Wannacut Lake

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Located four miles southwest of Oroville on Wannacut Lake Road.  WDFW access site with boat launch, private resort with cabins, camping, and launch facilities. Rainbows in the 10-12 inch range, with carryovers to 14 inches.  Best fished with a boat due to limited shore access.  Deep, cold waters affords good fishing well into the summer months.   

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Limited shore access at north and south ends only.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Okanogan
Acreage: 428.60 ac.
Elevation: 1858 ft.
Center: 48.886955, -119.519362
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: WANNACUT LK (OKAN)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Apr 14, 2017 Rainbow 2,000 2.5 WELLS HATCHERY
Apr 14, 2017 Rainbow 125 1 WELLS HATCHERY
Apr 5, 2016 Rainbow 103 0.57 TROUT LODGE COMMERCIAL
Mar 29, 2016 Rainbow 2,000 2.5 WELLS HATCHERY
May 28, 2015 Rainbow 150 1 WELLS HATCHERY
May 26, 2015 Rainbow 2,000 2.5 WELLS HATCHERY
May 15, 2014 Rainbow 250 1 WELLS HATCHERY
Apr 9, 2014 Rainbow 2,600 2.5 WELLS HATCHERY
Apr 2, 2014 Rainbow 367 0.67 TROUT LODGE COMMERCIAL
Apr 18, 2013 Rainbow 250 1.3 WELLS HATCHERY

Fishing prospects calendar

Rainbow trout

Fishing success for Rainbow Trout is generally best in the spring when thousands of fish are stocked statewide, but they can be caught year-round in most waters with a little patience and persistence. Success remains high into June and gradually declines as water temperatures increase and fish move offshore to stay cool. Fish that escaped the spring harvest return to the nearshore areas in the fall as waters cool off. Some waters may also be stocked again in the fall further boosting catch rates.
Chart showing fishing prospects throughout the calendar year

Largemouth bass

Fishing improves throughout the spring as waters warm and fish move onshore, peaking during the spawn. Summer is a slight lull though dawn/dusk hours can be very good. Catch improves in Fall as waters cool, vegetation begins to die back, and prey becomes more available. Winter is the hardest time because fish are offshore and slow moving.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year


Wannacut Lake
Photo by WDFW