Bear Lake (Yakima County)

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Yakima
Acreage: 3.90 ac.
Elevation: 4639 ft.
Center: 46.726766, -121.019826
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Fish stocking info

Release Location: BEAR LK (YAKI)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Aug 29, 2023 Cutthroat 800 400 NACHES HATCHERY
Aug 17, 2022 Cutthroat 780 600 NACHES HATCHERY
Aug 12, 2020 Cutthroat 735 430 NACHES HATCHERY
May 13, 2020 Rainbow 800 2.5 NACHES HATCHERY
May 8, 2019 Rainbow 804 2.4 NACHES HATCHERY
Aug 27, 2018 Cutthroat 804 335 NACHES HATCHERY
Jun 21, 2016 Rainbow 750 250 NACHES HATCHERY
Aug 11, 2014 Cutthroat 750 500 NACHES HATCHERY
Jul 15, 2013 Rainbow 750 250 NACHES HATCHERY
May 14, 2013 Rainbow 825 2.5 NACHES HATCHERY

Fishing prospects calendar

Rainbow trout

Fishing success for Rainbow Trout is generally best in the spring when thousands of fish are stocked statewide, but they can be caught year-round in most waters with a little patience and persistence. Success remains high into June and gradually declines as water temperatures increase and fish move offshore to stay cool. Fish that escaped the spring harvest return to the nearshore areas in the fall as waters cool off. Some waters may also be stocked again in the fall further boosting catch rates.
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Westslope cutthroat trout

See chart for details.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year