Lake Pateros

Located upstream of Wells Dam, this twenty (20) mile long reservoir contains a variety of fish species, but it noted for Steelhead, Chinook salmon, and Sockeye salmon fisheries.  Seasons for these species are based on abundance of fish runs and can be located either in the WDFW fishing pamphlet or by searching the WDFW website for fishery rule changes.  Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth bass and Walleye are also available.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good
There are many public access areas along this stretch of the Columbia River.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Douglas
Acreage: 8098.70 ac.
Elevation: 783 ft.
Center: 48.095239, -119.767055
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