Naneum Pond

Naneum Pond is located about three miles east of Ellensburg off Vantage Highway on Naneum Road. With a year-round open season, this small pond is open only to juvenile anglers (under 15 years old).  It is stocked with catchable-sized rainbow trout in early the spring. The lake is also stocked with some 1-pound "jumbo" rainbow trout. Sunfish species are also available. Best fishing is early in the spring as the pond becomes very weedy and difficult to fish in late spring and summer.

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Species you might catch


Lake Information

Kittitas County
Lake Acreage: 2.4
Elevation: 1,669 feet
Eastside Washington

Lake Management Type
Mixed species - 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

  • Juvenile or Disability w/Reduced Fee License Only for this lake

Access Sites / Boat Ramps on this Lake

No site or ramp information available.

Fish Plants & Stocking Reports