Kachess Lake

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Kittitas
Acreage: 4377.80 ac.
Elevation: 2258 ft.
TRS: T21R13E SEC17
Center: 47.317156, -121.238025
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Fish stocking info

Release Location: KACHESS LK (KITT)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
May 31, 2023 Kokanee 108,790 473 CHELAN HATCHERY
May 31, 2023 Kokanee 74,200 371 CHELAN HATCHERY
May 31, 2023 Kokanee 70,200 351 CHELAN HATCHERY
Aug 23, 2022 Cutthroat 95,000 480 CHELAN HATCHERY
Jun 15, 2022 Kokanee 28,750 125 CHELAN HATCHERY
Jun 14, 2022 Kokanee 107,494 142 CHELAN HATCHERY
Jun 13, 2022 Kokanee 149,567 142 CHELAN HATCHERY
Nov 4, 2021 Cutthroat 745 347 TOKUL CR HATCHERY
Nov 4, 2021 Cutthroat 3,071 73 TOKUL CR HATCHERY
Oct 7, 2021 Cutthroat 53,896 120 CHELAN 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