Lower Tuscohatchie Lake

Lower Tuscohatchie is a popular and scenic lake. The lakeshore is forested, but open enough to allow for excellent mountain views.  The fishing is good for football shaped Rainbow Trout from 8 to12 inches.

Getting here:

You can access Lower Tuscohatchie from several different trails, but the most popular route is via the Talapus Lake Trailhead. Take exit 45 from I-90. Follow Forest Road 9030 until the junction at 1 mile – take a right. Then drive to the end of the road where the trailhead will be found. The trail climbs to Talapus Lake, bypasses Olallie Lake and travels the length of Pratt Lake. From the outlet of Pratt it is about a 15 minute hike to Lower Tuscohatchie. Round trip, the hike is about 6.5 miles with 2700’ elevation gain.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: King
Acreage: 30.60 ac.
Elevation: 3424 ft.
TRS: T23R10E SEC35
Center: 47.438792, -121.496534
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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