This double-dammed reservoir perched above Highway 20 just west of Okanogan offers good spring fishing for rainbows plus hot summer day angling on sunfish for the kids.
Angler notes: Camping and reservoir shore access is good. Leader is subject to significant draw-downs by the fall.
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Open water: 159 acres.
Season: Last Saturday in April to October 31.
Angling quarry here: Rainbows, crappie, bluegill and brown trout.
Stocking for 2008: 3,000 catchable rainbows and 5,096 brown trout fry.
Special rules: Season only, otherwise statewide size and bag limits apply.
Boat launch: A gravel ramp
Getting there: Take Highway 20 east from Twisp through the Loup-Loup and just before entering the Okanogan River valley proper, turn left on Leader Lake Road.