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Leavenworth offers a variety of fishing venues including Fish Lake, Lake Wenatchee and lake and pond fishing along with fishing at the Beehive Reservoir in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Find out what kind of fish to catch and where along with directions on how to get to the fishing spots. Check out the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery for Chinook Salmon in the spring and Steelhead Smolts in the summer.
A 500-acre lake just northeast of Lake Wenatchee known for trophy-class brown trout. Species also include rainbow trout, largemouth and smallmouth bass and yellow perch.
The only boat ramp is at Cove Resort. Phone: 509-763-3130, where you can launch for a small fee.
Directions: From Leavenworth, drive west on Highway 2 to the intersection of State Route 207. Follow highway 207 north past the intersection of highway 209. Cross the river on a steel bridge and then bear right at the Y a short distance to the lake.
This 2,480-acre lake has 13.3 miles of shoreline and offers boating, camping and hiking as well as fishing.
Species include kokanee, sockeye salmon and bull trout.
Directions: From Leavenworth, drive west on Highway 2 to the intersection of State Route 207. Follow highway 207 north to the lake.
Leavenworth Fly Fishing. 252 Prospect Street, Leavenworth, WA 98826. Phone: 509-548-6414.
Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery. 12790 Fish Hatchery Road, Leavenworth, WA 98826. Phone: 509-548-7641.
The hatcheries of the Leavenworth Complex (Entiat, Leavenworth and Winthrop) were placed into operation between 1940 and 1942 to lend a helping hand to the salmon of the Columbia River and its tributaries, after the construction of the Grand Coulee Dam. (Part of the US Fish and Wildlife Service web site.)
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