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Wenatchee Lake
Photo of Wenatchee Lake

Fifteen miles north of Leavenworth. Several campgrounds and access areas surround the lake. This natural lake does not provide any significant trout fishery.

 It is closed to Kokanee angling. Since no Kokanee have been stocked here in many years, and there apparently is no natural spawning of Kokanee in the system, all so-called "Kokanee" are probably juvenile anadromous Sockeye salmon. The WDFW is trying to increase Sockeye abundance to the point where annual sport fisheries can occur. Check local newspapers, the WDFW web site, or with the WDFW regional office in Ephrata for the latest information. The lake is closed to fishing for Bull Trout so anglers are reminded to carefully release all Bull Trout that are inadvertantly caught. This lake is the main rearing area for these native char in the Wenatchee basin. Bull Trout are a species of concern and thus their season is closed throughout most of the state.

Species you might catch

Bridgelip sucker
Bull trout
Carp
Chinook salmon
Crawfish
Mountain whitefish
Northern pikeminnow
Sculpin
Sockeye salmon
Steelhead
Westslope cutthroat

Lake Information

Chelan County
Lake Acreage: 2,426.7
Elevation: 1,872 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 NOT allowed

Access Sites / Boat Ramps on this Lake

Fish Plants & Stocking Reports