One of two small ponds near the town of Cle Elum that are no longer stocked (Upper & Lower Hanson Ponds). The levy separating them from the Yakima River has been breached, thus creating off channel rearing habitat for salmon, steelhead, and wild resident trout.
Fishing regulations for these ponds are the same as the Yakima River. Catch & release for trout, selective gear regulations, no bait. Internal combustion motors prohibited. Closed to fishing for salmon, steelhead & bull trout; please carefully release these species if inadvertantly hooked (see Fishing Regulation Pamphlet).