Mineral Lake: This 277-acre lake three miles southeast of Elbe provides excellent trout fishingfor those who enjoy lots of company. The lake sits at 1,770 feet elevation, and on clear days Mt. Rainier provides a scenic backdrop. Take Highway SR-7 north from Morton about 11.5 miles, then turn east onto South Mineral Road another 1.7 miles through the small town of Mineral. The state plants more than 100,000 rainbow trout fry each year, and Mineral Lake Resort rears thousands more to catchable size in net pens. Several hundred larger broodstock and triploid rainbows are also stocked annually, plus several thousand brown trout. Largemouth bass are also present.
Most shore fishing is from public fishing docks at the west end of the lake and docks at Mineral Lake Resort. The state boat launch is small, so patience is needed, especially on opening day.
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