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Fishing in the Okanogan! 


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 Okanogan Country is known for its spectacular natural scenery and diverse fishing opportunities. We have over 400 lakes and streams, offering a variety of fish species that make it a paradise for anglers. 

Okanogan County's lakes and streams are home to a variety of fish species, including rainbow trout, kokanee salmon, bull trout, cutthroat trout, and smallmouth bass, among others. The county's waterways are also stocked regularly by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, ensuring that there's always plenty of fish to catch.

One of the most popular fishing spots in Okanogan County is Omak Lake. This large, deep lake is home to a variety of fish species, including rainbow trout, kokanee salmon, and smallmouth bass. The lake is open year-round and offers excellent fishing opportunities throughout the year. In the summer months, anglers can often be found trolling the lake for kokanee salmon. 

Another popular fishing spot in Okanogan County is Palmer Lake. This small, shallow lake is home to rainbow and cutthroat trout and is a great spot for fly fishing. The lake is stocked regularly by the state, and anglers can often catch their limit in just a few hours. The lake is also a popular spot for ice fishing in the winter months.

For those looking for a more challenging fishing experience, the Chewuch River is a great spot to try. The river is home to a variety of fish species, including bull trout, cutthroat trout, and rainbow trout. The river is known for its fast currents, so fishing here can be challenging, but the rewards are worth it for those who are successful.

When planning a fishing trip to Okanogan County, it's important to check the regulations before heading out. Each lake and stream may have its own specific regulations regarding catch limits, fishing methods, and seasons, so it's important to be familiar with these before starting to fish.

 Okanogan Country is a fantastic destination for fishing enthusiasts. With its numerous lakes and streams and a variety of fish species to catch, there's something for every angler in this beautiful region. Whether you're looking for a relaxing day on the lake or a challenging fishing experience in a fast-moving river, Okanogan Country has it all. 

You can also check out out free fishing guide here.

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