Patterson Lake

Located just west of Winthrop, Patterson provides a diverse fishery during most of the year.  There is a WDFW access site with gravel boat launch in addition to a private resort with cabins and small boat rentals.  Expect to catch kokanee in the 10-11 inch range and yellow perch in the 6-8 inch range. Both largemouth and smallmouth bass inhabit the lake and are best caught during early morning or late in the evening.  The lake has become a populat ice fishery with anglers catching trout, kokanee, and yellow perch.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good
Shore access is from the road along side of the lake and from the WDFW parking lot.

WDFW water access areas on this lake

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Okanogan
Acreage: 160.20 ac.
Elevation: 2391 ft.
Center: 48.456386, -120.245597
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Fishing prospects calendar

Yellow perch
  • January: Good fishing - All month
  • February: Good fishing - All month
  • March: Fair fishing - All month
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  • November: Good fishing - All month
  • December: Good fishing - All month
Rainbow trout
  • January: Fair fishing - All month
  • February: Fair fishing - All month
  • March: Fair fishing - All month
  • April: Good fishing - Second half of month
  • May: Good fishing - All month
  • June: Good fishing - All month
  • July: Fair fishing - All month
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  • December: Fair fishing - All month
Kokanee
  • January: Fair fishing - All month
  • February: Fair fishing - All month
  • March: Fair fishing - All month
  • April: Good fishing - Second half of 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