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E F G H I J K L M N
O P Q R S T U V W X
- Black Lakes: Two lakes upper 19.5 acres / lower 6acres. Both contain species:
spiny ray. location: 8
miles NW of Othello. Hike in 1/10 mile to the lakes.
- Bobcat Lake
- Bobcat Creek Ponds: species: bluegill
- Butte Lakes
- Campbell Lake
- Cow Lake
- Crane Lake
- Deadman Lake
- Finnel Lake
- Fourth of July Lake (110 acres): location:
2 miles south of Sprague straddles the Adams/Lincoln County
line, with 74 acres in Adams County and 36 acres in Lincoln. The special winter
season runs December 1 through March 31, and produces nice rainbow trout. Check the regulations pamphlet for size restrictions. There is an access
area with a boat launch, but internal combustion engines are not allowed.
- Hallin Lake
- Linda Lake
- McMannaman Lake
- Pines Lake
- Quail Lake location: next to Herman lake, Quail is a 12 acre walk in lake, part of the Seep
Lakes chain. Has rainbow trout. A one mile walk in, part of the Columbia
National Wildlife Refuge.
- Royal Lake
- Sprague Lake (1900+ acres)
Sprague Lake Campground
Four Seasons Campground and Resort
- Thread Lake
This impoundment off Asotin Creek is open only to juveniles and free license
holders, from the last Saturday in April through October 31.
- Silcott Pond
- Evans Pond, Golf Course Pond, Silcott Pond: These small impoundments off the
Snake River near the bottom of Alpowa Grade normally get fished early and hard.
All have public access.
- Columbia Park Lagoon: (9 acres) location:
near the Kennewick end
of the Highway 395 bridge, near the Columbia Park boat ramp. It opened in April
of 1998 as the state's first family fishing water, open to juveniles and
licensed adults accompanied by a juvenile. This concept is intended to encourage
teaching, mentoring and family activities. The lake is stocked annually
with rainbow trout, and has been stocked with smallmouth and largemouth bass,
crappie, bluegill and channel catfish.
- Mitchell Pond
- Mound Pond: (34.8 acres) This pond and yellepit pond location:
near the NW side of McNary
Reservoir, 15 miles SE from Kennewick. species:
smallmouth and largemouth
bass, crappie and yellow perch.
- Switch Pond
- Wallulla Lake
- Wellsian Pond
- Yellepit Pond (36.3 acres): This pond and Mound pond are location:
on the NW side of McNary
Reservoir, 15 miles SE from Kennewick. They hold smallmouth and largemouth
bass, crappie and yellow perch.
- Augusta Lake
- Antilon Lake: A 96 acre reservoir 5 miles north of Manson on Grade Creek Rd just past Roses
and Wapato lakes. Holds brown trout.
- Battalion Lake
- Beehive Reservoir (12 acres): This small lake 7 miles southwest of Wenatchee has a fair carry-over of rainbows
and eastern brook trout, and is planted with catchable rainbow as weather and
- Big Jim Lakes
- Black Lake
- Canaan Lake
- Caroline Lake
- Chelan Lake: Good fishing for nice-sized kokanee is expected from mid-April through June. In
June and July, catchable-size rainbow are planted in the lower lake near
Chelan/Manson. Some fine wild trout fishing, mostly for rainbow, is available
throughout the upper lake basin above 25 Mile Creek beginning in early spring.
Trophy anglers will find fair-to-good opportunity to catch both landlocked
chinook salmon and lake trout (mackinaw) in the spring and early summer months.
Burbot (freshwater ling) offer excellent fishing opportunities from February
through April, with jig fishing extremely popular in the Manson/Wapato Point
area. A limited smallmouth bass fishery exists. Although most of the lake is
open year-around, the upper end and numerous tributary stream-mouths are closed
during April, May and June to protect pre-spawning adult trout; check the
current regulations pamphlet carefully for details.
- Chiwaukum Lake
- Choral Lake
- Clear Lake (5 acres)
- This small lake is 8 miles south of Wenatchee. There is a fair carry-over of
both rainbows and eastern brook trout. It is planted with catchable rainbows as
weather and road conditions allow. The season opens last Saturday in April.
- Colchuck Lake
- Cortez Lake (34 acres): location:
5.7 miles southeast of Wenatchee and 1.3 miles southwest
of Malaga. Also known as Three lakes. This is a spiny ray lake, also, crappie, bluegill, brown
bullhead and perch. There are some walleye in there also. but has
no access. No motorized boats allows, you can use electric trolling motors.
- Domke Lake
- Donald Lake
- Dry Lake (80+ acres): although this lake has a maximum depth of 11 feet it can be good fishing for
largemouth Bass, large crappie, also has yellow perch, brown bullhead and
Bluegill. Public access is from a rough road side site suited for hand carried
craft only. To get there from Chelan, travel northwest on Highway
#150 for 6.4 miles to Wapato Lake Road. Turn right onto Wapato Lake Road for three miles to the Kanei Resort on the west end of Wapato Lake. Turn sharp
left onto Dry Lake Road for .6 mile to rough road side parking and boat
- Edna Lake
- Elsey Lake
- Enchanted Lakes
- Ethel Lake
- Fish Lake (approximately 500 acres): one mile NE of Lake Wenatchee. It holds rainbows, brown, and
eastern brook trout. Also perch, small and largemouth bass.
The Cove Resort
- Flora Lake
- Heather Lake
- King Lake
- Klonaqua Lakes
- Lichtenwasser Lake
- Lily Lake (15 acres): This small lake 8 miles south of Wenatchee has a fair carry-over of both
rainbows and eastern brook trout. It is planted with hatchery rainbows as
weather and road conditions allow. Catch-and-release, selective fishery
regulations are in effect most of the open season.
- Meadow Lake (36 acres):
- Merritt Lake
- Mirror Lake
- Myrtle Lake
- Rock Lake
- Roses Lake (1120 acres)
- Schaefer Lake
- Swimming Deer Lake
- Three Lake
- Top Lake
- Trap Lake
- Trapper Lake
- Trout Lake
- Wapato Lake (216 acres):
This lake has a maximum depth of 68 feet. fish
species: largemouth bass,
crapppie, bluegill and larger rainbow trout. There are 2 resorts on the
access is provided by the Washington State Department of Fish and Wild-life
Department. The large access area has lots of parking space, pit toilets and a
very good concrete block boat launching ramp. To get to Wapato Lake from Chelan, take Highway #150 northwest for 6.4 miles to Wapato Lake Road.
Turn right onto Wapato Lake Road for 2.5 miles to Paradise Lake Resort sign.
Turn right for.2 mile to WDFW public access.
Kanei Resort 509-687-3690
Paradise Resort 509
- Wenatchee Lake (2,445 acres):
This natural lake 15 miles north of Leavenworth should produce small kokanee
beginning in April, with a generous catch limit on kokanee. Anglers are reminded
to carefully release all bull trout (Dolly Varden) caught. Bull trout are a
species of concern and thus their season is closed throughout most of the state.
Wenatchee Lake is the main rearing area for these native char in the Wenatchee
- Battle Ground Lake - fish species: eastern brook trout, rainbow trout, some
warmwater fish (30 acres): location: inside a park just north of
Battle Ground, this lake offers
good bank access and a state boat launch. Has planted rainbow trout, including a
few jumbos (10-12 inches) and broodstock (20-26 inches), plus eastern brook
trout. A few
Largemouth bass are also caught. Internal combustion motors are not allowed.
Battle Ground State Park
- Campbell Lake
- Canvasback Lake
- Carty Lake
- Dead Lake
- Fargher Pond (3 acres): This small pond north of Battle Ground is scheduled to receive a plant of brown
trout in the spring. Fargher remains fishable well into the fall, and is open
- Green Lake
- Klineline Ponds - fish species: rainbow trout, brown trout, cutthroat, steelhead some
species of warmwater fish: location: along I-5 next to Salmon Creek, north of Hazel
Dell. No flotation devices allowed on
- Lacamas Lake - rainbow trout, brown trout, yellow perch, bass and other
varieties of warmwater fish. location:
north of Camas, this year-round lake should be good for stocked brown
trout up to 14 inches after the spring planting. Fair-to-good action for
largemouth bass, yellow perch, bluegill, brown bullheads, and a few channel
catfish and pumpkinseed sunfish is available. The access area is small and
caution needs to be taken when launching boats. Resorts and public shoreline
provide access for bank anglers.
- Lancaster Lake
- Lost Lake
- Merwin Lake Reservoir (4090 acres):
This North Fork Lewis River impoundment location:
near Ariel is shared
by Clark and Cowlitz counties, with 2,400 acres in Clark County and 1,690 in
Cowlitz. Landlocked coho salmon and kokanee are the main target. Merwin
Lake is a favorite hotspot for anglers seeking E-XTRA LARGE Kokanee Salmon and
recent plants of Tiger Muskie. There is a very nice
day use area here and further up the Lake is large campground with camping
spaces for RV's and tent campers. Merwin is open for fishing all year long, and
is a very good spot to view bald eagles and other wildlife. Water levels
fluctuate a great deal during non peak season times so before bringing your boat
a great distance, you may want to check on the water level to make sure you can
launch your boat.
