Ask, “How’s the fishing?” to anyone who has fished Curlew Lake, as well as Ferry County’s many other lakes and rivers, and the answer you’ll likely receive is, “The fishing is great!” In the spring and early summer, you’ll find it…
Ferry County Washington provides fishing men and women with some of the best trout, bass, and tiger muskie fishing in Washington State. We provide photos and information about some of the best places to fish, as well as articles about which lures to use locally, and a fishing map showing where to drop a hook or troll fish on Curlew Lake. We have everything you need to plan a great fishing vacation.
Curlew Lake is a long, narrow lake, nestled in the glacier-carved hills north of Republic, Washington. Little known outside of Washington State, this lovely, seven-mile-long lake has been the summer hangout for generations of families from Seattle and Spokane, who vacation and hold family reunions at the lake.
Tent camp site at Curlew Lake State Park. Launch a boat, fish from the dock, swim off their sandy beach…. Curlew Lake State Park, located ten miles north of Republic, Washington (in Ferry County), offers visitors a lines-free boat launch and choice of 82 campsites dotted across the park’s 127 acres of uncrowded, grass-covered hills. […]
The Kettle River begins its journey to the Columbia River at Holmes Lake in British Columbia. It first enters the U.S. at Midway in Ferry County, Washington. It then loops down, south east, to Curlew, WA.; then heads north east to Danville, where it crosses back into Canada. The Kettle River then re-enters the U.S. […]
This off-the-beaten path, but easily-accessed lake offers visitors to the Colville National Forest a tranquil location to camp, fish, and hike. With its handful of camp sites and ban on combustion engines, the lake is quiet enough to hear ducks and loons calling to each other across the lake.
A tiny, clear-water lake, perfect for fly fishing…. Slightly more than a pond and a bit less than a full-fledged lake, tree- and cattail-lined Fish Lake, Washington is set high in the hills of the Colville National Forest, just a third of a mile drive or an easy hike from the Long Lake campgrounds. Frequented […]
Find out where the rainbow trout, tiger muskie, and bass fish are hiding. Discover great, year-round bait and troll fishing at Curlew Lake in Ferry County, Washington. Your best fishing opportunities are pen-reared rainbow trout in spring and early summer, large mouth bass in summer and fall, and tiger muskies year round (check regulations for […]
Clear-water lake with shaded camp sites and a hiking trail…. Hidden high in the hills of the Colville National Forest is Long Lake, a small and often-overlooked, clear-water lake with shaded camp sites and a hiking trail. In the late spring and early summer, the lake draws local fly fishers and anglers in search of […]
Fly fishing, swimming, and shady camp grounds. Trout fishing at its best…. Swan Lake is a clear-water lake located in the Colville National Forest, just off Highway 21, south of Republic, Washington. In the late spring and summer months, the lake is frequented by local anglers and fly fishers after brook, rainbow, and cutthroat trout. […]
Camp and trout fish on the San Poil River…. Ten Mile Campground is located just off of Hwy. 21 and adjacent to the San Poil River. The shallow, bubbling waters of the San Poil provide cool relief from the summer heat and opportunities for anglers and fly fishers to catch a dinner of brook trout. […]
A common question asked by fisherman is “What fly works in this lake?” When you are trying to choose trolling flies the question should be “What is the feed in this lake?” If you know what the fish are eating at the time you are fishing, you will have a very good idea of what […]
Trolling Flies are designed to look like natural trout prey, attracting the trout’s attention enough to investigate a possible food source, while being pulled through the water. However these flies can only do this when they are in the vicinity of the fish and that means they need to be fairly deep in the water… […]
Trolling flies are flies designed to attract trout in lakes at the trout’s resting depth, and to mimic the trout’s natural food sources. It is no small chore to create lures that mimic the natural food source while being pulled through the water at the end of your fishing line. Joan Lake, author of Trolling […]