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Cougar Lake
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Located on Methow Wildlife Area four (4) miles east of Winthrop.  Anglers need to be aware of gear and bag limit restrictions based on time of year.  Expect rainbows in the 10-12 inch range.  Lake has a tendency to winterkill, so some supplemental plants of catchable rainbows may be needed in spring each year.  Spring plants of catchable rainbow should provide fish in the 12-14 inch range during the fall fishery.


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Species you might catch

Tiger trout

Lake Information

Okanogan County
Lake Acreage: 6.9
Elevation: 3,213 feet
Eastside Washington

Lake Management Type
Trout 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

Special Fishing Restrictions

  • Selective Gear Rules in effect

Access Sites / Boat Ramps on this Lake

No site or ramp information available.

Fish Plants & Stocking Reports