- Mud Lake
- Post Office Lake
- Round Lake
- Vancouver Lake - channel catfish, bass, yellow perch, bluegill, carp.
- Yale Reservoir - kokanee, some cutthroat trout. (315 acres): (3,802 acres): This North Fork Lewis River reservoir has 2,023 acres in Clark County and 1,779
acres in Cowlitz County. Kokanee fishing is the main attraction. Shallow fishing
for kokanee is best in the spring and fall; in the summer, deep fishing is the
rule. Some cutthroat trout are caught near the mouth of Siouxon Creek, and Yale
also has a few bull trout. All bull trout and Dolly Varden must be released.
Boat ramps are available at Saddle Dam, Yale, Cougar Camp and Beaver Bay. The
lake is open to fishing year-round.
Call 1-800-547-1501 for
Adwell Lake (240 acres):
This lake 5 miles southwest of Port Angeles is fair for wild rainbows,
especially during the summer. Some brook trout are also available. State access
with boat launch and two toilets. Check the regulations pamphlet for special
- Beaver Lake (44 acres)
- location: 11 miles south of Clallam Bay, this small lake is good for 6- to
10-inch cutthroat. Yellow perch are also reported to be present.
- Blake Ponds
- Cresent Lake: Contained within Olympic National Park, Crescent Lake is regulated by the
National Park Service. The lake has unique
populations of rainbow (Beardslee) and cutthroat (crescenti) trout.
Olympic National Park Information
Call 360 452-4501 for
- Dickey Lake: (500 acres) location: 4 miles east of Lake Ozette, consult an up to date gazetteer for
lumbering roads to the lake.
- Lizard Lake
- Ozette Lake: Ozette is within Olympic National Park and regulated by the
National Park Service. Trout, Yellow perch
and a few largemouth bass are reportedly present.
- Pleasant Lake (500 acres): location: along Highway 101
8 miles northeast of Forks, Pleasant Lake
provides fair opportunity for cutthroat, with kokanee fishing improving later in
the spring. There is a 20-inch maximum length limit on kokanee. The lake is open
to fishing year-around.
- Sutherland Lake (370 acres):
This lake 10 miles southwest of Port Angeles should be good for cutthroat and
rainbow up to 12 inches or larger. Also good to excellent kokanee fishing. There
is a state access with boat launch and two toilets available. The lake is open
to fishing year-around.
- Undi Lake
- Wentworth Lake: 53 acre lake that holds rainbow trout. 7 miles NW of Forks on Dickey River
Curl Lake (3 acres): This small lake off the Tucannon River is used as a steelhead smolt acclimation
pond, so it opens late (June 1). A big plant of rainbow trout catchables makes
for steady summer fishing.
- Dam Pond: location: just above Little Goose Dam, this small pond off the Snake
River gets rainbow trout catchables for early-season fishing.
- Dayton Juvenile Pond
- Dayton Juvenile Pond: As its name suggests, this is a juveniles-only fishing
pond in Dayton. It gets an annual plant of catchable-size rainbow
- Orchard Pond
- Orchard Pond: This Snake River pond near the Lyons Ferry Marina provides early
fishing on a small plant of rainbow trout catchables.
- Tucannon Lakes: Beaver, Big Four, Blue, Deer, Rainbow, Spring, and Watson Lakes: These small,
bank-fishing-only lakes off the Tucannon River are stocked with rainbow trout
yearlings for an early (March 1) opener. However, weather determines when the
ponds fill and can be planted. Ice and winter floods this year have delayed
planting until May. Big Four, which is for fly-fishing only, gets surplus
rainbow broodstock. All have public access.
- Carlisle Lake
- Castle Lake: location: In the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, Castle
Lake requires a 20-plus mile drive over rough logging roads, followed by a tough
hike down a steep hillside to the lake. The key to finding the lake is to first
find the Weyerhaeuser 3000 road. Would-be anglers not familiar with the area
should get a St. Helens West hunting map, published by the Washington Forest
Protection Association. Those who put forth the effort have a chance to catch
dandy-size rainbow trout; fish up to 10 pounds have been reported. This is a
self-sustaining fishery, with no fish planted, so selective gear rules are in
effect, along with a one-fish, 16-inch minimum size limit. The lake is open
year-round, but the road in is usually blocked by snow until at least May.
- Coldwater Lake (700 acres): location: in the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument off SR 504, Coldwater
Lake was formed by a debris dam resulting from the eruption of Mount St. Helens.
Skamania and Cowlitz counties share this lake, but the main access is in Cowlitz
County. Rainbow trout fingerlings stocked in the late 1980s have grown to
impressive size, and have begun reproducing on their own. No additional planting
is planned. Cutthroat trout, apparent survivors of the eruption, also inhabit
the lake. Selective fishery regulations are in effect, with a one-fish limit and
16-inch minimum size limit. Electric fishing motors are allowed. Coldwater
opened to excellent fishing in summer 1993, with limited shoreline access
provided by the U.S. Forest Service. A boat launch, fish cleaning station, and
nature walk were completed in 1994. Although the
lake is open to fishing all year, access may not be available during winter.
Access Information for
- Coweeman Lake
- Fawn Lake
- Horseshoe Lake: fish species: rainbow trout, cutthroat, steelhead some species of
warmwater fish. (80 acres): location:
in Woodland, and has a public boat launch.
Horseshoe Lake also supports populations of largemouth bass and a few other
- Kress Lake - rainbow trout, brown trout, cutthroat, steelhead, bluegill,
yellow perch, warmouth, bass. (30 acres): location: near I-5 and the Kalama River Road. Kress holds
largemouth Bass, bluegill and pumpkinseed sunfish. Be sure to check your regulations
for size limits. Boat access is available for cartop boats only; gasoline motors
are not allowed. Lots of bank access.
- Lakeview Peak Lake
- McBride's Lake (9 acres): location: near Mt St Helens. It contains
mostly brook trout with a
few cutthroat and rainbows in the lake too. There are no special regs on the
lake but please do not use bait unless you plan on keeping fish. The average
fish is 6-8 inches with a very few fish between 12-14 inches.
- Merrill Lake (344 acres): Fly-fishing-only.location:
north of Cougar near Mount St. Helens.
Merrill contains coastal cutthroat, brown trout to several pounds, and some
rainbow trout. Special bag and size limits are in effect; please check the
regulations pamphlet. Internal combustion engines are prohibited on boats that
are used for fishing. Merrill is open year-round, but action is usually slow
during the winter months. There is a DNR campground and boat ramp.
- Merwin Reservoir (4090 acres): This North Fork Lewis River impoundment. location:
near Ariel is shared
by Clark and Cowlitz counties, with 2,400 acres in Clark County and 1,690 in
Cowlitz. Landlocked coho salmon and kokanee are the main target. Angling is best
in early spring, with fish in the 10-inch class. Small northern squawfish can be
numerous and pesky. Tiger muskies were planted in 1995 to help control squawfish
populations. There is a 36-inch minimum size limit on the muskies.
- Sacajewea Lake - rainbow trout, bass, other varieties of warmwater fish.
This lake within Longview's city limits is open all year, and provides an
excellent fishery for largemouth bass, yellow perch, bluegill, and other
sunfish. Sacajawea is usually stocked in early spring with good numbers of
catchable-size rainbow and brown trout, plus a few broodstock and jumbo
rainbows. Another rainbow plant is planned for Free Fishing Weekend in June.
Electric motors may be used with permission from the Longview Parks Department;
gasoline motors are not allowed.
Silver Lake - rainbow trout, bass, bluegill, yellow perch, crappie and other
varieties of warmwater fish. (3,000 acres): location:
between Castle Rock and
Toutle, Silver Lake
is open year-round. This is considered by some to be the best largemouth bass
lake in western Washington. There is a 14-inch minimum size limit on bass.
Silver also provides good-to-excellent fishing for yellow perch, bluegills,
brown bullheads and crappies. Some pumpkinseed sunfish and warmouth are also
taken. Grass carp planted in 1992 have reduced the aquatic vegetation. Anglers
are reminded that regulations prohibit the taking of grass carp. Because of the
reduction in aquatic weeds, rainbow trout are being planted again, with 10,000
catchable-size trout set for release this spring. A few trout are also available
as a result of natural production in the tributaries. A WDFW boat access is
available with a small dock, as are ramps and boat rentals at private resorts.
- Spirit Lake
- Yale Reservoir:
Yale Reservoir (3,802 acres): Please refer to Clark County, which holds the
majority of this North Fork Lewis River impoundment.
