A scenic 3 miles takes you to upper & lower Dewey Lakes. These are impressive alpine lakes sitting at over 5000 feet in elevation. With lots of open shoreline, anglers will find many spots to try for the plentiful pan-sized naturally reproducing Eastern Brook Trout. Spoons & spinners will draw their interest and dry flies may be even more effective. Some Rainbow Trout have also been stocked in recent years. The larger lake offers several well established campsites and is popular with both hikers and equestrians.

Getting here:

Accessed from 410/Chinook Pass - park in Tipsoo Lake lot. Cross 410 to Trail Head for #968-Dewey Lake. After approx 1.5 miles turn right on the PCT #2000 and continue another 1.3 miles to the lake.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Yakima
Acreage: 50.60 ac.
Elevation: 5116 ft.
TRS: T16R11E SEC19
Center: 46.855944, -121.482124
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Fish stocking info

Release Location: LOWER DEWEY LK (YAKI)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Aug 1, 2020 Rainbow 1,280 170 NACHES HATCHERY
Jul 27, 2017 Rainbow 2,304 320 NACHES HATCHERY
Jun 29, 2015 Rainbow 1,350 270 NACHES HATCHERY
Aug 8, 2014 Rainbow 2,280 300 NACHES HATCHERY
Sep 12, 2013 Rainbow 2,070 115 NACHES HATCHERY
Sep 10, 2012 Rainbow 1,040 80 NACHES HATCHERY
Aug 28, 2012 Rainbow 1,300 100 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


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