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
Sep 3, 2021 Rainbow 14,950 20.2 GOLDENDALE HATCHERY
Jul 19, 2021 Rainbow 50 0.2 GOLDENDALE HATCHERY
Jul 19, 2021 Rainbow 15 0.12 GOLDENDALE HATCHERY
Jun 21, 2021 Rainbow 200 0.22 GOLDENDALE HATCHERY
Jun 21, 2021 Rainbow 11 0.12 GOLDENDALE HATCHERY
Jun 17, 2021 Rainbow 3,045 2.37 GOLDENDALE HATCHERY
Jul 15, 2020 Rainbow 1,520 1.91 GOLDENDALE HATCHERY
Jun 22, 2020 Rainbow 103 0.33 GOLDENDALE HATCHERY
Jun 22, 2020 Rainbow 97 0.14 GOLDENDALE HATCHERY
Jun 18, 2020 Rainbow 3,236 2.38 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