Antilon Lake (Upper)

Located about 11 miles northwest of Chelan, this lake is stocked each spring with Brown Trout and Triploid Eastern Brook Trout.  In recent years angler reports indicate that fishing for trout has been poor.  In 2023 WDFW conducted a spring survey and determined that a "winter kill" occurred during 2022/2023.  At present, it is uncertain if any Black Crappie or Pumpkinseed Sunfish remain as a result of this event.  WDFW has and will continue to stock trout and monitor the population in order to best inform anglers of the lake's fishing prospects.  Internal combustion engines are prohibited per Chelan County ordinance 85-36.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Bad - Public land borders much of the lake, but emergent aquatic vegetation allows only fair access with few areas to fish from the shoreline..

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Chelan
Acreage: 33.60 ac.
Elevation: 2329 ft.
Center: 47.97575, -120.160764
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: ANTILON LK - NORTH (UPPER) (CHEL)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Sep 21, 2023 Brown Trout 460 2.7 CHELAN HATCHERY
Sep 20, 2023 Brown Trout 540 2.7 CHELAN HATCHERY

Fishing prospects calendar

Black crappie

Fishing improves throughout the Spring, peaking during the spawn. Summer is a slight lull, while Fall sees an improvement as waters cool, vegetation dies back, and prey becomes more available. During winter, the bite is slower, but anglers can have great success fishing through the ice when conditions are safe.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year

Pumpkinseed Sunfish

Pumpkinseed Sunfish are ubiquitous in most lowland lakes and readily caught year-round. Fishing is best in the spring and summer, peaking during the spawn in June. Fish move offshore into deeper waters through the fall as water temperatures cool making it more difficult to target them. Winter is the most difficult season to catch Pumpkinseed, but persistent anglers can find nice-sized schools offshore.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year


Antilon Lake (Upper)
Photo by WDFW