Cora Lake

A short yet pleasurable half mile hike passing 2 waterfalls brings you to this pretty lake. It is in a popular area and the shoreline shows heavy use. However, the persistent angler can still find nice medium sized Eastern Brook Trout here, and it is stocked regularly with Rainbow Trout. This lake is located in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Getting here:

From Ashford on Hwy 706, drive ~2.4m east & turn right on Kernahan/Skate Creek Rd. In ~4.6m turn right on FS#84-continue for ~2.8m then turn right on FS#8420. Drive ~1.5m to the small Cora Lake trailhead.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Lewis
Acreage: 25.70 ac.
Elevation: 3834 ft.
TRS: T14R07E SEC23
Center: 46.68804, -121.890534
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Fish stocking info

Release Location: CORA LK (LEWI)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Aug 4, 2020 Rainbow 1,008 126 MOSSYROCK HATCHERY
Sep 12, 2017 Rainbow 1,000 20 MOSSYROCK HATCHERY
Sep 9, 2014 Rainbow 1,500 28 MOSSYROCK HATCHERY
Sep 13, 2011 Rainbow 1,518 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
Aug 4, 1995 Rainbow 1,502 4.8 MOSSYROCK 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


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