Lake Lenore

Lake Lenore is located just north of Soap Lake along State Route 17.  Lenore is most famous for its very alkaline waters that only Lahontan Cutthroat Trout can survive in.  This lake is an anglers best chance to catch a trout pushing or slightly exceeding 30 inches.  Several trout in the low to mid 20 inches also exist.  The best fishing time is during the fall months.  Fishing can be productive during other months of the year, but anglers will need to locate where fish are holding.  This lake is best fished from a boat, canoe, float tube, or pontoon boat.  Internal combustion motors are prohibited.  Anglers are also advised that wind can become very strong.   



Fishing Prospects Calendar

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Lake Information

Grant County
Lake Acreage: 1,406.3
Elevation: 1,078 feet
Eastside Washington

Lake Management Type
Trout emphasis

Sport Fishing Regulations & Seasons

Emergency Rule Updates
Fishing closures and openings happen constantly throughout the year. The E-Rules keep you up-to-date.

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Two-Pole Fishing Allowed

Special Fishing Restrictions

  • Selective Gear Rules in effect

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