Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Yakima
Acreage: 3.20 ac.
Elevation: 4952 ft.
Center: 46.985172, -121.362135
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Fish stocking info

Release Location: SHEEPHERDER LK (YAKI)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Sep 25, 2021 Cutthroat 270 300 NACHES HATCHERY
Aug 13, 2016 Cutthroat 280 465 NACHES HATCHERY
Aug 28, 2012 Cutthroat 280 400 NACHES HATCHERY
Aug 14, 2008 Cutthroat 350 700 NACHES HATCHERY
Aug 31, 2004 Cutthroat 333 370 NACHES HATCHERY
Aug 7, 2002 Cutthroat 356 445 NACHES HATCHERY
Sep 9, 2000 Cutthroat 332 415 NACHES HATCHERY
Aug 30, 1998 Cutthroat 329 470 NACHES HATCHERY
Sep 15, 1996 Cutthroat 335 335 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