Chelan Lake Information


Good fishing for nice-sized Kokanee is expected from mid-April through June. In June and July, catchable-size rainbow are planted in the lower lake near Chelan/Manson. Some fine wild trout fishing, mostly for Rainbow, is available throughout the upper lake basin above 25 Mile Creek beginning in early spring. Trophy anglers will find fair-to-good opportunity to catch both landlocked Chinook Salmon and Lake Trout (Mackinaw) in the spring and early summer months. Burbot (freshwater Ling Cod) offer excellent fishing opportunities from February through April, with jig fishing extremely popular in the Manson/Wapato Point area. A limited Smallmouth Bass fishery exists.


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