One of seven gravel pit ponds that stretch from Union Gap to Zillah along Highway I-82. The ponds are open to fishing year-round, but parking and access is subject to seasonal closure. Internal combustion motors prohibited by county ordinance.
Ponds 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6 are stocked with catchable sized rainbow trout (10--13 inches) beginning in early March. All of the ponds were recently stocked with fingerling channel catfish. Anglers can expect good fishing for channel cats in the next couple years as they continue to grow! Other species present in the ponds include sunfish, black crappie, yellow perch and largemouth bass. Largemouth bass up to eight pounds have been caught in the I-82 Ponds.
Ponds 1 and 2, located between Mellis Road and Donald Road, also support largemouth bass, yellow perch and pumpkinseed sunfish. Expect fair fishing for small pan-sized perch and sunfish, with some bass up to 3+ pounds. Fishing for stocked rainbow trout should be excellent in early spring (March, April)!.
Pond 3 which is east of Donald Road, provides fair fishing for channel catfish, sunfish and yellow perch. Fishing for stocked rainbow trout should be excellent in early spring (March, April)!
Moving further east, Ponds 4 and 5 (accessed from Flint Lane) has fair fishing for sunfish, bass, black crappie and channel catfish. Fishing for stocked rainbow trout in Pond 4 should be excellent in early spring (March, April, May)! Pond 4 also recieved some rainbow trout broodstock, 5-10 pounds each this past December.
Buena or Pond 6 is located off Buena Loop Road, has fair fishing for sunfish, bass, black crappie and channel catfish [Note: state record channel cat, 36.2 pounds came from Pond 6 in 1999]. Fishing for stocked rainbow trout should be excellent in early spring (March, April, May)!
Pond 7 is east of Buena, has a fair population of largemouth bass, black crappie and channel catfish.
Access to all ponds except Ponds 4 and 6 is by walk-in. However, there is a new access road that borders Highway I-82 that allows much closer access to Ponds 1 and 2.
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