Grimes Lake (124 acres): fishing is expected to be good for Lahontan cutthroat trout up to five pounds.
location: 5 miles southeast of Mansfield, Grimes has selective fishery
regulations in addition to the short summer-only season. Parking is limited.
- Jameson Lake (332 acres): Fishing has been excellent for yearling rainbow trout to 11 inches during
previous seasons, with some carry-overs to 3 pounds. Success this year should be
fair-to-good depending on water clarity and temperatures. There are resorts and
a large public access with camping area. In normal years, large crowds should be
expected for both split season openers. Also camping spots, dirt paths, gravel paths,
- Rock Island Ponds:
Rock Island ponds: Bordering Rock Island, these year-round waters
are managed primarily for bass and bluegill. A rehabilitation was done a few
years ago to remove stunted perch and sunfish that were limiting growth of bass
and bluegill. Unfortunately, illegal re-introductions have been made, and
bass/bluegill populations are growing slowly, but should offer limited catches
of bass over 12 inches and bluegill 7 to 8 inches. Catchable-size (10 inches)
rainbow trout are stocked annually in March and just prior to Free Fishing
Weekend in June. Expect fair rainbow fishing this year.
- Rufus Woods Lake:
This is a long stretch of the Columbia River between Grand Coulee Dam and Chief
- Cady Lake
- Curlew Lake:
Curlew Lake (870 acres): Spring and early summer fishing for planted rainbow
trout should be excellent at this popular year-round lake just north of
Republic. Largemouth bass will hit later in the summer and fall. Resorts,
camping, picnicking, and public boat access are all available at Curlew Lake
State Park. This lake holds rainbows and eastern brooks. There are also largemouth bass.
Take Hwy 21 leading north from Republic to and along the north shore.
- Davis Lake (17 acres):
This small lake northwest of Boyds offers 9- to 12-inch cutthroat trout from
annual fry plants. A few rainbow trout may remain from earlier plants made due
to a shortage of cutthroat. A Forest Service campground is available. Open
season runs from the last Saturday in April to the end of October. The lake may
not be accessible on opening day due to unusually heavy snowfall this past
- Elbow Lake
- Ellen Lake (78 acres): Annual rainbow trout fry plants usually provide excellent fishing here.
location: 14 miles north of Inchelium, Ellen receives lots of fishing pressure because of
a developed Forest Service campground. Empire Lakes (6 acres total).
- Eastern brook trout fry plants are regularly made in these small lakes in the
Colville National Forest, and anglers can expect to land 8-inchers by the
- Emerald Lakes
- Ferry Lake (19 acres): location: 9 miles south of Republic on Highway 21, up Scatter Creek
Road to the west. A Forest Service campground is available.
- Fish Lake (4 acres): This little alpine lake, at 3,300 feet elevation, gets an
annual plant of catchable-size rainbow trout. location:
2 miles south of
Ferry Lake by county road. Open season is from the last Saturday in April
through October 31.
- La Fleur Lake
- Long Lake (14 acres):
Fry-planted cutthroat trout at this fly-fishing-only lake should give those
anglers some 9- to 17-inch catches, especially by fall. Long Lake is southwest
of Republic in the Scatter Creek drainage and has a Forest Service campground
and boat launch. Motorized boats are not allowed. Open season is last Saturday
in April to the end of October.
- Mud Lake: location: 1 1/2 miles NW of Republic.
- Renner Lake:(9.6 acres): This small lake (2,525 feet) is stocked
occasionally with brown trout catchables and brook trout fry. location: two miles west from Barstow and six miles south from Orient. There
is a small Forest Service campground and a primitive boat launch site. Access is
a walk-in of one-half mile.
- San Poil Lake: location: 3 1/2 miles north east of Republic on Hwy 21, holds rainbow and
eastern brook trout. On the road to Curlew lake.
- Sherman Lake
- Swan Lake (52 acres): Rainbow trout fingerling plants will keep this high-elevation (3,641 feet) lake
producing 9-inch yearlings and 11- to 13-inch carry-overs throughout the season.
Swan also provides some action on largemouth bass. The lake is southwest of
Republic up the Scatter Creek drainage, just a few miles east of the Okanogan
County line. An improved Forest Service campground is on the east shore.
Open season runs from the last Saturday in April to October 31.
- Trout Lake (8 acres): Rainbow trout fry go into this little lake, 8 miles west of Kettle
Falls at the southeast end of Hoodoo Canyon, to give anglers some nice-size
trout early on. There is a boat launch at the Forest Service campground.
- Ward Lakes (7 acres):
Spring angling action should be good here for eastern brook trout if winter-kill
is not a problem. location: 9-1/2 miles north of Republic, and has a
traditional April opener.
- Charlene Lake
- Clark Pond (49.3 acres): location:
five miles SW of Mesa is planted annually in spring with
catchable-size trout. Fishing is fairly good, but short-lived. Open season is
- Dalton Lake (30 acres): location:
11 north of Pasco on the Kahlotus road.It is planted
in spring with catchable-size rainbows. Fishing is good but short-lived,
although the pond is open year-around.
- Emma Lake (20 acres): location:
outside Page, seven miles northeast of Ice
Harbor Dam. It has largemouth and smallmouth bass, black crappie, yellow perch
and bullhead catfish. Emma is open to fishing year-round.
- Kahlotus Lake: llocation: on Hwy 260, near town of Kahlotus. Holds large mouth bass, black
crappie, perch, and bullhead. Has public access.
- Marmes Pond (3 acres):
This small pond near the mouth of the Palouse River is stocked with rainbow
trout in March. It is open to fishing year-round.
- Mesa Lake: (50 acres): location: This lake
one mile southwest of Mesa fish species:
largemouth bass, black crappie, yellow
perch, walleye and bullhead catfish. Recent WDFW sampling found that yellow
perch are the most abundant game fish. Open to fishing year-round.
- Powerline: (Barker) Lake (22 acres) location:
on WDFW-managed Windmill Ranch Unit, eight miles northwest of Mesa. Good
fishing for small largemouth bass, yellow perch, black crappie and brown
bullhead catfish. Designated parking area and walk-in access only (
- Railroad Pond (10 acres)
- Railroad Pond (10 acres): This small pond two miles northeast of Mesa has been
converted from a production water to a quality trout fishery, starting May 1,
2000. New regulations (check the 2000-2001 regulations pamphlet) and large trout
are expected to attract anglers who enjoy catch-and-release fishing with flies
and lures. Rainbow trout will run from 8 to 18 inches. In addition, Railroad
Pond has been selected to receive a bonus plant of large trout as part of a
special program passed by the state legislature. These triploid rainbow trout
averaging 1-1/2 pounds each are purchased by the Department of Fish and
Wildlife. Because they are sterile triploids, fish that "carry over"
have the possibility to grow to trophy size.
- Scooteney Reservoir (925 acres)
- Yellow perch are the main attraction on this enlargement of Potholes Canal.
Smallmouth and largemouth bass, crappie, yellow perch and walleye are also
available. Most fishing is during the winter through the ice. An excellent
campground on the west side has a developed access area and toilets. The season
is open year-around. location: 12 miles southwest of
- Sulpher Lake
- Worth Lake (10 acres):
This small lake four miles northwest of Mesa has a variety of
warmwater fish, including largemouth bass, bluegill, black crappie, yellow perch
and bullhead catfish. It is open to fishing year-round.
- Bakers Pond
- Baker's Pond: This small farm pond in the Pataha Creek/Tucannon River drainage
is stocked with catchable-size rainbow trout, so it's great for young anglers.
Reached via Highway 28 and Mountain Road, public access is through the
cooperation of local farmers. The pond is open all year.
- Casey Pond: location: off the Snake River gets a small plant of catchable-size
(10-12 inch) rainbow trout that provide some early season action only, although
the pond is open to fishing all year.
Alkali Lake: (320 acres) location: nine miles north of Soap Lake on Hwy 17. Contains spiny
rays and rainbows. Public access.
- Ancient Lakes
- Banks Lake (24,900 acres):
This is the best walleye water in the region and is popular with anglers
statewide. Kokanee have been planted for several years, but have received only
light pressure from anglers. A cooperative rainbow trout rearing project between
WDFW, an Electric City sportsmen's group and Coulee City Chamber of Commerce
offers improved trout fishing, with fish running to 5 pounds. Largemouth bass
fishing should be good to excellent. Abundant smallmouth bass up to 4 pounds are
available along rocky shoreline areas. Yellow perch and lake whitefish are very
abundant. Crappie fishing will be poor-to-fair. Several public access areas are
well developed, including a state park mid-way up the lake and a city park
at Coulee City on the south end. This large lake is open to fishing year-around.
