WA Peninsula, SC Washington, High Lakes of NW WA, NE Washington & Idaho, NC Washington, NW Montana, Low Lakes of NW WA, SE Washington

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ISBN: 9781598585131
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About the Book

Other fishing guides offer very limited information on a large number of lakes, most of which their authors have never even been near. This book provides detailed information on 100 lakes and the area surrounding them, as well as directions and fishing tips. All lakes included in this book have been personally visited, photographed, and in most cases fished by the author.

The book has separate chapters for each lake, with detailed directions specific to the lake. GPS coordinates, elevation, acreage and other details are provided.

The lakes selected for inclusion in this book are from Okanogan, Chelan, Ferry and Douglas counties of eastern Washington State.

While the emphasis is on the fisherman’s perspective, the detailed trail and camping information is equally applicable to those who only wish to hike and camp. Anyone who enjoys any form of outdoor recreation, wildlife viewing, or even photography should find something for them in this book.

The lakes are found near the towns of Wenatchee, Chelan, Okanogan, Omak, Tonasket, Oroville, Twisp and Winthrop.

All of the lakes lie on the east side of the North Cascade Mountains. Some are in the lowlands. Many can be driven to, but several require some hiking. The lakes are found in the Colville National Forest, the Okanogan National Forest, and the Wenatchee National Forest. Some are in the Lake Chelan – Sawtooth Wilderness area or Pasayton Wilderness Area. Many of the lowland lakes have public access sites.

The lakes offer a wide range of fishing, from warm water to alpine lakes. Trout species available include German Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout (Coastal, West Slope, Lahontan), Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout, and Eastern Brook. For the warm water fisherman there are Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Crappie, Perch, Pumpkinseed, and Brown Bullhead Catfish. Whether your interest is fly fishing or spin fishing, you’ll find opportunities in the lakes detailed in this book.

For the hiker with limited experience, many of the lakes listed offer maintained trails.

Many of the lakes are day hike destinations, but also provide camping. Others should include plans for overnight stays because of the length of the hike and the terrain.