A shorter family-friendly hike leads to this small green-hued lake named Bertha May by early settler Peter Hershey for his 2 daughters. This lake can provide good fishing for medium size Rainbow Trout. Well established campsites are available and a large log "dock" offers expanded shore fishing for the sure-footed angler.
From Ashford on Hwy 706, drive ~2.4m east & turn right on Kernahan/Skate Creek Rd. In ~4.6m turn right on FS#84 and then in another 1.2m take FS#8410 - continue another 3.9m to trailhead #251. note: last portion of the road is badly washed out and negotiable for high clearance 4wd only - most should plan on parking lower down. Hike 1/4 mile to Pothole lake then another 1/2 mile uphill to Bertha May - 400' gain.
Species you might catch
Acreage: 19.20 ac.
Elevation: 4059 ft.
TRS: T14R07E SEC16
Center: 46.69847, -121.936355
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Fish stocking info
|Stock Date||Species||Number Released||Number of Fish Per Pound||Facility|
|Aug 11, 2020||Rainbow||1,500||100||MOSSYROCK HATCHERY|
|Aug 31, 2017||Rainbow||1,500||32||MOSSYROCK HATCHERY|
|Sep 21, 2014||Cutthroat||540||180||MOSSYROCK HATCHERY|
|Sep 4, 2014||Rainbow||1,500||28||MOSSYROCK HATCHERY|
|Sep 13, 2011||Rainbow||1,519||22.5||MOSSYROCK HATCHERY|
|Aug 27, 2008||Rainbow||1,530||25.5||MOSSYROCK HATCHERY|
|Aug 30, 2005||Rainbow||1,500||15||MOSSYROCK HATCHERY|
|Aug 15, 2005||Cutthroat||3,990||210||MOSSYROCK HATCHERY|
|Oct 1, 2001||Rainbow||1,500||10||MOSSYROCK HATCHERY|
|Sep 18, 1998||Rainbow||1,540||28||MOSSYROCK HATCHERY|