April 22, 1997
Contact: Jeff Weathersby, (360) 902-2256
Offut Lake fishing opportunities
Information about Offut Lake in the newly released 1997 Washington Fishing
Guide was incomplete.
The guide should have stated that the 192-acre lake 3.5 miles north of Tenino is
expected to have good rainbow trout fishing this year. A resort at the lake augments
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife trout plants by releasing 20,000 rainbows
raised in its own net pens as part of a cooperative venture with the department.
Largemouth bass and perch fishing should be good later in the year. The lake has a
state-owned access area with a small boat launch, limited parking and two toilets. The
private resort offers boat and dock rentals. Boats must observe a 5-mile-per-hour speed
limit. The lake is open for fishing all year.