- Beda Lake
- Blue Lake (532 acres):
Anglers can expect only fair catches of 10- to 11-inch rainbow trout, with
occasional carry-overs of 15 to 19 inches. The lake will be stocked lightly
(35,000) with catchable-size trout. Fry survival has been poor due to excessive
numbers of competing yellow perch. Blue is being proposed for rehabilitation
this fall. There are three resorts and a public access with toilets. Open season
is from the last Saturday in April to October 31.
Coulee Lodge 509
- Blythe Lake:
A 30 acre lake on the Columbia Wildlife Refuge, it contains rainbows. Reached by
road from west end of O'Sullivan Dam.
- Burke Lake
- Caliche Lakes:
Two small lakes with rainbow trout. 5.5 miles SW of George, take exit 143, then
NE on Frontage Road 1.4 miles. Public Access.
- Canal Lake:
A lake of 76 acres, holds rainbow trout. Three miles east from the east end of
O'Sullivan Dam then turn south four miles to Heart Lake. Canal is adjacent.
- Castle Lake
- Chukar Lake
- Clementine Lake
- Corral Lake:
This is an 80 acre lake formed by seepage from the Potholes Reservoir. It has a
boat launch and holds rainbow trout. Reached by the road from the west end of
- Crater Lake
- Cresent Bay Lake: A 90 acre man made lake that holds a nice variety of perch, crappie, walleye,
whitefish, large and small mouth bass. Public access, 1/2 mile east of city of
- Deep Lake:
104 acre lake that holds rainbow, mackinaw, and kokanee. location:
5 miles SW
of Coulee City on Hwy 17in Sun Lakes State Park.
- Dry Falls Lake (99 acres):
This lake should provide good-to-excellent fishing for yearling rainbow trout
and some large carry-overs. Brown trout may make up 5-10 percent of the catch. A
one-fish limit and selective fishery regulations are in effect. The lake is
accessible with car-topped boats, but there is no actual launch. Toilets are
available. Open season runs from the last Saturday in April to November 30.
- Dusty Lake: Small, 30 acre lake that holds rainbows and brown trout. It is
part of the Quincy W.R.A. and can be reached seven miles SW of Quincy. A trail leads from Burke lake 1/2 mile to Dusty.
- Ephrata Lake
- Evergreen Reservoir: Evergreen Reservoir (235 acres): Largemouth bass, bluegill and perch are the
main attractions, with some walleye and crappie taken too. An occasional tiger
musky adds excitement, but they must be 36 inches long to keep. Open season is
- Falcon Lakes, Heron Lakes, Goldeneye Lake: A group of small lakes on the Columbia Wildlife Refugee near the west end of
O'Sullivan Dam. Holds rainbow trout.
- Flat Lake
- Goldeneye Lake
- location: 1/2 mile south of the O'Sullivan Dam, holds rainbows.
- Goose Lakes: Leave the hwy at the east end of O'Sullivan Dam, go three miles. Both
lakes have public boat launches. Both hold rainbow, lg. mouth bass, crappie, and
bullhead. Lower Goose also holds perch, while Upper Goose holds Lahontan
cutthroat and walleye.
- Hampton Lakes:
Hampton lakes, Upper (53 acres) and Lower (19 acres): Both of these lakes on the
Columbia National Wildlife Refuge north of Othello should be only fair for
rainbow trout. Yearlings have been rather large, running 13 to 14 inches, and
carry-overs average 18 inches. Open season runs from March 1 to July 31.
- Heart Lake:
Heart Lake is a 20 acre hike-in lake, part of an area known as the Potholes. Drive
3 miles east from the O'Sullivan Dam and then turn south four miles. Local stores have maps of the potholes lakes, which number over 20.
Special seasons and regulations often apply.
- Hourglass Lake
- June Lake
- Lemna Lake
- Lenice Lake (94 acres):
Planted rainbow trout carry over well here and should provide catches in the 13-
to 19-inch range; brown trout are also available. Selective fishery regulations
apply; check the regulations pamphlet. Access is on foot (one-half mile walk)
with toilets at parking area.
- Lenore Lake (1,670 acres): location:
just north of Soap Lake, Lenore offers trophy fishing for
Lahontan cutthroat trout up to 10 pounds, but most fish average two to five
pounds. Fishing is catch-and-release only from March 1 through May 31, and
should be good during this period. Selective fishery regulations apply for the
entire open season, which runs to November 30. Anglers should check the
regulations pamphlet and also note posted closed areas at the north and south
ends. Lenore has four access areas, three with rough boat launches and toilets.
- Long Lake Reservoir
- Mallard Lake
- Marco Polo Lake
- Martha Lake: (22 acres) location:
on the south side of Hwy 90 a mile NE of George. It contains rainbows.
- Merry Lake (40 acres):
Rainbow trout average 14 inches, with carry-overs in the 16- to 19-inch range.
Merry has selective fishery regulations, and an April 27 to October 31 open
season (which will change to a March 1 opening in 1997). Foot access is from the
Lenice Lake parking area.
- Mirror Lake:
- Moses Lake (6800 acres):
Fair action will be available on rainbow trout up to 17 inches, plus some
largemouth bass. Good catches of walleye can also be expected. Moses has a very
large population of 2 to 3 pound lake whitefish that are under-utilized. Crappie
and bluegill fishing will be poor; note that crappie and bluegill have a 5-fish
catch limit and minimum size regulations. Perch fishing is spotty; the
population is large, but fish appear to be stunted. Intensive biological surveys
are underway to learn more the decline of the warmwater fishery here, and
to develop possible management improvements. Moses Lake has several public boat
launches, two with picnic facilities.
- Northrup Lake
- Para-Juvenile Lake
- Park Lake (346 acres): location: north of
Soap Lake in Sun Lakes State
Park, this popular lake was rehabilitated in the fall of 1996, and excellent
fisheries occurred in 1998 and 1999. Over 120,000 rainbow and brown trout fry
should form the basis of a very good fishery on 10-1/2 to 11-inch yearlings. A
good crop of carry-over rainbows in the 14- to 16-inch range can also be
expected. In addition to the state park, there is a resort. Open season runs
from the last Saturday in April through September 30.
- Perch Lake (16 acres):
This small lake in Sun Lakes State Park should provide good fishing for
rainbows. Because it's small and receives intense pressure, catch rates will
drop off markedly after the first few days of the season. Opening day is the
last Saturday in April, and the season runs through September 30. Most angling
occurs from shore, although small boats can be carried to the water.
- Pillar Lake
- Pit Lake
- Potholes Reservoir: (23,000 acres): fish
species: trout, largemouth and smallmouth bass, walleye,
crappie and bluegill. The reservoir is
open to fishing year-round, with the best time for warmwater species in
mid-summer through fall. The main reservoir and Lind Coulee arm are also popular
for fishing through the ice. Crappie and bluegill have a combined daily catch
limit of 25 fish. A large private resort, a state park, and several developed
public access areas provide all the necessary amenities.
- Priest Rapids Reservoir
- Quincy Wildlife area Lakes: location:
near Quincy off
White Trail Road. Dusty Lake and the small pothole lakes west of the main access
road will offer only fair rainbow trout fishing this year. Quincy and Burke
lakes were rehabilitated in the fall of 1999. Catchable-size rainbow trout (8 to
9 inches) were stocked prior to the March 1, 2000 opening. Cold water
temperatures often make for slow fishing in March, especially so on catchable
trout stocked this early. By late March or early April, though, angling success
should really blossom. The normal annual release of fingerling rainbow later in
the spring will provide a good-to-excellent fishery in spring of 2001. The hike
into Dusty through this scenic area is worth the effort for large carry-overs.
Stan Coffin, H, and part of the Ancient lakes were rehabilitated in the fall of
1992 to remove carp. They were restocked with bass and bluegill fingerlings in
1993 to improve warmwater fishing opportunity in the Quincy area. Angling for
these species should be fair. Refer to a separate listing for Evergreen
Reservoir. Check the regulations pamphlet for individual lake seasons.
- Rainbow Lake
- Red Rock Lake
- Round Lake
- Sage Lakes
- Sand Lake
- Seep Lakes: location: south of
Moses Lake and Potholes
Reservoir. Most are open year-round, except the Warden lakes and some of the
lakes on the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge. Many of the larger lakes among
these waters were rehabilitated during fall 1997 to remove stunted warmwater
fish populations, mostly pumpkinseed sunfish. Windmill, Canal, Heart, Corral
and Blythe lakes have since provided very good fishing. North and South Teal
were rehabilitated in fall of 1999, and will yield good fishing again in 2001.
Also check out some of the smaller, out-of-the-way lakes in this same area.
These are walk-in lakes at distances of one-fourth to 1-1/4 miles from parking.
Check the regulations pamphlet for specific lake seasons. Larger lakes have boat
launches, and some of these are equipped with toilets. Please refer to separate
descriptions for Upper and Lower Hampton and Warden lakes.
