Forde Lake

Located within WDFW Sinlahekin Wildlife Area six miles south of Loomis.  Forde Lake is normally not planted, but contains a good population of eastern brook trout in the 8-10 inch range.  Best fished early in the year before weed growth increases and with a small boat or float tube. 

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Heavey cattail growth around lake limits shore access

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Okanogan
Acreage: 8.80 ac.
Elevation: 1568 ft.
Center: 48.736591, -119.66736
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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


Forde Lake
Photo by WDFW