Girls' fishing trophies at the Lodge at Palmer Lake
Fishing with dad at Palmer Lake
Kids love fishing from the dock at Palmer Lake
Catching bass at Palmer Lake
Fishing with the kids at Palmer Lake - heading out to catch the big one
Heading out on the pontoon from the Lodge at Palmer Lake
Nice catch at Palmer Lake
Outfitted to head out, the fish are biting at the Lodge at Palmer Lake
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Fishing information for the Lodge at Palmer Lake

Going fishing at Palmer Lake? Here is some information for anglers:

  • Palmer Lake has great and diverse fishing including rainbow trout, kokanee salmon ,eastern brook trout, brown trout, Lahontan cutthroat trout, and black crappie. It is also well known by insiders for both large and smallmouth bass. There is also burbot, bluegill, northern pikeminnow, lake whitefish, and peamouth, yellow perch and walleye.
  • You can fish straight from our dock, or bring your boat. The lodge has a large anchor with a buoy and boat tie-up available just off the beach in addition to the dock.
  • Palmer Lake offers fishing year round. Here is the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's Page for Palmer Lake.
  • You can get WA state fishing licenses at the WA State Dept of Fish and Wildlife, or pick them up at one of these locations in Okanogan county.
  • See this page for pictures of the Split Rock boat launch at the south end of Palmer Lake. There is also a second boat launch toward the north end of Palmer Lake. It is steeper, and if the water is high (often the case in May or early June), use that one.
  • Here is a link to the nautical chart for Palmer Lake.
  • Check out fishing reports for Palmer Lake from
  • Interested in competing in a fishing derby? Here are the contests happening at Palmer Lake and across Washington.
  • Here is a fishing forecast for Palmer Lake from
  • In the wintertime many people get out on the lake for ice fishing. See this page for pictures.