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Bonaparte Lake
Photo of Bonaparte Lake

A very scenic lake located near Tonasket that provides a diverse year round fishery.  A USFS campground and private resort has camping, cabins, and boat launching facilities. Bonaparte is also a popular winter ice fishing lake.  Expect kokanee in the 10-12 inch range along with triploid eastern brook trout, tiger trout, and the occassional lake trout.  Anglers are encouraged to remove as many smallmouth bass as the daily limit provides for in order to decrease their competition effects on the trout species.

Lead ban is in effect for Bonaparte.


Fishing Prospects Calendar

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KokaneeFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All month
Tiger troutFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All month
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Fishing Expectation

Excellent

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Type of Opportunity Full Month Full month 1st half of month only 1st half only 2nd half of month only 2nd half only No opportunity No opportunity

Species you might catch

Lake trout
Rainbow trout
Smallmouth bass

Lake Information

Okanogan County
Lake Acreage: 151.7
Elevation: 3,556 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

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