- Shoveler Lake
- Soda Lake:
Soda Lake (180 acres) and Long Lake (75 acres): These adjacent lakes should both
provide fair fishing for walleye, rainbow trout, bass, and yellow perch. Both
are open to fishing year-round. Soda has good whitefish catches in late summer
and fall, and several very large rainbow trout (5-8 pounds!) are taken here each
year. There are two access areas, one with toilets; rough camping is allowed.
- Stan Coffen Lake
- Spring Lakes
- Stratford Lakes
- Susan Lake
- Teal Lakes
- Thompson Lake
- Trail Lake
- Vic Meyers Lake:
Vic Meyers (Rainbow) Lake (8 acres): Anglers should find a limited number of
excellent rainbow and brook trout in this small, popular lake. Like nearby Perch
Lake, it receives heavy pressure and fishing will not hold up past the first few
days of the season. Open from the last Saturday in April to September 30.
- Virgin Lake
- Wanapum Reservoir
- Warden Lake: (186 acres) and South Warden (24 acres) lakes: Rehabilitated in fall of
1998 and restocked with fry in 1999, these two should offer a fair-to-good
fishery in 2000 for rainbow and brown trout. Rainbows in the 10-inch range
should be plentiful. Early-season (March 1 opener) action may be slow due to
cold water temperatures, but angling should really pick up in April. New
regulations will affect Warden and South Warden, keeping the season open through
the end of September. The opening date will be later in 2001, starting the last
Saturday in April.
- Widgeon Lake
- Williams Lake
- Willow Lakes
- Winchester Wasteway Reservoir
- Windmill Lake
Grays Harbor County
Aberdeen Lake: (63 acres): Fishing should be good for 10- to 11- inch rainbow
trout with occasional larger rainbows and cutthroat available. Access is through
the city park. Aberdeen Lake (also called Lake Aberdeen) will be crowded on
opening day. Open season runs from the last Saturday in April to October 31.
- Carlisle Lakes
- Damon Lake
- Discovery Lakes
- Duck Lake: (450 acres): location:
near Ocean Shores, Duck Lake offers fair fishing
for stocked rainbow trout, and good fishing for largemouth bass, black crappie
and bluegill. It is open to fishing year-around. Parking and boat launches are
available, maintained and patrolled by the city.
- Failor Lake: (65 acres): Public access to this reservoir nine miles north of
Hoquiam is now open from Highway 101. Anglers should find good fishing for
stocked rainbow trout. Failor has also been selected to receive a bonus plant of
large triploid rainbow trout (averaging 1-1/2 pounds apiece). These sterile fish
can grow to trophy size if not harvested. Open season is from the last Saturday
in April through October 31.
- Grisdale Pond
- Klone Lakes: These three small lakes are in beautiful surroundings above
Wynoochee Reservoir. Ranging in size from two to nine acres, they are planted
with trout every three to four years. They require some effort to reach, and
although they are open to fishing all year, elevation (all at 3,200 feet)
may keep them closed part of the year.
- Mill Creek Pond: This juveniles-only water location:
in Cosmopolis provides
accessible fishing for beginning anglers. It is open to fishing year-round.
- Pope Lakes
- Quinault Lake
- Satsop Lakes: These two small lakes at 2,500 feet elevation provide
fishing for small cutthroat and brook trout following an enjoyable walk through
large timber. Last Saturday in April through October 31 open season.
- Shye Lake
- Stump Lake
- Sylvia Lake: (32 acres): Good spring, early summer and fall fishing for 9- to
10-inch rainbow trout, with a few larger rainbows and cutthroat available. The
first fish stocking will be in mid-March. This popular lake receives additional
trout for Free Fishing Weekend in June, and plants in April, May and September.
Excess adult hatchery steelhead may be periodically available. These steelhead
count as part of the daily trout limit, and a catch record card is not required
to take them. Open season is year-round.
- Vance Creek Lake
- Wynoochee Lake (Reservoir): Cutthroat and whitefish will provide action for anglers on
this Wynoochee River impoundment. Special size and catch limits are in effect
for trout, with a June 1 through October 31 season. USFS campground, toilets and
Admiralty Bay Pond
- Cranberry Lake: (125 acres) 25 ft deep and elevation of 20 feet. fish
species: largemouth bass,
yellow perch, brown bullhead catfish and planted rainbow and brown trout. Public
access is through Deception Pass State Park. No internal combustion engines are
allowed on the lake. The state park also provides a fishing dock. The boat
launch is best used to carry in boats. The state park provides 246 camp sites.
- Deer Lake (82 acres): location: 1 mile west of Clinton on Whidbey Island, Deer lake has a WDFW access on
the northeast corner of the lake. Fishing is usually good to very good for
stocked catchable-size rainbows, and "holdover" cutthroat to 16 inches
or larger. Open season is from the last Saturday in April through October 31.
- Dugualla Bay Lake
- Goss Lake: (55 acres) location: 3 miles west of Langley on Whidbey Island, Goss has a WDFW access on the
east end of the lake. Expect fair to good fishing for recently-stocked catchable-size
rainbows, with a large cutthroat trout as well. Trout size is reduced due to
competing brown bullheads. Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.
- Gravel Pit Ponds
- Holmes Lake
- Lone Lake: (92 acres) This lake is 2 miles southwest of Langley on Whidbey Island, Lone has a large
WDFW access on the north shore and is open year-around. Trout fishing can vary
widely from year-to-year due to cormorant predation, but is expected to be
superb in 1996 for catchable-size (8-10 inch) rainbow trout, plus very fat
yearlings (12 inches) and some holdovers (2+ pounds). Table quality of the trout
is best in spring and fall when the water is cooler. Use large-fish methods
here: salad shrimp bait, leech wet fly patterns, and large lures. Some
catchables will be stocked after May 1st to avoid bird predation.
- Oliver Lake
- Orr's Pond
- Pondilla Lake
- Silver Lake
- Crocker Lake
- Devil's Lake
- Fulton Creek Beaver Ponds
- Horseshoe Lake
- Jupiter Lakes
- Leland Lake
- Lena Lake
- Lost Lake
- Ludlow Lake
- Sandy Shore Lake
- Silent Lake
- Silver Lakes
- Tarboo Lake
- Teal Lake
- Twin Lake, upper
- Yoho Lake
Alice Lake: (33 acres): This lake is 30 feet deep at it's deepest point. It holds, Largemouth Bass and
Rainbow. Has a good concrete ramp boat launch, Pit toilets and lots of parking
space. No internal combustion engines are allowed on this lake. From Issaquah,
going east on I-90, take the Preston-fall city road for 3.9 miles to the Lake
Alice Road S.E. Turn right onto the lake Alice Road and travel up the steep
curvy road for 2.2 miles to the top of the hill. The road forks, keep to the
left on Alice Lake Road for .5 miles to the WDFW on the right.
Angle Lake: (102 acres): location:
off Hwy 99 just 12 miles from downtown Seattle, at south
194th Street. The lake holds rainbows, kokanee and spiny rays (perch, bass, and
catfish). There is a county park with boat launching available.
Annette LakeLake Annette (Take I-90 to exit 47 first stop sign turn right second turn left.
Park your car and hike 4 miles). This is a 7 1/4 mile round trip hike,
elevation gain 1400 feet.
Bass Lake (24 acres):
This lake has a maximun depth of 40 feet. It contains, Largemouth Bass, yellow
perch,Black Crappie and Sunfish. There's lots of parking and a gravel boat
launch that is besst used to carry in boats. To get there from Black Diamond,
Travel south on highway 169 4 miles to the WDFW access on right.
Beaver Lakes (11.6, 62.5, and 5.9 acres): This group of three connected lakes is
location: two miles east of Pine Lake in Issaquah. The largest of the three has a
public access with ramp and toilets located in the southeast corner. Largemouth
bass and rainbow are the principal attraction, although yellow perch are also
present. Year-around season.
Bitter Lake (19 acres): location: off Highway 99 at 130th has shore fishing from a
city park on the east end, but no developed boat ramp. Car toppers may be
launched from the north and east sides. fish
species: pumpkinseed sunfish,
largemouth bass and brown bullhead catfish. Year-round open season.
Black Lake (26 acres): location: 9-1/2 miles northeast of Snoqualmie,
fish species: rainbow trout. Expect good-to-excellent fishing for yearling fish 8 to10 inches,
with carry-overs to 16 inches or larger. Access is by a one-way (easterly),
dead-end spur along the lake's southern shore off Weyerhaeuser's mainline haul
road. Float tubes or small car-toppers can be launched near the lake's northwest
corner off the road embankment. Vehicular access to the Snoqualmie tree farm
requires purchase of an annual access permit (Black Lake will be accessible
year-round). Call 1-800-433-3911 for an access permit. Open fishing season is
Black Diamond Lake
Boren Lake (15 acres): location: four miles north of Renton, Boren has a public ramp on the northeast
corner, but it lacks toilets and has little parking. There is a beautiful new
public park on the lake's southeast corner, with ample facilities and a fishing
dock. fish species: largemouth bass, yellow perch and brown bullhead,
and Open all year long.
