Osoyoos Lake

Located above Zosel Dam in Oroville, this lake spans the border with Canada.  Good smallmouth fishing spring through fall months.  Kokanee are also present, and in years of good returns.  Sockeye are occasionally caught during good return years, but is not frequent as fish quickly migrate through seeking the cooler north end of the lake.  There are usually no fishing seasons for steelhead and chinook salmon in Osoyoos.  Best fished from a boat that can be launched at the state park at the south end of the lake.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good
Except at state park, private property makes shore access difficult

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Okanogan
Acreage: 2062.30 ac.
Elevation: 916 ft.
Center: 48.977513, -119.437142
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Fishing prospects calendar

Smallmouth bass
  • 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: Good fishing - All month
  • September: Good fishing - All month
  • October: Fair fishing - All month
  • November: Fair fishing - All month
  • December: Fair fishing - All month