Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Horseshoe Lake, Spokane County, Washington

Small Boats, No Motors Allowed
Horseshoe Lake (elevation 2440) is a 68 acre lake located 9.5 miles west of Nine Mile Falls. With the majority of the lake in lily pads most of the year, it affords excellent surface fishing for Bass in the morning and evenings. When the "bite" slows, try for "Cats" with crawlers in the shallows. If Bass and Catfish aren't down your alley, go for the "Bows" lurking in the deep water at the southeast end. To reach Horseshoe Lake take Nine Mile Road then west on Seven Mile Road to Coulee Hite Road for approximately 9 miles. Turn north on McLaughin Road to Kitt Road. Where there is a boat launch at the north end.

Bass in the morning and evenings. When the "bite" slows, try for "Cats" with crawlers in the shallows. If Bass and Catfish aren't down your alley, go for the "Bows" lurking in the deep water at the southeast end. 

Horseshoe Lake (68 acres/Elevation 2440 – Next to Woods Lake) is a shallow lake and mostly covered in lily pads through most of the year. SE portion of the lake next to the put-in site is an area up to 51' deep, and open water that is more open to the wind. This lake is 10 miles west of Nine Mile Falls. Horseshoe is a popular fishing lake and can be a nice lake to sail and kayak on. This lake is a popular fishing lake known mostly by the locals. While at this lake my son and I took pictures of a Bald Eagle at its nest on the shore of this lake eating a fish, very beautiful location. The put-in site is not an official boat launch but gravel dirt area suited for kayaks/canoes and small light weight fishing boats. This site is available via a private land owner and can be closed quickly if users do not take care of it (the lake is privately owned). Pick up trash whether its yours or not. Directions & Maps: Go to http://www.mapquest.com type the city of Deep Creek WA. (on HWY 2 next to the Spokane Airport) then zoom in and locate N. Wood Rd. just west of this city, follow this road N. to W. Kitt Rd. turn onto this road to access this lake. Note that you can also travel further North on N. Woods Rd. then turn west onto Prewitt Rd, then South onto N. McLaughlin Rd, and east onto W. Kitt Rd. (You will see a yellow sign that will say Summer Road to keep you on track – Beware this road has a lot of ruts).


Muddy, dirt primitive launch site

Bald Eagles make this lake their home
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