Takhlakh Lake (Skamania County)

Takhlakh Lake is a beautiful mountain lake with a spectacular view of Mt. Adams.  The lake contains eastern brook, rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout.  Catchable rainbows and some broodstock rainbow are planted annually.

There is a Forest service campground and boat ramp.  Electric motors only.

The lake is open year round for fishing, but lake access is usually blocked by snow until late spring/early summer.  And access to the lake is again blocked by snow around mid-November.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Skamania
Acreage: 32.60 ac.
Elevation: 4389 ft.
Center: 46.278152, -121.596481
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Fish stocking info

Release Location: TAKHLAKH LK (SKAM)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Jul 2, 2024 Rainbow 100 0.25 GOLDENDALE HATCHERY
Jul 2, 2024 Rainbow 100 0.12 GOLDENDALE HATCHERY
Jun 24, 2024 Rainbow 3,000 2.5 GOLDENDALE HATCHERY
Jun 30, 2023 Rainbow 3,000 2.5 GOLDENDALE HATCHERY
Jun 28, 2023 Rainbow 30 0.1 GOLDENDALE HATCHERY
Jun 28, 2023 Rainbow 170 0.25 GOLDENDALE HATCHERY
Aug 3, 2022 Rainbow 1,998 1.48 GOLDENDALE HATCHERY
Aug 2, 2022 Rainbow 2,000 1.66 GOLDENDALE HATCHERY
Jul 5, 2022 Rainbow 3,328 2.42 GOLDENDALE HATCHERY
Jul 5, 2022 Rainbow 40 0.1 GOLDENDALE 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