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
Good for ice fishing
Shoreline access: Good - Shore access is good from the DNR campgrounds to the lake edge.
Species you might catch
- Black crappie
- Brown bullhead
- Brown trout
- Largemouth bass
- Rainbow trout
- Smallmouth bass
- Yellow perch
Acreage: 155.00 ac.
Elevation: 2258 ft.
Center: 48.359905, -119.678267
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Catchable fish plants
|Stock Date||Species||Number Released||Number of Fish Per Pound||Facility|
|Sep 30, 2022||Brown Trout||3,250||2.5||CHELAN HATCHERY|
|Sep 29, 2022||Brown Trout||3,500||2.5||CHELAN HATCHERY|
|Sep 23, 2022||Brown Trout||3,250||2.5||CHELAN HATCHERY|
|Apr 18, 2022||Rainbow||4,000||2.26||WELLS HATCHERY|
|Oct 12, 2021||Rainbow||2,500||2.4||CHELAN HATCHERY|
|Apr 22, 2021||Rainbow||100||2.16||WELLS HATCHERY|
|Oct 22, 2020||Rainbow||800||3||CHELAN HATCHERY|
|Oct 1, 2020||Tiger Trout||4,200||2.5||CHELAN HATCHERY|
|Apr 27, 2020||Rainbow||3,600||2.16||WELLS HATCHERY|
|Nov 1, 2019||Rainbow||1,000||2.5||CHELAN HATCHERY|