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Leader Lake
Photo of Leader Lake

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) 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.


Fishing Prospects Calendar

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Fishing Expectation

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Species you might catch

Brown bullhead
Brown trout
Largemouth bass
Smallmouth bass
Yellow perch

Lake Information

Okanogan County
Lake Acreage: 155.0
Elevation: 2,258 feet
Eastside Washington

Lake Management Type
Mixed species - Warmwater emphasis

Sport Fishing Regulations & Seasons

Emergency Rule Updates
Fishing closures and openings happen constantly throughout the year. The E-Rules keep you up-to-date.


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Two-Pole Fishing Allowed

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