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Omak Lake, WA

Popular Fish Species Omak Lake, WA

Omak Lake Popular Fish - Cutthroat Trout

Cutthroat Trout (Cutts) Fishing

This year, fishing for Lahona cutthroat trout in Omak Lake is again delivering great results. While the ideal setting for cutthroats is in a river or stream, they are also stocked in reservoirs, like Omak Lake which consistently delivers trophy cutthroats. For those who enjoy fly fishing, the key is to match the hatch. Like all fish, cutthroat like to have some sort of cover. They will hang out in boulders, fallen trees, along drop-offs and ledges. Catching cutthroat trout here with lures or bait is also productive. Presented properly, cutthroat trout can be caught on small spinners and spoons.

Fish species to fish for...

Guide to fishing for Saline Water - Lahontan cutthroat trout trophy fishery at Omak Lake in Washington.

Omak Lake Fishing Video

Omak Lake in Washington is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts seeking a peaceful and productive angling experience. The lake is known for its excellent fishing opportunities and diverse fish population. Anglers can target a variety of popular fish species in Omak Lake, including rainbow trout, kokanee salmon, burbot, and yellow perch. Whether you're casting a line from the shore or trolling on a boat, the chances of hooking into a prized catch are high in this scenic lake.

Widely known as a quality Lahona cutthroat trout fishery Omak Lake is a 3,250-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, at Omak, WA. This is a saline endorheic lake, and only supports one fish species - cutthroat trout. The deepest parts of the lake are over 300 feet deep.

All types of boats are allowed to launch at two boat ramps. The lake is surrounded entirely by land owned by the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. Fishing enthusiasts can fish the entire lake from a boat, but are not allowed to exit the boat onto the land. The 30 miles of shoreline are off limits, except at designated access areas. Mission Beach Boat Ramp, at Mission Bay, has a boat ramp, campground and a beach for swimming and fishing. Nicholson Beach also has a campground, boat launch (best for small watercraft), parking and a beach for swimming and fishing.

Omak Lake in Washington offers a serene and productive fishing experience, complemented by boating and camping opportunities. Whether you're angling for trout, salmon, or perch, cruising the calm waters by boat, or spending a night surrounded by nature at a lakeside campground, Omak Lake provides ample recreational opportunities for visitors to relax, appreciate the natural beauty, and create lasting memories.

Fishing Boats For Rent In WA

Primary fish species residing in Omak Lake

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Cutthroat Trout

Omak Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: Unknown
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: NEARBY

Today's Weather & Forecast

Boating is a popular activity at Omak Lake, allowing visitors to explore the expansive waters and access prime fishing spots. The lake permits both motorized and non-motorized boats, providing anglers with options to suit their preferences. From powerboats to canoes and kayaks, boaters can navigate the calm waters, cover more ground, and discover hidden pockets where fish are actively biting. The serene ambiance and panoramic views make boating on Omak Lake a delightful experience.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Mission Beach Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, off North End Omak Lake Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Fishing Guides On Omak Lake

If you offer fishing guide services on this lake, please contact us for a free listing, to be posted here.

Fishing License

Click here for a Washington fishing license.

Camping is available near Omak Lake, providing an opportunity to immerse oneself in the natural beauty of the area and extend the fishing adventure. The lake has nearby campgrounds and camping facilities that offer various amenities, including campsites, picnic areas, and facilities for a comfortable camping experience. Camping near Omak Lake allows anglers to enjoy peaceful evenings under the stars, wake up to breathtaking views, and have convenient access to fishing opportunities throughout their stay.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Mission Beach Boat Launch Campground - (Not posted)

Nicholson Beach Campground - (Not posted)

Sunset Lakes RV Park (10+ miles away) - 509 826-5706

Omak Lake WA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Omak Lake
Okanogan County Tourism Council
PO Box 626
Omak WA 98841
888 431-3080


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