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Washington lakes open April 26 to start season OLYMPIA - Trout fishing in Washington hits full throttle April 26, when several hundred lowland lakes - stocked with millions of fish - open for a sixmonth season. Although many waterways are open year-round, the fourth Saturday in April marks the traditional start of the lowland lakes fishing season. Hundreds of thousands of anglers are expected to turn out for the big day. “The lowland lakes season opener is the biggest fishing day of the year,” said Phil Anderson, director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). “Lakes in every county are

well-stocked, so there should be good fishing opportunities close to home.” To participate, anglers must have a current Washington freshwater fishing license valid through March 31, 2015. Licenses can be purchased online at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov; by telephone at 1-866-246-9453; or at hundreds of license dealers across the state. For details on license vendor locations, visit the WDFW website at http://wdfw. wa.gov/licensing/vendors/. Freshwater fishing licenses cost $29.50 for resident adults 16 to 69 years old. Fifteen-year-olds can buy a license for $8.05, and seniors 70 and older can buy

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an annual freshwater fishing license for $7.50. Children 14 years of age and younger do not need a fishing license. To prepare for opening day, WDFW fish hatchery crews have been stocking nearly 16.5 million trout and kokanee in lakes on both sides of the Cascades. Those fish include 2.3 million catchable trout, nearly 115,000 jumbo trout weighing up to 11 pounds apiece, more than 50,000 triploid trout averaging one pound, and millions of smaller trout that were stocked last year that have grown to catchable size. Fish stocking details, by county and lake, are available in the annual stocking plan on WDFW’s website

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at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/plants/ statewide/ . Of more than 7,000 lakes, ponds and reservoirs in Washington, nearly 700 have WDFWmanaged water-access sites, including areas accessible for people with disabilities. Other state and federal agencies operate hundreds more. Details on water access site locations can be found on WDFW’s website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/ lands/water access. Anglers parking at WDFW water-access sites are required to display on their vehicle the WDFW Vehicle Access Pass that is provided free with every annual fishing license purchased. The passes are transferable between two vehicles. Anglers who use Washington State Parks or Department of Natural Resource areas need a Discover Pass.


Washington fishing prospects NEWPORT – Following are the fishing conditions at Pend Oreille County lakes provided by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. If not listed the season for the following is the fourth Saturday in April through Oct. 31 open.

Bead Lake 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 selfreproducing 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. It opened April 15 this year. Check with the USFS Newport Ranger District office at 509-4477300 for more information.

Big Meadow Lake

An impoundment of the Pend Oreille River, which lies directly downstream of Box Canyon Reservoir. Year-round open season. This reservoir has good numbers of smallmouth bass. Northern pike can also be caught here. In addition, other species such as crappie, perch, and a few brown trout are found throughout the river. Access is available at several points.

Forest.. Fly-fishing only, all motors are prohibited. NOTE: 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 flyfishing only. Spring and fall provide the best action for fry-planted 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 five 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.

Browns Lake

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About seven miles west of Ione on the Meadow Creek Road. 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.

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About eight and a half miles northeast of Cusick, in Kaniksu National

Located about 7.25 miles as the crow flies southeast of Ione, at 2,560

feet elevation. This lake receives annual plants of eastern brook trout, providing good fishing. Minimum size is 12 inches, and daily limit two fish. Internal combustion motors are prohibited.

Carls Lake About two miles as the crow flies southwest of Tiger, at 3,150 feet elevation in Kaniksu National Forest. 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. SEE PROSPECTS, 5

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Washington lakes stocked 
 OLYMPIA – Washington’s state fish hatchery crews are have been releasing millions of catchable fish in lakes across the state. Many of those fish have landed in Pend Oreille County lakes. For this year’s fishing season, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) planted nearly 16.5 million trout and kokanee in hundreds of lakes on both sides of the Cascades. New this year, Seattle City Light, as part of its relicensing requirements of it’s Boundary Hydroelectric Project, will stock about 12,000 pounds of rainbow trout, tiger trout, cutthroat trout and kokanee in 17 lakes annually over 40 years in Pend Oreille and Stevens counties. Most fish will be stocked as spring and fall fry and fingerlings, but catchable-size fish, 10-12 inches, will also be stocked. The lakes to be stocked by SCL in 2014 include 11 in Pend Oreille County: Big Meadow, Carls, Crescent, Deception, Frater, Lead King, Ledbetter, Leo, Little Lost, Nile and Yocum. The six lakes in Stevens County include: Cedar, Deep, Gillette, Heritage, Sherry and Thomas.

