Clear Lake (Chelan County)

Eight miles south of Wenatchee, access is south off of Stemilt Loop Road.  This small lake is planted in the spring with catchable-size Rainbow as weather and road conditions allow. This lake also occasionally receives late spring fingerling plants of Tiger Trout.  There is a fair carry-over of Rainbow Trout and Tiger Trout.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Public land borders the entire lake and provides great access over mild terrain.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Chelan
Acreage: 4.00 ac.
Elevation: 2995 ft.
Center: 47.297111, -120.301716
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: CLEAR LK (CHEL)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Apr 20, 2021 Rainbow 3,520 2.2 CHELAN PUD HATCHERY
Apr 20, 2021 Rainbow 100 1 CHELAN PUD HATCHERY
Apr 16, 2021 Rainbow 2,496 1.56 CHELAN PUD HATCHERY
Apr 30, 2020 Rainbow 3,413 2.5 CHELAN PUD HATCHERY
Apr 30, 2020 Rainbow 100 0.5 CHELAN PUD HATCHERY
Apr 29, 2020 Rainbow 2,587 2.1 CHELAN PUD HATCHERY
Apr 23, 2019 Rainbow 3,200 2 CHELAN PUD HATCHERY
Apr 22, 2019 Rainbow 150 0.5 CHELAN PUD HATCHERY
Apr 22, 2019 Rainbow 3,200 2 CHELAN PUD HATCHERY
Apr 26, 2018 Rainbow 1,808 2.41 CHELAN PUD 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

Pumpkinseed Sunfish

Pumpkinseed Sunfish are ubiquitous in most lowland lakes and readily caught year-round. Fishing is best in the spring and summer, peaking during the spawn in June. Fish move offshore into deeper waters through the fall as water temperatures cool making it more difficult to target them. Winter is the most difficult season to catch Pumpkinseed, but persistent anglers can find nice-sized schools offshore.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year


Clear Lake
Photo by WDFW