Whether on a guided trip or going out on your own, there is plenty of fishing fun to be had in Stehekin!
Learn from an experienced fisherman on a Guided Fishing Trip!
Stehekin Fishing Adventures is now offering guided Fishing Trips. Use a float tube on Coon Lake, fish the Stehekin River from a raft, or do a traditional “walk and wade” fishing trip. Your guide will help you get the “big fish”, and can provide all the gear you need for your adventure.
Find out more by visiting their website at: www.stehekinfishingadventures.com
**If you plan to be fishing a lot, make sure to purchase your fishing license BEFORE coming to Stehekin.**
General Fishing Regulations for the Stehekin area…
These are basic regulations for this area, but we don’t update them year to year. You should check the current regulations before fishing these waters.
Local Regulations for upper Lake Chelan:
Year around season. Trout catch limit 2, min. length 15″. Kokanee catch limit 5, no minimum size. CLOSED April 1-June 30 uplake of a line between Purple Point and the Painted Rocks, and within 400′ of all tributaries.
Regulations for the Stehekin River:
Catch and Release fishing opens March 1 in the lower river which allows you to fish with a single barbless hook only and no bait. Regular season (if there is such a thing) is July 1 to Oct. 31, bait prohibited, selective fishery regulations apply. The upper river and streams open June 1-Oct. 31. You can keep 2 fish, minimum length 8″. These waters are packed with small to medium cutthroat and Rainbows and are great fishing later in the season. The exception to this is the Lake Chelan tributaries from the mouth and upstream one mile that are open July 1-Oct. 31, minimum length is 8″ and bait is prohibited. Lakes open year-round, catch limit 5, no minimum length except Trapper Lake where the catch limit is two, no minimum length.