Leech Lake

Leech Lake is located immediately east of White Pass near the Cascade Crest Trail on the north side of Highway 12.  This high elevation lake is open to fly fishing only.  It is usually ice free by early June. 

Facilities include a U.S. Forest Service campground and boat launch, but use of boat motors is prohibited.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Yakima
Acreage: 41.70 ac.
Elevation: 4416 ft.
Center: 46.64269, -121.3873
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Fish stocking info

Release Location: LEECH LK (YAKI)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Jun 11, 2024 Rainbow 715 0.55 NACHES HATCHERY
Jun 5, 2023 Rainbow 700 0.8 NACHES HATCHERY
Jun 21, 2022 Rainbow 801 0.6 NACHES HATCHERY
Jun 14, 2021 Rainbow 600 0.5 NACHES HATCHERY
Jun 2, 2020 Rainbow 651 0.7 NACHES HATCHERY
Jun 10, 2019 Rainbow 600 0.8 NACHES HATCHERY
Jun 13, 2018 Rainbow 520 0.8 NACHES HATCHERY
Jun 20, 2017 Rainbow 367 0.3 TROUT LODGE COMMERCIAL
Jun 1, 2016 Rainbow 540 0.67 TROUT LODGE COMMERCIAL
May 19, 2015 Rainbow 650 0.67 TROUT LODGE COMMERCIAL

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