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March 21, 2023

Have a “Reel” Good Time: Guide to Fishing at Lake Chelan

With over 50 miles of crystal blue waters, Lake Chelan is a hot spot for fishing in the Northwest. Not only can you catch all sorts of fish, but you can also soak in the view of the stunning hills while enjoying the warm sunshine out on the water. If you are ready for an adventure, learn how you can have a “reel” great time fishing at Lake Chelan:

The Scenic Backdrop

crystal clear water at lake chelanSurrounded by hills, orchards, and vineyards, Lake Chelan is one of the most scenic fishing areas you will find! While you enjoy a relaxing fishing experience on the lake, you can also take time to appreciate the natural scenery of the area. With an average of 300 days of sunshine each year, you are sure to find the perfect day during your vacation to venture out on the water. As you plan your trip to Chelan, pack the fishing gear and see for yourself what makes this the premier fishing spot in the Northwest!

Diversity of Fish

There is never a slow day when you go fishing at Lake Chelan. There are over 800,000 fish that are stocked and landlocked in the lake each year. Some of the prize catches include Chinook Salmon, Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Burbot, and Kokanee. The cool, deep water of Lake Chelan makes it a great environment for an assortment of different fish. You will also be able to catch some of the biggest fish in the region, as it’s not uncommon to hook a 20-pound fish. If you are looking for some smaller fish, there are plenty of nearby lakes and rivers as well!

Where to Fish

The Lookout Marina in ChelanOur lakeside village is the prime spot for a fishing trip. You can enjoy 700 feet of pristine waterfront, where you can cast out your rod for a wonderful day of fishing. When you stay at The Lookout, you are just a short five-minute walk to the waterfront and marina where you can also find boat rentals to head out to the deeper waters. Some of the other benefits of renting with us include having access to recreational activities, community activities, and being just minutes away from all the exciting adventures awaiting in Chelan!

More Ways to Enjoy the Water

Fishing isn’t the only way to enjoy the crystal clear waters of Lake Chelan. At our Beach Cove, you can relax on our protected, sandy beach which offers the perfect spot for swimmers to enjoy the water. If you are looking for a more thrilling adventure, try one of the many watersports on the lake, including kayaking and jet skiing. We also have a wonderful 70-slip marina that offers both short and long-term rentals, with 40 of those spots that can be used year-round!

Are you ready to plan your next vacation? Learn more about our Chelan vacation rentals so you can experience the joys of fishing at Lake Chelan!