Horseshoe Lake was a part of the Lewis River until it was cut off from the river in 1940 during the construction of HWY 99. Water is pumped into the lake from a 16" culvert. The lake is managed as a catchable trout and warmwater species lake.
Located in the city of Woodland, with a year-round open fishing season. It is stocked with catchable-size Rainbow Trout, plus some larger rainbow broodstock and triploid Rainbow Trout.
Excess adult hatchery Steelhead are planted when available.A catch record card is not required to fish for or retain Steelhead in the lake and they count as part of the trout daily limit (five fish, with no more than two over 20 inches). Landlocked salmon rules allow anglers to take surplus hatchery salmon when available. Check the latest regulation pamphlet for more information.
The lake also supports populations of Largemouth Bass and a few other warmwater fish.
A city park provides ample fishable shoreline plus a public boat launch.
Sturgeon caught from this lake must abide by statewide regulations and be entered on the catch card with code "900".
Grass carp have been stocked in this lake. Fishing for or retaining grass carp is prohibited.
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Species you might catch