Blue Lake (Grant County)

Blue Lake is located north of the City of Soap Lake along the east side of State Route 17.   This lake is one of the most popular opening day lakes in Washington.  Anglers from all around the State fish Blue Lake throughout the year.  Fishery success is highly dependent upon WDFW's ability to keep the lake free from nuisance fish species that negatively affect Rainbow Trout fingerling survival.  WDFW rehabilitates Blue Lake once every 10 years or so.  Free from nuisance fish species, Blue Lake fishes excellent with most anglers nearly limiting on the opener and experiencing very good fishing throughout the rest of the season. 

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Several shoreline fishing areas along State Route 17 and at the many private resorts.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Grant
Acreage: 534.40 ac.
Elevation: 1097 ft.
Center: 47.567302, -119.443915
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: BLUE LK (GRAN)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Oct 9, 2023 Rainbow 53,120 2.56 COLUMBIA BASIN HATCHERY
Apr 21, 2023 Rainbow 2,610 2.41 COLUMBIA BASIN HATCHERY
Apr 4, 2017 Rainbow 6,755 2.7 MESEBERG HATCHERY
Apr 4, 2017 Rainbow 2,320 2.7 MESEBERG HATCHERY
Apr 4, 2017 Rainbow 6,945 2.7 MESEBERG HATCHERY
Apr 3, 2017 Rainbow 3,583 1.8 MESEBERG HATCHERY
Mar 21, 2017 Rainbow 5,880 2.86 MESEBERG HATCHERY
Mar 21, 2017 Rainbow 2,040 2.46 MESEBERG HATCHERY
Mar 21, 2017 Rainbow 7,830 2.97 MESEBERG HATCHERY
Nov 12, 2014 Steelhead 2,414 1.6 MESEBERG 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