Leavenworth Washington Fishing, Fly Fishing

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Fishing

Surrounded by beautiful lakes and rivers, the Bavarian Village is a great central location for Leavenworth fly fishing, boat fishing, and shore fishing. No matter what time of year you arrive, there is a body of water close by for you to sink your line into.

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Where should I go fishing?

Icicle River
Directly outside of Leavenworth, this is a popular spring river for Leavenworth fishing because the National Fish Hatchery is located on it. 

  • Seasons: Best in Spring time when salmon are released 
  • Put ins: Access along Icicle Road by the National Fish Hatchery, also good for boating down river and anchoring at key points 
  • Fishing: People mostly fish for salmon in this river

Wenatchee River
This river runs through Leavenworth, Chelan, Peshastin, and Wenatchee giving you lots of places to access Leavenworth Washington fishing. 

  • Seasons: Good all year round, depending on what type of fish you are going for 
  • Put ins: There are lots of access points including state parks, at the confluence of Lake Wenatchee and the Wenatchee River, and at the several campgrounds that are located on the river. 
  • Fishing: A good river for steelhead salmon

Fish Lake
If the name doesn’t tell you what it’s good for, nothing will. 

  • Location: Just north of Lake Wenatchee. Take US 2 W to WA 207 N. Turn right onto Chiwawa Loop Road, right onto CO HWY 22, 2nd left onto Chiwawa River Road, 1st left onto Humphrey Drive and right onto Idelwild Road. 
  • Seasons: Open year round, particularly good in spring and in the winter for ice fishing 
  • Fishing: Rainbow trout, brown trout, and yellow perch

Columbia River
20 miles from Leavenworth, the Columbia River is a good place to go big game fishing. 

  • Seasons: Good from summer through December 
  • Put ins: There is little shore fishing on the Columbia River. Instead, people do most of the fishing by boat. 
  • Fishing: Great for big salmon and other type of sport fish

Ice Fishing 

  • Where: Fish Lake 
  • What: Great ice fishing for rainbow trout and perch 
  • Location: Just north of Lake Wenatchee. Take US 2 W to WA 207 N. Turn right onto Chiwawa Loop Road, right onto CO HWY 22, 2nd left onto Chiwawa River Road, 1st left onto Humphrey Drive and right onto Idelwild Road.

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