This new program also includes a triploid Rainbow Trout, 250 jumbo monitoring component. Anglers who see Rainbow Trout and 12,000 Brown WDFW staff on the lake or dockside are Trout. encouraged to tell them about catches so Carls Lake will receive 500 triploid the program can be evaluated. Rainbow Trout in April and May, For more information, contact Baker at as will Cooks Lake. Cooks will also 509-684-2362 ext. 23, or Al Solonsky at receive 350 jumbo Rainbow Trout in Seattle City Light April. Fan Lake will receive To put this in at 206-386-4580. 2,500 triploid Rainbow Fish stocked by perspective, if all Trout in April, and Frater WDFW include Lake will get 1,000 catch2.3 million catch- the catchable trout able Rainbow Trout in April. able trout, nearly being released were Sacheen Lake will get 6,000 115,000 jumbo triploid Rainbow Trout in laid end to end, trout weighing April. up to 11 pounds Horseshoe, Davis, Marthey would stretch shall apiece, and more and Sacheen also rethan 50,000 trip- from Westport to ceived fish in October 2013. loid trout averagCrews began this year’s Spokane. ing 1½ pounds stocking program in March each. Millions of carry-over trout that and will continue through June. All were stocked last year and have grown opening day lakes will be stocked prior to catchable size will also be available in to the opener on April 26. lakes throughout the state. Fish stocking details, by county and So far this season, 1,092 rainbow trout lake, are available in the annual stockwere planted in Diamond Lake April 1. ing plan on WDFW’s website at http:// Diamond is getting an additional 30,000 wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/plants/statewide/.

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Conger Pond 1 Five miles northwest of Cusick. These ponds receive annual plants of rainbow trout.

Conger Pond 2 Five miles northwest of Cusick. These ponds receive annual plants of rainbow trout.

Cooks Lake Only about three 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.

Crater Lake Located about 3 miles north-north-

west of Sullivan Lake in the SalmoPriest Wilderness at 4450 feet elevation. Year-round open season. This lake has a self-sustaining population of introduced eastern brook trout. Access is very difficult (hike-in only).

Crescent Lake Nine miles north of Metaline Falls, adjacent to the west side of Highway SR-31 about a mile south of the Canadian border. This lake receives annual plantings of rainbow trout fry, and should provide 10-12 inch fish by the opener.

Davis Lake Located five and a half miles south of Usk, along the west side of Highway SR-211. 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.

Deception Lake Located about 4 miles east of Ione. Year-round open fishing season. This lake is hike-in only, so access can be difficult. The lake does not hold enough water every year to support fish, but when water levels allow, it is planted with rainbow trout. The scenery is beautiful, and when it holds fish it can produce great fishing. Due to its remote location, a float tube is the best choice for fishing. Shoreline access is also good.

Diamond Lake About seven miles southwest of Newport, adjacent to Highway US2. 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

boat launch with a dock. Fishing is not permitted from the dock. A voluntary boat inspection is located at the launch.

Fan Lake About eight miles northeast of Deer Park, two and a half miles west of Highway SR-195, and less than a mile north of the Spokane County line. 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.

Frater Lake About 6½ miles southwest of Ione on the north side of Highway SR-20 in Colville National Forest. Elevation is 3,200 feet. Cutthhroat and rainbow trout 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. SEE PROSPECTS, 6

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There is no boat launch, but car-toppers can be launched from shore.

cy rule changes in affect on Horseshoe Lake. Check the Fishing in Washington pamphlet (http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/) for updates throughout the season. Chumming is not permitted. The WDFW access area has a gravel boat ramp and toilet.

