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Explore more than 200 high mountain lakes, 400 lowland lakes, 200 water and wildlife access areas and 300,000 acres of publicly owned land. This is the number one recreational fishing region statewide - that includes warm water fisheries and cold water trout and steelhead fisheries. It also boasts the most popular bass fishing sites in the state.
For the wheel chair bound Okanogan Country offers many fishing opportunities. Persons in wheel chairs may visit Sidley lake near Molson which is along a paved road. This is a slower part of Okanogan Country and you will find fishermen and women along the road in their chairs.
Conconully is a small resort town in the Cascade foothills. Its two reservoir lakes offer spectacular fishing. Conconully's annual Trout Derby is held opening weekend of fishing season. (877-826-9050).
The Methow Valley offers excellent fishing in Little and Big Twin Lakes, Pearrygin Lake and Patterson Lake. Moccasin Lake is a premiere, private fishery offering rainbows up to 10 pounds.
Call 509 996-4735. The Methow River also offers wonderful catch and release fly fishing.
Hunting opportunities, ranging from upland game birds and waterfowl to big game such as elk, mule deer, bighorn sheep, bear, and cougar, abound in Okanogan Country. Thousands of acres of federal and state public lands in Washington State make the area one of the West’s premier venues for rifle, black powder and shotgun enthusiasts as well as for bow hunters. Logging roads provide access to a variety of both big and small game in the gorgeous public lands of North Central Washington State. Okanogan County Hunting lodges and cabins cater to seasonal hunters in addition to campgrounds. Okanogan County's vast public lands in the Methow Valley, Okanogan Valley and the Okanogan Highlands offer an amazing variety of species. Big Game species include Mule Deer, White Tail Deer, Bear, Elk, Moose, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat and Cougar. Small game includes bobcat, coyote, fox, raccoon, lynx, badger, beaver, rabbits and hare.
With over 600 lakes, Okanogan Country provides some of the best bird hunting in the Pacific Northwest. Migratory waterfowl and upland game bird species include Pheasant, Wild Turkey, Grouse, Quail, Chukkar, Ptarmigan, Goose, and Duck.
Washington State annually publishes game regulations. See these directories for rules and bag limits. License and proper tags are required. Please refer to the following websites and resources before you plan your hunt. Respect private property and consider hiring a local outfitter or guide to help you make the most of your Okanogan Country adventure.
Department of Fish & Wildlife
800 833-6388 | www.wdfw.wa.gov
Bureau of Land Management
Department of Natural Resources
United States Forest Service
(509) 664-9200 | www.fs.fed.us