highlights to consider each year: Planted trout tend to remain in the top 3-5 feet of water for up to a week after planting. Anglers can improve their success rate by shallow-trolling small lures or baits during this period. Trout fishing, especially for rainbows in lowland lakes, is usually best in spring and fall when the water is cool (but not frigid). Larger, deeper lakes can be good for trout all year. Fishing shallow waters in the spring and fall and deeper waters in the summer months will add to the success of a fishing adventure, especially when fishing for warmer water species. May, June and July are usually best for kokanee (a landlocked or non-anadromous sockeye salmon). Many alpine or high elevation lakes are stocked with cutthroat, rainbow and golden trout between June and October. A few

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lakes have naturally reproducing populations, while some are purposely left barren. Introduced eastern brook trout, lake trout, tiger trout, and brown trout add diversity to the program.Stocked fry generally reach harvestable size in a year or two, depending on a lakes nutrient and food levels. The shorter high lake-growing season often limits the size of the fish. As temperatures rise, warm water species such as bass, sunfish, and catfish provide yet other angling prospects. Mountain whitefish are popular stream catches in winter when they gather in schools to spawn. Some streams have special “whitefish-only” winter seasons. Please be sure to review the special gear rules that apply to this fishery. Check the latest regulations pamphlet, and be sure to review all subsequent changes as the season continues throughout the year on WDFW’s website, or call your nearest WDFW office for details.

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PEND OREILLE COUNTY Bead Lake (720 acres):

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.

Big Meadow Lake (70 acres): About 7 miles west of Ione on the Meadow Creek road. Last Saturday in April through Oct. 31 open season. Annual spring rainbow fry plants normally provide 10-16 inch fish. To protect breeding common loons, it is unlawful to use lead weights or lead jigs that measure 1.5 inches or less along the longest axis.

Browns Lake (88 acres): About eight and a half miles northeast of Cusick, in Kaniksu National Forest. Last Saturday in April through Oct. 31 open season. Fly-fishing only, all motors are prohibited. NOTE that Browns Creek, which previously was on the same open season as the lake, is now on a standard stream season (the first Saturday in June through Oct. 31), and is also fly-fishing only. Spring and fall provide the best action for fry-planed cutthroat trout running about eight to nine inches, with winter carry-over at 10 inches or better. Check the current regulations pamphlet for catch and size limits. To find this high-elevation lake (3,450 feet), cross the Pend Oreille River at Usk, head north for 5 miles on LeClerc Creek Road, then northeast on Browns Creek Road, FR-1921 and FR-128 to the south shore of the lake. There you’ll find a USFS campground and boat launch. (See Washington State Parks website: http://www.parks.wa.gov/ada-rec for ADA accessibility information.)

Carl’s (Carl) Lake (20 acres): About 2 miles as the crow flies southwest of Tiger, at 3,150 feet elevation in Kaniksu National Forest. Last Saturday in April through Oct. 31 open season. This lake was also formerly called Browns Lake, and is still identified as such on some maps. Rainbow trout fry and catchable plants at this rich lake produce yearlings nine to 11 inches and carryovers up to 14 inches. Winterkill conditions can limit the success of this fishery. Access can be rough (which contributes to the good fishing!), since it is four miles from the community of Tiger on

the Tiger-Colville Road, and south on an unimproved road.

Cook’s Lake (11 acres): Only about 3 miles northwest of Bead Lake, in Kaniksu National Forest at 3,075 feet elevation. Year round open season. Catchable-size rainbow trout will be planted again this year, plus a few broodstock rainbows. To get there, find Forest Road 5015 off of Boswell Road. A USFS campground is located at this Lake.

Crescent Lake (22 acres): Nine miles north of Metaline Falls, adjacent to the west side of Highway SR-31 about a mile south of the Canadian border. Open season runs from the last Saturday in April through Oct. 31. This lake receives annual plantings of rainbow trout fry, and should provide 10-12 inch fish by the opener.