Boyle Lake (24 acres): location: on Weyerhaeuser property four miles northeast of
Snoqualmie, and requires a short hike from nearby logging spurs. The middle of
three interconnected lakes, it is managed primarily for native cutthroat.
Largemouth bass and yellow perch are also present. The inlet and outlet are
closed to fishing. Vehicular access to Snoqualmie Tree Farm requires purchase of
an annual access permit (call 1-800-433-3911).
Bridges Lake (34 acres): On Weyerhaeuser property four miles northeast of Snoqualmie, Bridges is
the uppermost of three interconnected lakes. A short hike from nearby logging
spurs, it is managed mainly for native cutthroat trout. Largemouth bass and
yellow perch are also present. The inlet and outlet are closed to fishing.
Vehicular access to Snoqualmie Tree Farm requires purchase of an annual access
permit (call 1-800-433-3911).
Calligan Lake (310 acres): 8-1/2 miles northeast of North Bend, Calligan has a single rough access
for car-toppers or light trailers midway down its north shore, plus scattered
shoreline access. Calligan is accessed from several routes on Weyerhaeuser's
Snoqualmie Tree Farm. Vehicular access to the tree farm requires purchase of an
annual access permit (1-800-433-3911). Late season closures may be in effect due
to fire danger. Calligan offers an unusual variety of sizable rainbow, cutthroat
and eastern brook trout, all of which are wild. Best fishing is by canoe or
float tube trolling wet fly or nymph patterns in the evenings. All tributary
streams and the upper third of the outlet are closed to fishing. The season runs
from June 1 through October 31.
Cherry Lake (3 acres):
An angler's trail wends through the woods from a logging road to this small
eastern brook trout lake location:
seven miles northeast of Duvall. Fishing
is fair-to-good for 7- to 10-inch fish, all naturally produced. Best fished from
a raft or float tube, as the shoreline is brushy. Open season is year-round
Cottage Lake (63 acres): location: on the Woodinville-Duvall Road three miles east of
downtown Woodinville. Access is through the county park on the north shore,
along the highway. A ramp is planned, but only bank and car-topper access is
available now. Cottage's high productivity yields fat 10-12 inch rainbow trout
from a spring fry plant. It also provides better-than-average opportunity for
fat yellow perch, largemouth bass, black crappie, and brown bullheads. Open
season is from the last Saturday in April through October 31.
Deep Lake (39 acres): location: 4 1/2 miles south of State Hwy 169
turn east on SE 400th St. for two miles to Enumclaw/Kanasket Rd, then NE a
mile to Deep Lake entry road. The lake has a county park. There is rainbow,
cutthroat, and spiny rays including bass. The lake has a public fishing pier
(small), a little beach area, and a nice hiking trail around the lake. The boat
launch is carry in only with limited parking. This would be an excellent lake to
float tube on.
Desire Lake (72 acres): location: southeast of Renton. There is access off of Petrovitsky Rd.
approx. 6-7 miles east of Renton. The Lake Desire exit goes off to the north for
a mile. There is one boat launch at the north end of the lake which
includes parking, toilets and a decent dock. Desire gets moderate use and is
half developed with best access by boat. Fish include rainbow trout,
yellow perch, pumpkinseed sunfish and largemouth bass. There is a slot limit on
bass. Lake Desire is open to fishing year-around.
Dolloff Lake (21 acres):
This lake reaches depths of 19 feet. It holds largemouth Bass, Black
Crappie, Yellow Perch, rock Bass, pumpkin seed sunfish, brown bullhead catfish
and rainbows. It has a nice concrete boat launch, pit tiolets, and lots of
To get there from Seattle, travel south on I-5 to the South 272nd St. exit,
(Exit #147) Turn left (east) on S. 272nd St. for .2 mile to Military Road. Turn
right (south) on Military Road for 2.4 miles. Just as you pass under the I-5
Freeway over pass, turn left on 31st Ave. S. (Sign will point to Lake Dolloff
Elem. School) Follow 31st Ave S. for .3 mile to "Y" in the road. Keep
right at the "Y" onto 38th Ave. So. Follow 38th Ave. So. for .6 mile
to WDFW public access on the right.
This is a large Alpine Lake of 290 acres at 3052 feet. It holds rainbows. Its
8 miles from Skykomish and takes 2 miles to hike into. The hike is 600 feet in elevation gain, a bit hard in some spots but not too bad.
Towering granite cliffs with numerous elevated views make this a treat to hike
Drunken Charlie Lake (3 acres):
This small lake nine miles east-northeast of Duvall is a bit of a
challenge to find on a maze of logging roads, some of which may be gated. The
sylvan setting and sphagnum shoreline are a pleasant relief from the more
urbanized lakes in the area. This is an excellent ride by mountain-bike, but is
best fished from a raft or float tube. Rainbow trout range from 8 inches to
several pounds. A fickle lake that is challenging to fish effectively, it is
stocked regularly with fry, and is open to fishing year-round.
Echo Lake (12 acres): location: 6 miles north of Seattle off Highway 99, Echo has access for car-toppers
and some shore fishing through a small city park on the northeast corner of the
lake. Echo's main attraction is rainbow trout, with yellow perch also present.
Toilets and some picnic tables are available in the park, but parking is at a
premium in the spring. Year-around season.
Fenwick Lake (18 acres): location: two miles SW of Kent, Fenwick has a WDFW boat ramp on the west shore
with bank access through Lake Fenwick Park. fish
largemouth bass, brown bullhead catfish, and yellow perch. Fishing season is
year-around in this lake.
Five mile Lake (38 acres): location: 4 miles southwest of Auburn, with dock and bank access only through a
county park, fish species: rainbow and largemouth bass.
Geneva Lake (28 acres):
This small lake 2-1/2 miles southwest of Auburn off SR18 has a WDFW boat ramp on
the northwest shore. Bank access, including a fishing pier, is through the
county park on the northeast shore. Most of the action is for rainbow trout,
although largemouth bass are also present. This lake has also been selected to
receive a bonus plant of large triploid rainbow trout (averaging 1-1/2 pounds
apiece). These sterile fish can grow to trophy size if not harvested. Last
Saturday in April through October 31 open season.
Green Lake (255 acres):
In the heart of Seattle near the intersection of Highway 99 and 60th North,
Green Lake offers rainbow and brown trout, largemouth bass, yellow perch and
brown bullhead catfish. Channel catfish are stocked in some years for diversity.
Common carp and goldfish can be abundant. Boats can be rented at the northeast
corner or car-toppers can be carried to the lake. Several fishing piers are
placed around the lake. Green Lake is open to fishing year-around, and is
typically stocked several times between mid-March and mid-June with a seasonal
total of 13,000 catchable-size rainbow trout. Milfoil is a
nuisance, and can interfere with fishing from April through October.
Haller Lake (15 acres): location: in North Seattle at Meridian Avenue North and 125th North, Haller has no
developed access, but the lake may be reached for limited shore fishing and
car-toppers from Meridian on the north shore and North 125th Avenue at the west
end of the lake. This year-around lake offers rainbow trout, largemouth bass and
Hancock Lake (236 acres): it's eight miles northeast of North Bend, Hancock has a single small dirt
access for car-toppers or light trailers at its northwest corner. Shoreline
access is available, but is generally poor. The lake is accessible from several
routes on Weyerhaeuser's Snoqualmie Tree Farm. Vehicular access requires
purchase of an annual access permit (call 1-800-433-3911). Late season closures
may be in effect due to fire danger. Like nearby Calligan Lake, Hancock offers
an unusual assortment of rainbow, cutthroat and eastern brook trout, all of wild
origin. All tributary streams and the upper third of the outlet are closed to
fishing. The season runs from June 1 through October 31.
Holm Lake (19 acres): Also called Nielsen or Neilsen Lake, Holm is midway between Auburn
and Black Diamond, and is open to year-round fishing. A small WDFW access area
with boat ramp, limited parking, and pit toilet is located at the lake's south
end off SE Lake Holm Road. fish species: Largemouth bass and rainbow trout.
Hull Lake (6 acres):
Hull is a large beaver-pond type lake nestled within Weyerhaeuser's Snoqualmie
tree farm, nine miles north of Snoqualmie in the East Fork Griffin Creek
drainage. It is managed for stocked cutthroat in a quiet forest setting, and is
open year-round. Hull is fishable from shore, but best from a float tube or
raft. Vehicular access to the tree farm requires purchase of an annual access
permit call 1-800-433-3911.
