Campbell Lake

Located on Methow Wildlife Area three miles east of Winthrop.  Campbell changed in July 2018 to a year round fishery with a limit of two trout over 14 inches.  It is best fished with a small boat or float tube.  This lake does have a tendency to winterkill and often times requires a catchable trout plant in mid to late April to maintain good fishing throughout the summer.  There is a WDFW access site with a gravel boat launch.  Water levels have risen dramatically since the 2014 wildfires creating excellent carryover rainbows.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Good for ice fishing

Shoreline access: Good - Heavey vegaetation along shoreline makes bank fishing difficult.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Okanogan
Acreage: 10.70 ac.
Elevation: 2815 ft.
Center: 48.442031, -120.066884
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: CAMPBELL LK (OKAN)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
May 9, 2023 Rainbow 300 1.3 WELLS HATCHERY
May 9, 2023 Rainbow 300 1.3 WELLS HATCHERY
Apr 29, 2022 Tiger Trout 825 2.2 OMAK HATCHERY
Apr 18, 2022 Rainbow 300 2.2 WELLS HATCHERY
May 12, 2021 Rainbow 331 1.75 WELLS HATCHERY
May 12, 2021 Rainbow 75 1 WELLS HATCHERY
Apr 28, 2020 Rainbow 300 2.12 WELLS HATCHERY
May 8, 2019 Rainbow 300 2.1 WELLS HATCHERY
Apr 27, 2018 Rainbow 25 0.8 WELLS HATCHERY
Apr 27, 2018 Rainbow 300 2.2 WELLS HATCHERY

Fishing prospects calendar

Rainbow trout

Fishing success for Rainbow Trout is generally best in the spring when thousands of fish are stocked statewide, but they can be caught year-round in most waters with a little patience and persistence. Success remains high into June and gradually declines as water temperatures increase and fish move offshore to stay cool. Fish that escaped the spring harvest return to the nearshore areas in the fall as waters cool off. Some waters may also be stocked again in the fall further boosting catch rates.
Chart showing fishing prospects throughout the calendar year


Campbell Lake
Photo by WDFW