Hanson - Upper Pond

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).  

Species you might catch

Bull trout
Chinook salmon
Coho salmon
Mountain whitefish
Rainbow trout
Sucker, General
Westslope cutthroat

Lake Information

Kittitas County
Lake Acreage: 12.3
Elevation: 1,884 feet
Eastside Washington

Lake Management Type
Trout emphasis

Sport Fishing Regulations & Seasons

Emergency Rule Updates
Fishing closures and openings happen constantly throughout the year. The E-Rules keep you up-to-date.

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Two-Pole Fishing NOT allowed

Special Fishing Restrictions

  • Selective Gear Rules in effect

Access Sites / Boat Ramps on this Lake

No site or ramp information available.

Fish Plants & Stocking Reports