Davis Lake (146 acres): Located 5.5 miles south of Usk, along the west side of Highway SR-211. Last Saturday in April through Oct. 31 open season. This lake receives plantings of rainbow trout catchables. Early and late season fishing for sunfish, largemouth bass, kokanee, rainbow trout, and eastern brook trout can be good here. Public access with boat launch can be found on the north end of the lake. (See Washington State Parks website: http://www.parks.wa.gov/ada-rec for ADA accessibility information.)

Diamond Lake (755 acres): About 7 miles southwest of Newport, adjacent to Highway US- 2. Open fishing season is the last Saturday in April through Oct. 31. Largemouth bass, yellow perch, bullheads, rainbow and brown trout are available. In an effort to improve the fishery, Diamond has a cooperative net pen project that releases 12,500 rainbow trout, in addition to the stocked catchable-size rainbows and browns. This year, around 700 larger triploid and a few broodstock rainbows will be added to improve the fishery. Diamond Lake has public access and resorts. (See Washington State Parks website: http://www.parks.wa.gov/ada- rec for ADA accessibility information.)

Fan Lake (73 acres): About 8 miles northeast of Deer Park, 2.5 miles west of Highway SR-195, and less than a mile north of the Spokane County line. Last Saturday in April through Oct. 31 open season. Internal combustion engines are not allowed. Annual plants of rainbow trout catchables should provide only fair fishing, with too many competing species in the lake. Public access is available. (See Washington State Parks website: http:// www.parks.wa.gov/ada-rec for ADA accessibility information.) SEE PROSPECTS, 5

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Frater Lake (11 acres): About 6.5 miles southwest of Ione on the north side of Highway SR-20 in Colville National Forest. Elevation is 3200 feet. Last Saturday in April through Oct. 31 open season. Rehabilitated in the fall of 2008 to eliminate illegally introduced tench and pumpkinseed sunfish, this lake was planted with cutthroat fry the following spring to provide fishing opportunity. Cutthhroat fishing should be good this year. Northernmost of the Little Pend Oreille chain of lakes, it’s the only lake in the chain without a perennial surface-water link to the others. There is no boat launch, but cartoppers can be launched from shore. (See Washington State Parks website: http:// www.parks.wa.gov/ada-rec for ADA accessibility information.)

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Horseshoe Lake (128 acres): About 4 miles north of the Spokane County line, 1 mile east of Stevens County, and 81⁄ 2 miles northwest of the town of Elk. Last Saturday in April through Oct. 31 open season. Catchable-size rainbow trout will be planted this year. Crappie, largemouth bass, perch, sunfish, catfish, kokanee, and lake trout are all available here, SEE PROSPECTS, 8

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Ledbetter Lake (23 acres): Also called Loon Lake and Leadbetter Lake. In Colville National Forest, about 4 miles north of Metaline Falls at 2,628 feet elevation. Last Saturday in April through Oct. 31 open season. Eastern brook trout fry plants provide the action here.

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port, across the Pend Oreille River. Last Saturday in April through Oct. 31 open season. This beautiful lake receives annual plants of cutthroat trout fry. Public access and a resort are located at this lake.

Muskegon Lake (8 acres): Sixteen miles southeast of Metaline Falls in Kaniksu National Forest and about 400 yards from the Idaho border. Elevation is 3,441 feet. Also known locally as Moss Keg Lake. Last Saturday in April through Oct. 31 open season. Selective gear rules are in effect, and the daily limit is two trout. Cutthroat trout fry plants make for good carryovers in this small lake.

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Seven miles southwest of Ione and several yards southeast of Highway SR-29 at 3165 feet elevation. Last Saturday in April through Oct. 31 open season. Tiger and rainbow trout are available from fry plants. Numerous small crappie are also available. There is a Forest Service campground and launch on the north end.

About 6 miles east of Usk, and a mile north of Bead Lake in Kaniksu National Forest. Elevation is 2,967 feet. Last Saturday in April through Oct. 31 open season. Cutthroat trout fry plants grow slowly in the low-nutrient water here, with 8- to 9-inch yearlings and 11-inch carryovers. The Forest Service campground gets lots of use.

