Palmer Lake is 2,063 acres located 4.5 miles north of Loomis. Close to the town of Loomis, this large lake in north Okanogan County is big on opportunity for anglers year-round. In the spring the kokanee attract anglers here for their size and numbers. Some years Palmer produces kokanee over 18 inches. Anglers troll gear like Kokabow spinners and blades or small hoochies, tipped with a kernel of white shoe peg corn. Also in the spring the lake is known to produce big largemouth bass and some of the biggest smallmouth bass found anywhere in the state. It also supports a very good population of yellow perch and whitefish. There are also rainbow trout, black crappie, and bluegill Palmer. The previous state record burbot was caught through the ice on Palmer, too.