Killarney Lake (31 acres): location:
3 miles southwest of Auburn just south of SR 18, Killarney
has a narrow WDFW boat ramp on the northeast corner (across from access to
Geneva Lake). The north end of the lake becomes shallow in the summer and fall,
and boat launching becomes difficult; a shallow isthmus separates the main lake
from the access bay. This year-around lake offers rainbow trout, largemouth
bass, yellow perch, pumpkinseed sunfish and brown bullheads.
Klaus Lake (62 acres): location: on Weyerhaeuser property four miles northeast of Snoqualmie, Klaus is
the lowermost of three interconnected lakes (with Boyle and Bridges). There is a
rough 4x4 car-topper access on the lake's southeast corner. Klaus is managed
primarily for native cutthroat trout, with largemouth bass and yellow perch also
present. Expect fair-to-good fishing for cutthroat up to 16 inches. The inlet
and outlet are closed to fishing. Vehicular access to the Snoqualmie Tree Farm
requires purchase of an annual access permit call 1-800-433-3911
Kulla Kulla Lake
Langendorfer Lake (5 acres):
Also known as Stossel Lake, this and one or two adjacent ponds lie in the
headwaters of Stossel Creek, six miles northeast of Stillwater. Look for
chunky coastal cutthroat of both wild and stocked origin. This small,
low-elevation (580 feet) lake is best fished early in the season from a float
tube or raft. It is accessible from an adjacent logging road, and is open to
Langlois Lake (40 acres): 1 mile southeast of Carnation, Langlois has a
well-developed WDFW access at its east end, with a ramp, parking and toilets. It
is managed for rainbow trout. Expect good fly fishing for large holdover
rainbows on summer evenings. Disabled-accessible facilities with paved surface
Larsen Lake (7 acres):
Footpath access is available through Bellevue Park to this peat bog lake which
has one public fishing pier/float and is ideal for float tubes. fish
cutthroat, yellow perch, largemouth
bass and brown bullheads. Open season is year-round.
Loop Lake (36 acres): location:
three miles east of Carnation on
Weyerhaeuser's Snoqualmie tree farm, beneath power lines. Vehicular access
requires purchase of an annual access permit (call 1-800-433-3911). Motorized
access is off the company's main gate near Snoqualmie, or the nearby Griffin
Creek gate. Loop is an excellent choice for challenging float tube fishing for
large eastern brook trout. The lake may summerkill in drought years, with
diminished trout availability for a few years afterward. Open all year long for
Lynch Lake (23 acres): On Weyerhaeuser's Snoqualmie Tree Farm, a short distance north of the
Tolt Pipeline Road via a logging spur, Lynch is 13 miles northeast of
Snoqualmie, or 12 miles east of Duvall. Vehicular access requires purchase of an
annual access permit (call 1-800-433-3911). Lynch Lake contains wild cutthroat
trout, and is open all year for to fishing.
Margaret Lake (40+ acres): location:
4 miles northeast of Duvall. There is
large public access with ramp, parking and toilets at the southwest corner. It
is managed for rainbow and cutthroat trout, but largemouth bass inhibit trout
Maud Lake (2 acres):
Maud is sandwiched between the North Fork Snoqualmie River and Weyerhaeuser's
Spur 10 logging road, eight miles north of North Bend. A moderate
bushwhack is required to reach the very good fishing for stocked coastal
cutthroat, which grow to 14 inches. A float tube or small raft is essential. The
lake is open to fishing year-round.
McLeod Lake (13 acres): Five miles north of North Bend off the county road along the North Fork
Snoqualmie River, McLeod offers high-quality rainbow and eastern brook trout
fishing. Anglers must walk in five minutes from the county road. A float
tube or raft is needed since shoreline access is brushy or poor. There are no
toilets, and fires, shooting, littering or camping are not allowed on
Weyerhaeuser property. Year-around season.
Metcalf Lake (6 acres):
This small beaver-pond type lake 3.5 miles northeast of Snoqualmie near
Weyerhaeuser's mainline haul road has foot or car-topper access for stocked
cutthroat trout. The season is open year-round, but the lake may dry up in
extreme drought years. Vehicular access requires purchase of an annual access
Meridian Lake (147 acres): Between Kent and SR 18, two miles east of Kent, this year-around
lake has dual WDFW and county park access on the southeast shore with a boat
ramp. An excellent fishing pier is available through the county park. Stocked
with catchable-size rainbows after May 1 (to reduce bird predation), Meridian is
also productive for largemouth bass, yellow perch and brown bullheads. Open all
Morton Lake (69 acres): location: four miles west of Black Diamond has a WDFW boat
ramp on the northwest shore, with parking and toilets available. Catchable-size
rainbow trout stocked shortly after May 1 are the main draw, but largemouth bass
are also present.
Moss Lake (7 acres):
Moss Lake (6.5 acres): Three miles north of Carnation off
the Kelly/Stillwater Road. There is a primitive, undeveloped access from the
south shore for float tubes, car-toppers and shore anglers. Wild cutthroat
predominate, and Open all year long.
Mud Lake (14 acres)
North Lake (62 acres): Three miles west of Auburn just north of SR 18, North Lake has a large
developed access area with ramp, toilets, a small fishing pier and boat trailer
parking. North should be good for rainbow and cutthroat trout up to several
pounds. Largemouth bass are also present.
Peterson Lake (6.5 acres):
This small lake two miles northwest of Maple Valley off the Petrovitsky Road has
no developed access. Look for several angler "tunnels" through the
brush down to the lake, which is best fished from a raft or float tube.
Fry-planted cutthroat and rainbow trout are the main draw, with a year-round
Phantom Lake (63 acres):
3-1/2 miles southeast of Bellevue, Phantom Lake has public access on the west
side. A boat launch permit must be obtained through Bellevue City Park
Department. A small float exists for shore fishing. Phantom offers largemouth
bass and black crappie fishing, as well as yellow perch and brown bullhead
catfish, with a slot limit on bass. Year-round open season.
Pine Lake (103 acres):
Exit 17 off I-90 at Issaquah, E. Sammamish rd to Issaquah/Pine Lake rd 2 1/2
miles. This lake holds rainbow, bass, sunfish, and crappie. It is 40 feet deep
at the center and warms up quickly in the spring. The lake is developed and has
an excellent county park on it. There is a large fishing pier and lot's parking.
The boat launch is poor. It is gravel, small and uneven.
Preston mill Ponds
Rattlesnake Lake (65 acres): location:
close to Cedar Falls, south of North Bend (I-90 exit to
436th SE). Highly variable springs cause this unusual lake to fluctuate greatly
in volume and surface area through the summer months. A park on the east shore
has pit toilets and a primitive boat ramp. The lake is managed for rainbow
trout, with fish to 15 inches taken. Selective fishery regulations are in
effect, except electric motors are allowed.
Ravensdale Lake (20 acres):
A small lake that holds rainbow and cutthroat. A road from Black Diamond leads
north 2 miles to east side of the lake.
Sammamish Lake (5020 acres):
Developed shoreline. Reached off I-90 west of Issaquah. Take exit 15 north 1/4
mile to SE 56th street then east 1/2 mile to a left turn to the State Park
launch area (fee). This is the only launch on the entire lake and has 8+ lanes.
It needs it due to the heavy use by recreational boaters of all types.
This lake holds a variety of fish including bass, perch, trout, and sea -run
cutthroat, as well as Chinook and Sockeye Salmon passing through to spawn. Check
regs carefully for seasons. Lake Sammamish is well known for its bass fishing.
The lake gets heavy use from water skiers and jet boats so it is not a lake to
go to for peace and solitude. The state park is an excellent day-use facility.
Very crowded in the summer months.
Sawyer Lake (315 acres): location: two miles northwest of Black Diamond has a boat ramp and bank
access available through Lake Sawyer County Park on the northwest shore. fish
species: rainbow, cutthroat, kokanee, yellow
perch, largemouth and smallmouth bass, brown bullhead catfish and pumpkinseed
sunfish. Northern squawfish are also abundant in the lake, which hosts a salmon
run too. The rainbow, bass and perch fisheries are above average on this
Shadow Lake (53 acres): location:
2 miles west of Maple Valley with WDFW access on the north
arm, fish species: rainbow, various sunfish, yellow perch and
largemouth bass. Fishing season is open year-around.
Shady Lake (20 acres): location: 3-1/2 miles northwest of Maple Valley, Shady has a developed WDFW access
on the south shore with parking, toilets and ramp. Catchable-size rainbow trout
are stocked to supplement the lake's bass and sunfish populations. The season
runs from June 1 to October 31, with only one trout over 14 inches allowed in
the five-trout limit. Disabled accessibility - Level 3, DP, WCT, gs, steep to
Spring Lake (68 acres): Between Renton and Maple Valley. Has a county park and a
small boat launch.Internal combustion engines are restricted. This is a year round lake with lots of Rainbows, largemouth
Bass, yellow perch and brown bullheads.
location: 5 miles SE of Renton on Hwy 169, south for 1.5 miles on 196th SE.
