Bumping Lake is located southeast of Chinook Pass off Hwy 410 in the Wenatchee National Forest at 3426 feet elevation.
With a year-round open season, this Bumping River impoundment offers good fishing for six-to nine-inch kokanee starting in mid-May, with a generous kokanee limit of 16 fish. Trolling or still fishing is effective and chumming is permitted. Rainbow, cutthroat and eastern brook trout are also available in this fishery, some up to 16 inches. The daily trout limit is 5 trout (kokanee not included), no minimum size limit. The lake is periodically stocked with rainbow and cutthroat trout fry.
The reservoir is closed to fishing for bull trout. Please carefully release any bull trout that are inadvertantly hooked.
There are excellent public camping facilities at the lake, plus a good boat ramp (managed by USFS), with a private resort (Bumping Lake Marina) that includes a fee based launch on the northern side of the lake across the dam. Lake water levels are lowered in the late summer- early fall for downstream irrgation needs and so boat access is reduced.
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