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Located 6.5 miles southwest of Ione, about 300 yards east of Highway SR-20 in the Colville National Forest at 3,190 feet elevation. Last Saturday in April through Oct. 31 open season. Wild eastern brook trout here reach 8 inches as yearlings with a few attaining 14 inches. Fryplanted rainbow trout are also available.

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No-Name Lake (18 acres): Six miles east of Usk in Kaniksu National Forest just west of Bead Lake at 2,801 feet elevation. Last Saturday in April through Oct. 31 open season. Cutthroat trout fry plants produce 8-inch yearlings and 11-inch carryovers here. A Forest Service campground is available.

Pend Oreille River (Boundary Reservoir, 1,600 acres, and Box Canyon Reservoir, 6,000 acres): Year-round open season. This river has good numbers of largemouth and smallmouth bass. Box Canyon is better for largemouth, Boundary for smallmouth. Northern pike can also be caught in Box Canyon. In addition, other species such as crappie, perch, and a few brown trout are found throughout the river. Small sunfish and tench are numerous in Box Canyon. Access is available at several points. Both a WDFW license and Kalispel tribal license are required to fish Calispel Slough. All other sloughs within the boundaries of the Kalispel Reservation are closed. See the Fishing in Washington pamphlet (http:// wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/) for information on liberalized eastern brook trout limits on the following streams and their tributaries: Calispel Creek, Cedar Creek, Indian Creek, LeClerc Creek, Mill Creek, Ruby Creek, Slate Creek, Sullivan Creek, and Tacoma Creek. Liberalized brook trout limits are designed

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Petit Lake (11 acres): Located on the northwest side of Diamond Peak, up LeClerc Creek Road from Ruby, in Kaniksu National Forest. Elevation is 3911 feet. Last Saturday in April through Oct. 31 open season. Internal combustion engines are prohibited. Fry planted cutthroat trout are the attraction at this small lake.

Sacheen Lake (282 acres): Eleven miles southwest of Newport along Highway SR-211. Last Saturday in April through Oct. 31 open season. Hefty plants of catchable-size rainbow trout are scheduled here, plus tiger trout fry and eastern brook trout. Sacheen has public access on the northeast shore.

Skookum lakes, South (32 acres) and North (39 acres): Located 6 and 7 miles northwest of Usk, respectively, in Kaniksu National Forest. South Skookum is at 3,529 feet elevation; North Skookum at 3,577 feet. Both lakes are open last Saturday in April through Oct. 31. Rainbow trout fry plants provide some nice catches in these twin lakes. Carryovers run 10 to 11 inches. Eastern brook trout are numerous in North Skookum. South Skookum has a Forest Service campground and boat ramp, while North Skookum has a state campground and resort. On South Skookum Lake, to protect SEE PROSPECTS, 9

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PROSPECTS | FROM PAGE 8

breeding common loons, it is unlawful to use lead weights or lead jigs that measure 1.5 inches or less along the longest axis.

Sullivan Lake (1,291 acres): Located approximately 4 miles southeast of Metaline Falls in Colville National Forest.

This lake has a year-round open season. Kokanee will likely average 9-10 inches this year and occasional rainbow, tiger trout, and cutthroat are also available. Burbot are popular, and winter ice fishing for them provides a temporary cure for cabin fever. The adjacent Forest Service campground has boat access. Remember to check the Fishing in Washington Regulations pamphlet prior to fishing. (See Washington State Parks website: http://www.parks. wa.gov/ada-rec for ADA accessibility infor-

Seattle City Light Boundary Powerhouse The Boundary campground and boat launch area will experience periodic closures throughout the 2011 boating season as a result of construction.

Seattle City Light regrets inconvenience as a result of closures. Safety is our number one concern.

mation.)

