The wide open spaces of Lake Roosevelt make it an ideal and tranquil destination for fishing and hunting. There are over 30 species of fish in the lake. Annually, over 500,000 rainbow trout and 500,000 kokanee are stocked in the lake. Other common sport fish are large and small mouth bass, walleye, and perch. Seasonally, hunters seek whitetail and mule deer, black bear, elk, pheasant, quail, grouse, chukar, and wild turkey. Waterfowl, ducks, and geese are, of course, plentiful as well.
Hunting and fishing also require accountability and responsibility. Besides licenses, there are regulations and safety measures that must be followed. In the Lake Roosevelt area, start by knowing if you are on tribal, county, private, state or federal land. Based on where you are located, the information below provides you telephone numbers and Internet addresses to assure a safe and enjoyable journey.
On federal lands, within the recreation area, Washington state regulations apply. On the reservations, tribal regulations apply. For private landowners, always obtain permission to hunt on their land.
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
- For general contact licensing: 360-902-2464, https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov/wdfw/special_permits.html
- Purchase a license or tag, or locate a concession: (866) 246-9453, http://wdfw.wa.gov/licensing/
- Submit a special hunt application: (866) 246-9453 or http://wdfw.wa.gov/licensing/
- Submit a hunter report: (877) 945-3492 or http://wdfw.wa.gov/licensing/ or https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov/wdfw/licenses_hunter_report.html
- Fishing in Washington Regulation Pamphlet, or locate a concession: http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/
- Washington Big Game Hunting Seasons and Rules Pamphlet, or locate a concession: http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/
- Report poaching, or cougar or bear encounters to Game Warden: www.wdfw.wa.gov/enforcement/
Colville Confederated Tribes
To purchase a fishing license, receive information or a regulation pamphlet, or locate a concession: (509) 634-2110 or (800) 549-0028
Spokane Indian Tribe
To purchase a fishing license, receive information or a regulation pamphlet, or locate a concession: (509) 722-4445