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Ell Lake
Photo of Ell LakeLocated twelve (12) miles southeast of Tonasket on Aeneas Valley Road.  Recent extremely low water levels at Ell have precluded any substantial fish plants in recent years.  In 2011, a small group (250) of fingerling rainbows were planted in Ell.  No reports on whether those fish survived the winter.  The is a WDFW access area loctaed at the lake, but boats/tubes must be carried to the shoreline.  This lake was planted in spring 2013 with catchable rainbows and should provide some fall fishing this year.

Species you might catch

Rainbow trout

Lake Information

Okanogan County
Lake Acreage: 22.4
Elevation: 2,601 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

Access Sites / Boat Ramps on this Lake

WDFW Water Access Sites

Fish Plants & Stocking Reports