Halfmoon Lake

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

Seven miles southwest of Ione and several yards southeast of Highway SR-29 at 3,165 feet elevation. 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.

Horseshoe Lake (128 acres) About four miles north of the Spokane County line, one mile east of Stevens County, and 8½ miles northwest of the town of Elk. Fourth 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, with a generous kokanee limit. As of April 17, there were no emergen-

Leadbetter Lake Also called Loon Lake and Ledbetter Lake. In Colville National Forest, about four miles north of Metaline Falls at 2,628 feet elevation. Rainbow trout fry plants provide the action here.

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Marshall Lake Located 6½ miles northwest of Newport, across the Pend Oreille River. This beautiful lake receives annual plants of cutthroat trout fry. Public access and a resort are located at this lake.

Muskegon Lake Sixteen miles southeast of Metaline Falls in Kaniksu National Forest and about four hundred yards from the Idaho border. Elevation is 3,441 feet. Also known locally as Moss Keg Lake. 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.

Mystic Lake About six miles east of Usk, and a mile north of Bead Lake in Kaniksu National Forest. Elevation is 2,967 feet. Cutthroat trout fry plants grow slowly in the lownutrient water here, with 8- to 9-inch yearlings and 11-inch carryovers. The Forest Service campground gets lots of use.

Nile Lake Located 6½ miles southwest of Ione, about 300 yards east of Highway SR-20 in the Colville National Forest at 3,190 feet elevation. Wild eastern brook trout here reach 8 inches as yearlings with a few attaining 14 inches. Fry-planted rainbow trout are also available. Competing pumpkinseed sunfish cause problems with trout growth and availability. Small boats can be launched from shore.

No Name Lake Six miles east of Usk in Kaniksu National Forest just west of Bead Lake at 2,801 feet elevation. Cutthroat trout fry plants produce 8-inch yearlings and 11-14 inch carryovers here. A Forest Service campground is available.

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Parker Lake Located 10 miles north of Cusick. This lake is planted annually with rainbow trout. Expect 11 inch fry plants and 1213 inch carryovers.

Pend Oreille River (Box Canyon Reservoir) Box Canyon Reservoir is located on the Pend Oreille River in northeast Washington. It stretches from Albeni Falls Dam, near the Idaho border, to Box Canyon Dam near Ione. Fishing is open year round, except all sloughs within the boundaries of the Kalispel Reservation are closed, except Calispell Slough, where WDFW and Kalispel Tribal licenses are required. This reservoir offers good largemouth bass and northern pike fishing. Efforts are currently underway to reduce the northern pike

population in order to reduce in-reservoir and downstream impacts to other fish species. In addition to these species, this reservoir has abundant panfish and some large brown trout. Pend Oreille River tributaries are open the Saturday before Memorial Day through Oct. 31. Check WDFW’s website for emergency rules throughout the season.

Petit Lake Located on the northwest side of Diamond Peak, up LeClerc Creek Road from Ruby, in Kaniksu National Forest. Elevation is 3911 feet. Internal combustion engines are prohibited. Fry planted cutthroat trout are the attraction at this small lake.

Sacheen Lake Eleven miles southwest of Newport along Highway SR-211. 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.

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Located six miles northwest of Usk in Kaniksu National Forest. South Skookum is at 3,529 feet elevation. Rainbow trout fry plants provide some nice catches. Carryovers run 10 to 11 inches. This lake has a Forest Service campground and boat ramp. 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.

Located 5.6 miles north of Metaline Falls, and about 2,575 feet elevation. This lake is stocked annually with rainbow trout.

Sullivan Lake (1,291 acres) Located approximately four 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.