Yocum (Yokum) Lake (42 acres): Six miles north of Ruby, across the Pend Oreille River, and up LeClerc Creek Road. This lake lies partly within the Colville National Forest. The lake season starts the last Saturday in April and runs through Oct. 31st. Cutthroat trout fry plants produce nice catches. Road access to the south end of the lake is not available until after May 30 due to road protection efforts by Simp-

son Lumber Company. It will open June 1 depending on moisture and road conditions but may be closed at any time due to road damage caused by vehicles, and closes on Nov. 1, in any case. A Forest Service road to the north end of the lake provides an alternative route, but it is not suitable for trailers. An unimproved campground is available. To protect breeding common loons, it is unlawful to use lead weights or lead jigs that measure 1.5 inches or less along the longest axis.

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Lake Open to all overnight guests for fishing and recreation

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Directions Spokane: From Division St “Y” on north end of town, travel about 27 miles on US 2. Turn left onto Northshore-Diamond Lake Road. Follow signs for 4 miles Turn left onto McGowen Road. Follow for 1 mile to KOA. Newport: Take US 2 S for about 6 miles. Turn right onto SouthshoreDiamond Lake Road. Follow for 2 miles to Diamond Lake. Turn right onto Northshore Road. Follow for 2 miles Turn right onto McGowen Road, follow for 1 mile to KOA.

10382 Boundary Road • Metaline Falls, WA 99153 (509) 446-3083

800-562-4788 or reserve online @ KOA.com Just 10 miles South of Newport 2011 FISHING GUIDE- 9


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LAKES EAST SIDE OF RIVER Boundary

No Fish

No

No

No

No

No public access or services.

Crescent 2 21 Shore Rainbow No No No No

Launch small boats from shore. Day use only, three picnic sites. 446-7500

Mill Pond 3 63 Shore

Cutthroat, Rainbow, Yes No No No Brown, Kokanee

Forest Service fee campground, 10 sites; water, toilets, small craft, 5 hp. limit. Electric motors only. 446-7500

Sullivan Lake Group 4 1,290 Yes Kokanee Yes No No No East Sullivan Campground* A - Yes Large Browns - Yes No No No State Record West Sullivan Campground* B - No Some Rainbow, Cutthroat Yes No No No Noisy Creek Campground* C - Yes Burbot (Ling) Yes No No No Nosiy Creek Group Campground - Reservable group campround - limit 50 people

Reservable group campground. Limit 40 people. Forest Service fee campground, vehicles up to 40 feet, 38 sites, water, toilets, launch, nice dock, air strip, hosts, day use fee, season pass available. 446-7500 Forest Service fee campground, 10 sites; limited to smaller RVs, water, toilets, air strip, hosts, picnic shelter. Day use fee required, season pass available, 446-7500 Forest Service fee campground, 19 sites; water, toilets, day use fee, launch, hosts. Season pass available, 446-7500.

Bunchgrass 5 18 No Cutthroat, Eastern Brook Yes No No No

Walk-in, rough and rocky road, pickup or Jeep only, good fishing, camping. Fishing opens June 1. 446-7500

Yocum

No

Forest Service unimproved camp site. Electric motors only.

Petit 7 10 Shore Cutthroat, Rainbow No No No No

No fee Forest Service campground, motorboats prohibited. Fragile area. WA license. 208-443-2512

Browns 8 84 Yes Cutthroat, Rainbow - Yes No No No

Forest Service fee campground, 18 sites. Day use fee; season pass available, boat ramp, one of the state’s better “fly fishing only” lakes. Motors prohibited. Trail, toilets, no water. 447-7300

North Skookum 9 38

Yes Eastern Brook, Rainbow Yes No No No Public & Private

Privately leased “rustic” campground, 32 sites; boat launch, water, modern restrooms, showers, boat rentals. 447-3943

South Skookum 10 33 Yes Eastern Brook, Rainbow Yes No No No

Forest Service fee campground, 25 sites, water, day use fee, season pass available toilet, boat ramp, trail. Two fishing docks, one is handicap accessible. 447-7300

