Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Yakima
Acreage: 1.90 ac.
Elevation: 5032 ft.
TRS: T14R12E SEC21
Center: 46.69188, -121.342929
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Fish stocking info

Release Location: MELBA LK (YAKI)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Jul 5, 2020 Rainbow 210 258 NACHES HATCHERY
Jul 7, 2017 Rainbow 210 364 NACHES HATCHERY
Jul 2, 2014 Rainbow 210 405 NACHES HATCHERY
Aug 4, 2011 Rainbow 210 206 NACHES HATCHERY
Jul 16, 2008 Rainbow 210 525 NACHES HATCHERY
Jul 15, 2004 Rainbow 215 510 NACHES HATCHERY
Aug 22, 2000 Rainbow 210 420 NACHES HATCHERY
Aug 12, 1996 Rainbow 210 420 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