Ell Lake

Located 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.  The is a WDFW access area loctaed at the lake, but boats/tubes must be carried to the shoreline.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Special fishing restrictions:

Shoreline access: Good - Good access via WDFW lands adjacent to the lake

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Okanogan
Acreage: 22.40 ac.
Elevation: 2601 ft.
Center: 48.604481, -119.11741
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: ELL LK (OKAN)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
May 5, 2023 Rainbow 50 1.3 WELLS HATCHERY
May 27, 2018 Rainbow 100 1.85 WELLS HATCHERY
Apr 29, 2013 Rainbow 100 2.5 WELLS HATCHERY
Apr 29, 2013 Rainbow 100 2.6 WELLS HATCHERY
Apr 21, 2008 Rainbow 100 1 WELLS HATCHERY
Apr 21, 2008 Rainbow 300 3 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


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