Yokum Lake 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 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 Simpson 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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How to clean a trout Supplies: mallet sharp fillet knife hook remover serrated knife cutting boar small spoon at least two buckets (for rinsing and discarding waste) cooler and ice

Killing and bleeding trout: A freshly caught fish should be killed immediately and cleaned as soon as possible. Hold the fish in one hand and strike it on the head behind the eyes with a mallet. Remove the hook by grasping the shank with a pair of long-nosed pliers and backing it out. You can also use a special tool designed to remove hooks, available at sporting-goods stores. Next, bleed the fish to prevent blood from spoiling the flesh. To do this, lift the gill plate, insert a knife over the

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Cleaning: Hold the fish in the palm of your hand or place on a cutting board, belly up and head away from you. Locate

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Pike netting continues on Pend Oreille River USK – The Kalispel Tribe began netting northern pike in the Pend Oreille River in March and will continue to do so into May. About 30 nets are put out Monday through Friday, from the Box Canyon Reservoir to Newport, to catch the nonnative fish. The work is authorized by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, in the hopes it will curtail the burgeoning population before it spreads downstream and takes hold in the Columbia River.

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This is the third year the tribe is gillnetting pike. The work continues through May 2, unless pike numbers are above goals during the Spring Pike Index Netting survey (SPIN). In that case, the removal will continue for an additional three to four weeks, according to Jason Olson, the tribe’s leader for pike suppression. Olson suggests anglers cast right on the edge of the ice still formed on the river’s sloughs. Gillnetters caught more than 600 pike in the first five days of netting.

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10

North Skookum

South Skookum

33

38

84

Cutthroat, Rainbow -

Yes

Eastern Brook, Rainbow

Yes Eastern Brook, Rainbow Public & Private

Yes

Cutthroat, Rainbow

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

8

Shore

Cutthroat, Rainbow

Cutthroat, Eastern Brook

Browns

10

No

No

7

47

18

Petit

Yes

State Record Some Rainbow, Cutthroat

6

No

Yes Yes

Kokanee Large Browns -

Yes

Yocum

-

Yes Yes

Cutthroat, Rainbow, Brown, Kokanee

No

Yes

B

West Sullivan Campground*

1,290 -

Shore

Rainbow

No

L

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No No

No

No

No

Comments

Forest Service fee campground, 25 sites, water, day use

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

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

Primitive camping, motorboats prohibited. Fragile area. WA license. 208-443-2512. Pend Oreille County has boat ramp on south end of the lake.

Forest Service unimproved camp site. Pend Oreille County land on south end of lake. Boat launch, good lake access. Electric motors only.

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

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.

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

Launch small boats from shore. Camping allowed in designated area only, three camping sites. 446-7500

No public access or services.

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South Skookum

Mystic

Cooks Lake

No Name

Bead* Free for following passes: Golden Age/Golden Access Passport holders Interagency Senior, Access and annual passes

Marshall

Halfmoon

20 21

Frater

Leo

168

71

39

11

28

20

2

-

13

194

722

18

-

17

33

38

Mackinaw, Kokanee, Ling

Cutthroat, Rainbow

-

Cutthroat, Rainbow

Eastern Brook, Rainbow

Eastern Brook, Rainbow, Perch

Rainbow

Rainbow stocking

Eastern Brook

Cutthroat

No

No

Yes

Cutthroat

Cutthroat

Cutthroat, some Rainbow, Eastern Brook

Shore Cutthroat (walk-in)

Shore

No

Shore

Shore

Shore

Yes Cutthroat Gravel Few Rainbows 200 ft. w

Yes

No

-

No

Yes

Yes Eastern Brook, Rainbow Public & Private

No

No

-

No

No

No

No

No

-

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes Some No Snacks

No

Yes

-

Yes

Yes

Yes

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 fee per day or season pass available at Forest Service (Ranger District) office.

Camping in designated sites only. 6 campsites. Toilet. 447-7300

Undeveloped campsites, toilet. 447-7300

Undeveloped campsites, toilet. 447-7300

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

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

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

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

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

Small boats, day use only - no overnight camping. 738-7700

Small boats. 446-7500 Undeveloped campsites

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

Forest Service developed campground. No water, no charge. Toilets, tables, firerings. 738-7700

About 5 miles N. of Metaline on Boundary Road.

