Lake Beth

Located within a string of three lakes (Big and Little Beaver Lakes being the other two), Beth Lake provides an opening day fishery.  A U.S. Forest Service campground is located just below the lake with a concrete boat launch.  Expect rainbow trout in the 10-12 inch range, along with an occassional cutthroat and tiger trout.  Surveys in 2017 have found an abundance of illegally planted Lake chub.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Good access for bank anglers along highway bordering lake.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Okanogan
Acreage: 24.60 ac.
Elevation: 2780 ft.
Center: 48.859356, -118.988903
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: LK BETH (OKAN)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
May 10, 2017 Rainbow 350 2.5 WELLS HATCHERY
May 16, 2016 Rainbow 200 2.5 WELLS HATCHERY
Jun 10, 2015 Rainbow 175 2.5 WELLS HATCHERY
Nov 10, 2014 Rainbow 1,000 2.5 CHELAN HATCHERY
Oct 23, 2013 Rainbow 1,000 2.5 CHELAN HATCHERY
Apr 29, 2008 Rainbow 1,008 2.67 CHELAN HATCHERY
Apr 24, 2007 Rainbow 3,530 3 CHELAN HATCHERY
May 12, 2006 Rainbow 3,510 2.6 CHELAN HATCHERY
May 6, 2002 Rainbow 3,525 3 CHELAN HATCHERY
May 17, 2001 Rainbow 768 2.5 CHELAN 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

Westslope cutthroat trout

See chart for details.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year