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Manastash Lake

Manastash Lake lies nineteen miles west of Ellensburg and includes a 4x4 drive on some rugged mountain roads.  This year-round fishing location can be a consistent producer of 8- to 14-inch eastern brook trout. Rainbow trout fry planted in 2010 have grown to catchable size (12+ inches) and is now providing additional angling opportunities. Midsummer algae blooms have become heavier in recent years and can make fishing tough by late summer.

This high-elevation lake (5063 feet) is usually accessible to four-wheel drive vehicles by late May.


Fishing Prospects Calendar

 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Brook troutPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - 2nd half of monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All month
Rainbow troutPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - 2nd half of monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All month
LEGEND
Fishing Expectation

Excellent

Excellent Good Good Fair Fair Poor Poor
Type of Opportunity Full Month Full month 1st half of month only 1st half only 2nd half of month only 2nd half only No opportunity No opportunity

Lake Information

Kittitas County
Lake Acreage: 28.3
Elevation: 5,067 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 Allowed

Access Sites / Boat Ramps on this Lake

No site or ramp information available.

Fish Plants & Stocking Reports