Mystic Cooks Lake No Name

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17

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18

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Cutthroat, Rainbow

Cutthroat, Rainbow - Cutthroat, Rainbow

Yes

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

Undeveloped campsites, toilet. 447-7300

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Undeveloped campsites, toilet. 447-7300

Yes

No

No

No

Bead* 14 722 Yes Mackinaw, Kokanee, Ling No No No No Golden Age/Access Passport holders Free “NO CHARGE” Also Interagency Senior and Access and annual passes Marshall 15 194 Halfmoon

No camping. Day use only. Toilet. 447-7300 Open April 15th - Oct. 31, weather permitting. 7 days per week. Toilet, garbage, hosts, camping NOT allowed at launch. No swimming or picnicking either. Walk-in permitted from Nov. 1 - April 14, $5.00 fee per day or season pass available at Forest Service (Ranger District) office.

Yes Cutthroat Yes Some No Yes Public access with boat launch, resort, 50 campsites, cabins Gravel Few Rainbows Snacks small store, bait and tackle. Also 25 sites, tent and RV, boat 200 ft. w rentals, water and electricity, some food and bait, 447-4158

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Cutthroat

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No

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No camping; day use only. 447-7300

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Eastern Brook

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No

No

About 5 miles N. of Metaline on Boundary Road.

LAKES WEST SIDE OF RIVER Ledbetter

Big Meadow 17 2 Shore Rainbow stocking Yes No No No

Forest Service undeveloped campground. No water, no charge. 738-7700

Little Brown’s (Carl’s)

Rough road for 1-1/2 miles; 4-wheel drive only. 446-7500

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Nile 19 28 Shore Frater 20 11

Rainbow

No

No

No

No

Eastern Brook, Rainbow, No No No No Perch

Shore Cutthroat No No No No (walk-in)

Small boats. 446-7500 Undeveloped campsites Small boats, day use only - no overnight camping. 738-7700

Leo 21 39 Yes Cutthroat, some Rainbow, Yes No No No Eastern Brook

Forest Service developed campground, 8 sites, water, boat launch. Day use fee. Possibly iced over opening day. 738-7700

Heritage

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Cutthroat

No

No

No

No

Thomas 23 168 No Cutthroat No No No No

Forest Service campground. 16 campsites with fee, water, toilets, 738-7700

•Trout: Cutthroat, Rainbow, Brown ••Other: Perch, Crappie, Whitefish, Catfish *Open Year Round Washington Fishing Licenses are sold at: Pend Oreille Valley Sportsman in Oldtown.

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Gillette 24 48 Yes Rainbow, Cutthroat, Perch, Yes Yes Yes Yes Dock Sunfish, Bass, Trout

Cafe, groceries, fuel, cabins, camping, boat rental, RV sites, tent sites. 509-684-5657. Lake Gillette Campground, a Forest Service campground on the southwest end of the lake with a boat ramp and a day use fee. Season pass available. 738-7700

Sherry

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Coffin*

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Parker

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Power Lake*

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Davis 29 146 Yes Sacheen

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Cutthroat, Tiger, Rainbow

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No

No

No

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Cutthroat

No

No

No

No

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Eastern Brook, Rainbow

No

No

No

No

Primitive, walk-in. 447-7300

Rainbow

Yes

No

No

No

Undeveloped campsites, public access, picnic shelter.

Large Mouth Bass, Rainbow, No No No No Kokanee, Sunfish, Eastern Brook Eastern Brook, Rainbow, Tiger

Yes

Yes

Yes Yes

Wash. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) access with boat launch, restrooms. 509-892-1001 WDFW access with boat launch. 509-892-1001

Diamond 31 755 Yes

Brown trout, Rainbow, Bass, Yes rest. Yes Yes Yellow Perch, Bullhead (both) stores

WDFW access with boat launch, resorts, private camp grounds, stores, restaurants. 509-892-1001.

