Leader Lake

Located near Okanogan, Leader is now open year round.  There is a DNR campground at both sides of the lake with boat launching facilities.  A diverse population of spiny rays (bass, bluegills, crappie, yellow perch) and rainbow trout makes this lake a favorite among local anglers both in the summer and winter.  Expect to catch rainbow trout in the 11-14 inch range in the late spring and early summer, and crappie, bass, and bluegill in the summer, fall, and winter.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good
Shore access is good from the DNR campgrounds to the lake edge.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Okanogan
Acreage: 155.00 ac.
Elevation: 2258 ft.
Center: 48.359905, -119.678267
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Fishing prospects calendar

Rainbow trout
  • January: Fair fishing - All month
  • February: Fair fishing - All month
  • March: Fair fishing - All month
  • April: Good fishing - All month
  • May: Good fishing - All month
  • June: Good fishing - All month
  • July: Fair fishing - All month
  • August: Fair fishing - All month
  • September: Fair fishing - All month
  • October: Fair fishing - All month
  • November: Fair fishing - All month
  • December: Fair fishing - All month
Bluegill
  • January: Fair fishing - All month
  • February: Fair fishing - All month
  • March: Fair fishing - All month
  • April: Fair fishing - All month
  • May: Good fishing - All month
  • June: Good fishing - All month
  • July: Good fishing - All month
  • August: Fair fishing - All month
  • September: Fair fishing - All month
  • October: Fair fishing - All month
  • November: Fair fishing - All month
  • December: Fair fishing - All month
Black crappie
  • January: Fair fishing - All month
  • February: Fair fishing - All month
  • March: Fair fishing - All month
  • April: Fair fishing - All month
  • May: Good fishing - All month
  • June: Good fishing - All month
  • July: Good fishing - All month
  • August: Fair fishing - All month
  • September: Fair fishing - All month
  • October: Fair fishing - All month
  • November: Fair fishing - All month
  • December: Fair fishing - All month

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