Located south of Port Townsend this 70 acre lake is encompassed by Anderson Island State Park. It is one of the few lowland lakes in western Washington that yields a lake-reared Rainbow Trout fishery from fry plants as opposed to catchable sized plants. Carry overs from each spring fishery survive to their second season and provide opportunity to catch fish 2 to 3 pounds as well.
In recent years there is a potential for the lake to be closed to access due to toxic algae blooms. This generally occurs during late spring and/or summer months. Prior to recreating in or at Andersen Lake an individual should consult this website http://www.jeffersoncountypublichealth.org/723/Lake-Status or call (360)385-9444 to determine if there are any restrictions on recreating.
Two-pole fishing is allowed
Shoreline access: Good - from a trail around the lake
Species you might catch
Acreage: 57.30 ac.
Elevation: 253 ft.
Center: 48.015881, -122.800699
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Fishing prospects calendar
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.
Fishing improves throughout the spring as waters warm and fish move onshore, peaking during the spawn. Summer is a slight lull though dawn/dusk hours can be very good. Catch improves in Fall as waters cool, vegetation begins to die back, and prey becomes more available. Winter is the hardest time because fish are offshore and slow moving.