Alta Lake (Okanogan County) Fishing Report

Alta Lake probably ranks among Washington state's most beautiful Largemouth Bass fisheries. On what was expected to be the hottest day of the year I squeezed in a few hours of bass fishing in the early morning hours and caught over 30 bass on a wide variety of lures. I took the opportunity to film another episode of Cascadia Kayak Angler this time focusing on my 3 favorite and most reliable techniques for Largemouth Bass.

In the morning I started out fishing the new Whopper Plopper 75 and caught a few fish. Then I transitioned to a spinnerbait pulling fish out of flooded timber and reeds. Later I transitioned to senkos and ned rigs. All fish were caught in 9-20' of water with bigger fish come out of deeper water.

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Bent hook pontoon
8/10/2018 1:11 PM

Great stuff! I was hoping to see some fresh reports from you!

Markin' Fish
8/10/2018 1:49 PM

Great video and awesome report. I am so conflicted this time of year whether to target salmon or bass. I love both! Thanks for sharing your report and video. Now you need to make a bass lure out of a beer can like you did with the Kokanee.


8/10/2018 6:06 PM

Don't be givin' him ideas now...

bob johansen
8/11/2018 7:49 AM

Nice report and video! Alta was always on my list of lakes to catch a bass. I fished it in May 1990 and couldn't find any bass. I also liked the State Park there for camping.

8/13/2018 9:55 AM

Alta is hands down one of my favorite. You will not catch trophy bass in it. But you will catch your share of 1-2 pounders. And lets not forget the huge Kokenee that are in it too. I always start with my limit and then go bass.