Fishing & Boating in Spokane

Whether you're a fishing pro or completely new to the sport, the tranquil waters of the Spokane area are amazing places to cast for trout, bass, whitefish, and more all year round. In Eastern Washington, trout are spring crowd pleasers, especially in the lakes that open in late April. However, bass, panfish, and catfish are more easily and widely found providing great fishing even into the hot summer months. Whether you're taking out the boat, or fly fishing we have the resources you need for fishing and boating in Spokane. Below you'll find 10 amazing fishing lakes and some local boat launches so you can be enjoying the water in no time.

Top 10 Local Fishing Holes

In no order, we've mapped out the 10 best fishing areas near Spokane. Bass are the primary catch in these lakes but, for more lakes and rivers to fish see our Lakes and Rivers page. If you're new to fishing in the Washington area, be sure to check the WDFW regulations page for local rules, seasons, and access regulations.

Riverside State Park Fishing

If you prefer river fishing, there are numerous spots around Spokane that make for amazing fly fishing. The southern portion of Riverside State Park features numerous access points that offer great opportunities to catch Redband Trout. To fish in Washington State Parks, you will need a recreational license from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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