No camping; day use only. 447-7300

Yes Public access with boat launch, resort, 50 campsites, small store, bait and tackle. Also 25 sites, tent and RV, boat rentals, water and electricity, some food and bait, 447-4158

No

No

-

No

No

No

•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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Nile

Thomas

18

Little Brown’s (Carl’s)

22

17

Big Meadow

Heritage

16

Ledbetter

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33 35

Sherry

Coffin*

Parker

Power Lake*

Davis

Sacheen

Diamond

Horseshoe

Fan

Vanes Lake 36 37 38 39

Boundary Dam Reservoir

Metaline City Park

Box Canyon Dam “Campbell Pond”

Ione City Park

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Yes

Yes

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Yes

No

No

No

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E. Brook, Cutthroat

Rainbow, Spiny Rays

Kokanee, Lake Trout, Bass, Perch, Rainbow, Sunfish, Crappie

Brown trout, Rainbow, Bass, Yellow Perch, Bullhead

•Trout, ••Other, Bass

N/A Concrete •Trout, ••Other, Bass

No

No

No

No

No

Yes Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No No

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

No No

No No

Yes Yes Yes No

Yes

No

No

No

Comments

Picnic shelter, drinking fountain, boat launch,

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

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

Camping, restrooms, docks, campfire spots. No fee; first come, first serve. 446-3083

4 miles E. Furport

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

Gravel boat launch, scenic falls, restrooms. 509-892-1001

WDFW access with boat launch, private campgrounds, stores, restaurants. 509-892-1001.

WDFW access with boat launch. 509-892-1001

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

Undeveloped campsites, public access, picnic shelter.

Primitive, walk-in. 447-7300

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full bar, fuel, cabins, Yes Yes Cafe, Cafe,509-684-5657 full bar, groceries, fuel,groceries, cabins, camping, boatcamping, rental, RV, boat RV, Dock Sunfish, tent Campgrounds: sites.. Two Forest tent rental, sites. 509-684-5657. TwoBass, ForestTrout Service Service Campgrounds: LakeGillette Gillettehas has30,14located sites; Gillette has 30, Lake Gillette has 14 sites; just across located just Gillette. across from Boatuseramp a daypass use from Lake BoatLake rampGillette. and a day fee.and Season fee. Season pass available. available.

Yes Rest./ Yes Yes Stores

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

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Large Mouth Bass, Rainbow, Kokanee, Sunfish, Eastern Brook

Rainbow

Eastern Brook, Rainbow

Cutthroat

Cutthroat, Tiger, Rainbow

N/A Gravel & •Trout, ••Other, Bass Concrete

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42

43

Ione City Park

RiverView Motel

Edgewater

Blueslide Resort (fee)

45 47

48

Old Ruby Ferry Road (E)

Panhandle

Usk General Store

51

Gregg’s Addition -

50

Oldtown Rotary Park (Below Albeni Dam, ID)

Sandy Shores

49

Pioneer Park

NEWPORT AREA

44

Old Ruby Ferry Road (W)

MID RIVER

38

Box Canyon Dam “Campbell Pond”

•Trout, ••Other, Bass

•Trout, ••Other, Bass

Gravel

•Trout, ••Other, Bass, Pike

Concrete •Trout, ••Other, Bass

Gravel

Gravel

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

No No

No No

No No

No No

No No

No No

No No

No No

No

No

No

No

No No

No No

No No

No No

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

Rustic.

Rustic.

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

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

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

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

Limited parking.

Limited parking.

Launch is in Idaho; River enters Wash. state downstream; 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

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

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

Yes Yes Yes Store, gas, picnicking, propane. No air. 445-1294

No

No

No

Yes Yes both

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

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

N/A Concrete •Trout, ••Other, Bass

N/A Concrete •Trout, ••Other, Bass

N/A Concrete •Trout, ••Other, Bass

N/A Concrete •Trout, ••Other, Bass

N/A

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N/A

N/A

N/A Concrete •Trout, ••Other, Bass Pike, Sunfish

N/A Concrete •Trout, ••Other, Bass, Yellow Perch, Walleye

N/A Next door • Trout, ••Other, Bass to Ione Pk.

N/A Concrete •Trout, ••Other, Bass

N/A Gravel & •Trout, ••Other, Bass Concrete

grounds nearby. 446-4641


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