Big Green Lake

A quality trout water located adjacent to Little Green lake near Omak.  Fishing regulations were changed in July 2018 to year round fisheries with maximum harvest of 2 trout over 14 inches.  A recent rehabilitation of the lakes to remove illegally planted goldfish has restored the lakes to quality waters.  There is a campground with campsites and a concrete boat launch.  Expect rainbow in the 11-13 inch range with few carryover fish to 15 inches.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Good for ice fishing

Special fishing restrictions:

Shoreline access: Good - Good access from WDFW property along east side of lake.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Okanogan
Acreage: 45.40 ac.
Elevation: 1561 ft.
Center: 48.445821, -119.629553
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: GREEN LK (OKAN)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Apr 9, 2018 Rainbow 125 0.8 WELLS HATCHERY
Apr 9, 2018 Rainbow 1,700 2.2 WELLS HATCHERY
May 24, 2017 Rainbow 1,200 2.5 WELLS HATCHERY
May 24, 2017 Rainbow 100 1 WELLS HATCHERY
Mar 22, 2016 Rainbow 3,500 2.3 WELLS HATCHERY
May 26, 2015 Rainbow 300 2.5 WELLS HATCHERY
Nov 13, 2014 Rainbow 1,250 2.43 CHELAN HATCHERY
May 9, 2014 Rainbow 1,000 2.5 WELLS HATCHERY
Jun 17, 2011 Rainbow 100 1 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


Green Lake
Photo by WDFW