Bumping Lake

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Yakima
Acreage: 1353.50 ac.
Elevation: 3430 ft.
TRS: T16R12E SEC28
Center: 46.846944, -121.331249
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Fish stocking info

Release Location: BUMPING LK (YAKI)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Aug 30, 2023 Cutthroat 2,600 400 NACHES HATCHERY
Aug 14, 2023 Rainbow 2,450 70 NACHES HATCHERY
May 31, 2023 Rainbow 14,300 95 NACHES HATCHERY
May 9, 2023 Rainbow 32,452 76 NACHES HATCHERY
Sep 7, 2022 Cutthroat 496 310 NACHES HATCHERY
Aug 16, 2022 Rainbow 3,900 130 NACHES HATCHERY
Jun 21, 2022 Rainbow 3,000 2.4 NACHES HATCHERY
Jun 1, 2022 Rainbow 3,000 2.4 NACHES HATCHERY
May 4, 2022 Rainbow 27,500 50 NACHES HATCHERY
Oct 13, 2021 Cutthroat 4,760 280 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.
Chart showing fishing prospects throughout the calendar year

Westslope cutthroat trout

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


The Kokanee fishery typically lasts from April-October before the adults leave the lake to spawn in tributaries starting in late-October and early-November. Fishing is best in the spring before they move into deeper water to avoid warming water temperatures, but they can be targeted throughout the summer in deeper offshore areas near the thermocline. There may be a slight uptick in some waters in the fall as adults return to shallower water and move near shore towards spawning tributaries.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year