Fishing East Lake

East Lake has a variety of fishing opportunities for kokanee, rainbow trout, and large browns. This lake is the place to be in the summer, it's busy and has a great hatch during the summer. Just after ice out, the southern side of the lake is ripe for hungry rainbows and big browns in the evening. On the north side, the lake is nearly 160' deep and provides home to a large number of kokanee. Large browns can be hunted on the south side of the lake in the summer once the large underwater grasses have grown in.

East Lake Fishing Regulations

  • Wild rainbow trout must be released
  • The lake is open untli the snow gate at the entry to the park is closed

Be sure to check the Fishing Regulations and Emergency Rules  for this area.

East Lake Weather

Fishing Maps of the East Lake

Our East Lake fishing maps show areas we love to fish. If you've never fished here before these are great places to start.

East Lake Campground

Southwest Humps

North Wall Kokanee Troll

Northwest Kokanee Jigging

Brown Trout Ice-Out Trolling

East Lake Recommended Flies

The flies we've listed below are some of the locals favorites for this section of the water. If you're interested in learning to tie these flies, we've included links to show you how!

East Lake Stocking Schedule

DateTotal Fish Stocked
June 20202500
July 20202500

East Lake Fishing Reports

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Community Reports

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Local Fly Shop and Guide Reports

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Fishing Spots near East Lake

Be sure to check out nearby fishing spots, they're less than 15 miles away from East Lake!