Star Lake (34 acres):
This lake has a maximun depth of 50 feet. Holds Largemouth Bass, Yellow
Perch,Rainbow, brown bullhead catfish. Has a gravel launch and not much room to
move around. To get to Star Lake from Seattle from Seattle, travel south on I-5
to the 272nd exit. (Exit #47) Turn left (east) and travel 272nd St. for .2 mile
to Military Road. Turn right on Military Road for .2 mile to S. Star Lake Road.
Turn left onto Star Lake Road for .4 mile to the street end access at 37th Ave.
Steel Lake (46 acres):
Maximum depth of 24 feet. fish species:
largemouth bass, yellow perch,
pumpkinseed sunfish, brown bullhead catfish and rainbow trout.
Has paved parking a portable toilet, and a good concrete boat ramp. No internal
combustion engines allowed on lake. To get to Steel Lake from Seattle, travel
south on I-5 to the 272nd St. exit. (Exit # 147) Turn left (east) and follow
272nd Street .2 mile to Military Road. Turn right onto Military Road and travel
south to S. 304th Street. Turn right onto 304th Street for only .1 mile to
stop sign at 28th Ave S. Turn left onto 28th Ave. S. for .4 mile to 312th
Street. Turn right on 312th for only .1 mile and enter.
Sunday Lake (21 acres):
This unusual lowland lake, just within the Alpine Lakes Wilderness in the north
fork Snoqualmie River drainage 12 miles northeast of North Bend, produces
relatively large cutthroat trout, particularly in mid- to late-summer for
skilled fly anglers. The hike-in access requires fording of Sunday Creek. The
lake may fluctuate widely in size in drought years, and is best fished from a
raft. Expect slow fishing when the lake is swollen with snow-melt. Open all year long.
Sylvia Lake (11 acres): Near the
King/Snohomish county line, 7 miles southeast of Sultan. location: stocked
with eastern brook fry, which attain large size and beautiful condition. Flesh
quality is highest in the spring before the lake gets too warm. Best fished from
a raft or float tube. The lake is open year-round, but its 2310-foot elevation
may preclude access during colder months.
Swans Mill Ponds
Tradition Lake (22 acres): Beside the Tiger Mountain trail system, this lake
contains yellow perch and largemouth bass. A slot limit is in effect for bass.
Year-round open season.
Trout Lake (18 acres):
This lake has a maximum depth of 27 feet. fish
species: large-mouth bass,
yellow perch, crappie, bluegill, bullhead catfish and planted rainbow trout. Has
no boat launch and very little room to move a rig with a trailer around.
Twelve Lake (43 acres):
location: 1-1/2 miles northeast of Black Diamond, Twelve Lake has a WDFW boat ramp
on the south shore.
Walker Lake (11 acres): location: 1-1/2 miles southeast of Cumberland has a narrow, steep
WDFW boat ramp on the south shore. Parking is limited, as is shore fishing
access. Pumpkinseed sunfish compete for food with stocked rainbow and cutthroat,
so trout size and condition is diminished.
Washington Lake (22,138 acres):
Sockeye salmon were introduced into Lake Washington in 1937. Salmon initially
bred in the Cedar River, bigining in the late 1930's, but also began breeding
along the lake beaches by 1957. Because of the two different environments, in 13
generations the salmon evolved into two genically different populations. Beach
males have deeper bodies, with larger humps which are favored by females. Bach
females are 10% smaller than river females. River males are streamlined with
small humps, to swim easier in the river. River females are large and strong, to
build deeper nests in fast moving water, which prtects the eggs during floods. fish
Wilderness Lake (70+ acres): location:
2 miles south of Maple Valley, Wilderness has a WDFW boat
ramp, and bank access available through the county park on the northwest shore. fish
species: rainbow kokanee and largemouth bass.
- Bear Lake
- Bainbridge Island Lake
Kitsap County Lake
Three Finger Chain Beaver Ponds
- Baker Lake
- Box Canyon Lake
- Bullfrog Pond:
The pond is small and only 6ft deep. You can't use a boat or float tube and have
to bank fish only. The land is swampy around the pond. But the WDFW has stocked
- Chikamin Lake
- Cle Elum Lake: (4800 acres): Cle Elum is a high Cascade lake and hosts rainbow, cutthroat, kokanee, Dolly
Varden, eastern brook, whitefish, and burbot. Even sais to have mackinaw to 20
pounds. Take I-90, 7.3 miles NE of Cle Elum on the Salmon La Sac road. The road
runs along the lake at several different spots. Boats may be launched at
Wishpoosh, and at Bell, Morgan, and Dry Creeks. location:
miles northwest of Ellensburg off Washington Hwy. 903.
- Cooper Lake: (120 acres): This high lake above Salmon-La-Sac is a consistent producer of brook trout and
rainbows 7 to 10 inches. Small kokanee are also taken. Cooper Lake is accessible
by road from the upper Cle Elum River, and a boat-launching facility is
available. Gasoline motors are prohibited. Open to fishing year-around.
- Cottonwood Lakes:
Two small lakes at 3900 feet, 1 1/2 and 8 acres. Hold rainbow, cuttthroat, and
brookies. Take the Lost lake road from Stampede pass road, go one mile past Lost
to Mirror lake trail. Shore and tube access only.
- Deep Lake
- Diamond Lake
- Easton Lake: (237 acres): location:
West of Easton, this lake has fair fishing after late
May for 8 to 10-inch planted rainbows. The lake is open to fishing year-around.
- Easton Ponds:
Former gravel pits that are stocked with brown and rainbow trout. On the east
side of Easton, on the south side of the Yakima river.
- Fio Rito Lake
- Fiorito Lakes: location: just south of Ellensburg and you can see them if
you are travelling on I-82 towards Yakima, they are on your left as well. They
are stocked with Browns and Rainbows.
- Fish Lake (63 acres):
Fish This popular slough-like lake on the upper Cle Elum River has brook trout
and a few rainbows. Open to fishing year-around. Check the regulations pamphlet
for special trout rules.
- Glacier Lake
- Gold Lake
- Hansen's Ponds
- These small year-around lakes near Cle Elum should be fair for 8- to
9-inch planted rainbows in the early season.
- Hyas Lake
- Kachess Lake: (4,540 acres):
A very popular lake with good camping areas and good boat launching, Kachess
should be fair for 8- to 9-inch kokanee by early June. Rainbows, cutthroat and
burbot are also taken. The lake is closed to fishing for bull trout; please
carefully release any bull trout that are hooked. Open to fishing year-around,
Kachess is just north of I-90, 5 miles west of Cle Elum Lake.
- Keechelus Lake: (2,500 acres) location:
three miles east of Snoqualmie Pass taking
the Coal Creek exit to the boat launch. There is also lots of shore fishing on
the north side of the lake which I-90 parallels. The lake is at an elevation of
over 3000 ft. so fishing doesn't warm up until a little later in the summer.
Keechelus holds Kokanee, Rainbows, Dolley Varden and Bull Trout (both closed to
fishing this year). There is also fresh water ling (Burbot) available. There is
a nice concrete boat launch with good parking and at the same location a road
which runs into the lake and could also be used to launch boats.
- Kendall Peak Lakes
- Laura and Lillian Lakes
- Lavender Lake: Good fishing for rainbow and brown trout. Open year-around.
- Lemah Lake
- Lost Lake: (145 acres): location:
a mile west of Keechelus Lake, this Lost Lake contains kokanee and
brook trout. Although brookies average only 9 inches, there are some lunkers.
- Lost Lake
- Mattoon Lake: location: at Ellensburg, this lake offers good fishing for 8- to
14-inch rainbows. Good bank fishing opportunity for those who do not have boats.
Numerous sunfish can be pests to trout anglers. Open season is year-around.
- Michael Lake
- Milk Lake
- Mirrow Lake
- Naneum Pond
- Pete Lake
- Park Lakes
- Rachel Lake
- Ridge Lake
- Spade Lake
- Squaw Lake
- Stirrup Lake
- Summit Chief Lake
- Swan Lake
- Taneum Lake
- Three Queens Lake
- Terrace Lake
- Thorpe Lake
- Tucquala Lake
- Twin Lakes
- Waptus Lake
- Wood House Loop Ponds
- Chamberlain Lake
Horse Thief Lake (92 acres): fish species: rainbow trout, some species of warmwater
fish. In Horsethief State Park near Lyle between
the Columbia River and Highway 14.Be sure to check with the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission for park opening
and closing dates.
Northwestern Reservoir (105 acres)
- Rowland Lake (approx 85 acres): fish species: rainbow trout, eastern brook trout, some species
of warmwater fish.
- Spearfish Lake: fish species: rainbow trout, some species of warmwater
Spearfish Lake (22 acres)
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