Fishing At Dworshak Reservoir
AKA: Dworshak Lake
What to fish for...
Fishing for smallmouth bass, black crappie, rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, kokanee salmon and steelhead at Dworshak Reservoir in Idaho.
Extending more than 50 miles, Dworshak Reservoir covers 16,500 surface acres providing excellent fishing lake in the northwest part of the state. Much of the 175 miles of shoreline is mostly accessible by boat. There are roads surrounding the lake, some primitive, that do provide some access for fishing from the bank. Shoreline fishing is available along sections of the roads that run close to the lake, at both ends of Dent Bridge, and the campgrounds and boat launch ramps. Fishing and pleasure boats are welcome as are pontoon boats, canoes and kayaks. The lake has no restrictions on boat motor HP. At an elevation of only 1,600 feet above sea level, the waters are ideal for both warm-water and cold-water fish species. Trout, salmon, steelhead, crappie and bass are favorites here and the lake receives annual stockings of rainbow trout.
Primary fish species residing in Dworshak Reservoir
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Dworshak Reservoir Amenities
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: NO
Bait & Tackle: NO
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Big Eddy Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Viewpoint Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Bruce's Eddy Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, off A Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Canyon Creek Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, southeast side, off Canyon Creek Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Dent Acres Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, northwest section, north side, off Old Dent Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Freeman Creek Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Three Meadows Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Big Eddy Lodge and Marina
3286 Viewpoint Rd
Ahsahka, ID 83520
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Dworshak State Park Campground - 888 922-6743
Freeman Creek Campground - 208 476-3132
Dent Acres Campground - 208 476-1255
Best Western Lodge at River's Edge - 208 476-9999
Helgeson Place Hotel Suites - 208 476-5729
White Pine Motel - 208 476-7093
Dworshak Reservoir ID Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Dworshak State Park
9934 Freeman Creek
Lenore, ID 83541
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Dworshak Reservoir offers trout, salmon, steelhead, crappie and bass fishing in northwest Idaho.