Palmer Lake

Located near Loomis, Palmer is a diverse fishery with several species available that provides fishing year round.  There is a BLM access site with concrete boat launch, and a DNR site with gravel launch and camping areas.  A private resort is also on the lake with cabins and RV spots.  The popular kokanee fishery appeared to have suffered a massive mortality event in 2016.  Beginning in 2018, WDFW began restocking fry into Palmer lake to restart the kokanee fishery.  The fruits of that labor will not likely be known until 2020.  Yellow perch from 6-10 inches are frequently caught throughout the year.  Palmer is a popular winter lake and provides good perch fishing through the ice.  Largemouth and smallmouth bass are also present in the 1-3 lb range.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good
Shore access is limited to either DNR or BLM access sites.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Okanogan
Acreage: 2032.50 ac.
Elevation: 1150 ft.
Center: 48.893104, -119.618705
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Fishing prospects calendar

Largemouth bass
  • January: Poor fishing - All month
  • February: Poor fishing - All month
  • March: Poor 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: Poor fishing - All month
  • December: Poor fishing - All month
Yellow perch
  • January: Good fishing - All month
  • February: Good 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: Good fishing - All month
  • October: Good fishing - All month
  • November: Good fishing - All month
  • December: Good fishing - All month
Smallmouth bass
  • January: Poor fishing - All month
  • February: Poor fishing - All month
  • March: Poor 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: Poor fishing - All month
  • December: Poor fishing - All month

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