Horseshoe 32 128 Yes

Kokanee, Lake Trout, Bass, Yes Yes No Yes Gravel boat launch, scenic falls, restrooms. 509-892-1001 Perch, Rainbow, Sunfish, Crappie

Fan 33 73 Yes Rainbow, Spiny Rays No No No No

WDFW access with boat launch, motors prohibited. Lends itself to fly fishing. 509-892-1001

Vanes Lake

4 miles E. Furport

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E. Brook, Cutthroat

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No

No

PEND OREILLE RIVER - NORTH* Boundary Dam Reservoir 36 N/A Concrete Deck •Trout, ••Other, Bass Yes No No No

Camping, restrooms, drinking water, docks, campfire spots. 446-3083 Will experience some closures throughout 2011 due to construction.

Metaline City Park 37 N/A Gravel •Trout, ••Other, Bass Yes Yes Yes No

Picnic area, restrooms, drinking water. Private camp grounds nearby. 446-4641

Box Canyon Dam 38 N/A “Campbell Pond”

Gravel & •Trout, ••Other, Bass Yes No No No Concrete

Swimming area, viewpoint, services available within 5 mi. of the dam.Picnic Area. Camping available at Campbell Park 446-3137

Ione City Park 39 N/A Concrete •Trout, ••Other, Bass No No No No

Picnic shelter, drinking fountain, boat launch, services available in Ione. 442-3611

RiverView Motel 40 N/A Next door • Trout, ••Other, Bass Yes No No No to Ione Pk.

12-unit motel, coin-op laundry, small dock, satellite TV, microwave and refrigerator, wireless internet, coffee Motel: 442-2990

The Ione Motel & RV Park 41 N/A Next door •Trout, ••Other, Bass Yes No No No at Ione Pk.

11 rooms with cable TV, phone, microwave, fridge; 18 RV sites, showers, public laundry, dock, tent area. 442-3213

Edgewater 42 N/A Concrete •Trout, ••Other, Bass, Yes No No No Yellow Perch, Walleye

Forest Service fee campground, 20 sites; water, toilets, host, picnic area, boat launch. Day use fee, season pass available. 446-7500

Blueslide Resort (fee) 43 N/A Concrete •Trout, ••Other, Bass Yes Yes No No Pike, Sunfish both

Cabins, RV, tent sites, heated pool, propane, country store, hot showers, live bait. laundromat, and playgound 445-1327

MID RIVER Old Ruby Ferry Road (W)

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N/A

Gravel

•Trout, ••Other, Bass

No

No

No

No

Rustic.

Old Ruby Ferry Road (E)

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N/A

Gravel

•Trout, ••Other, Bass

No

No

No

No

Rustic.

The Outpost

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N/A

Yes

No

No

No

Cabins, boat launch, docks, excellent fishing, 445-1531

Concrete •Trout, ••Other, Bass,

Panhandle 47 10 Concrete •Trout, ••Other, Bass Yes No No No

13 sites; boat launch, water, toilets, hosts. Forest Service fee camp ground. Day use fee. Season pass available. 447-7300

Keo’s Korner (fee) 48 N/A Gravel •Trout, ••Other, Bass, Pike Yes Yes Yes Yes Camping, RV, store, gas, picnicking, propane. 445-1294 NEWPORT AREA Pioneer Park 49 N/A Concrete •Trout, ••Other, Bass Yes No No No

Forest Service fee campground- 17 sites; picnicking, picnic shelter, water, toilets, hosts, boat launch. Day use fee. Season pass available. 447-7300

Oldtown Rotary Park 50 N/A Concrete •Trout, ••Other, Bass No No No No Launch is in Idaho; River enters Wash. state downstream; (Below Albeni Dam, ID) visitors center. Restrooms available during summer on weekends. The docks will be in early summer and out in the fall, subject to water level conditions. 437-3833 Gregg’s Addition Sandy Shores

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Concrete •Trout, ••Other, Bass

No

No

No

No

Limited parking.

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N/A

Concrete •Trout, ••Other, Bass

No

No

No

No

Limited parking.

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