Clear Lake (Yakima County)

Clear Lake is located five miles east of White Pass above Rimrock Lake and south of Highway 12 within the Wenatchee National Forest at 3011 feet elevation. The lake has a year-round open season.  Expect excellent fishing for stocked and carry-over rainbow trout. The lake is also stocked with jumbo rainbow trout (1-1.5 lbs each).  Eastern brook, cutthroat and bull trout are also present.   

The lake is closed to fishing for bull trout.  Please carefully release any bull trout that are inadvertantly hooked.    

Good access with U.S. Forest Service and private campgrounds, fishing docks, and a boat launch on the south side of the lake.  The Forest Service charges a boat launch fee.

Two-pole fishing is NOT allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Good access around the lake from county & U.S. Forest Service roads & campgrounds.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Yakima
Acreage: 232.10 ac.
Elevation: 2994 ft.
Center: 46.627734, -121.276216
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: CLEAR LK (YAKI)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Apr 6, 2020 Rainbow 5,175 2.3 NACHES HATCHERY
Jun 11, 2019 Rainbow 2,712 2.4 NACHES HATCHERY
Jun 4, 2019 Rainbow 3,000 2.5 MOSSYROCK HATCHERY
Jun 3, 2019 Rainbow 3,000 2.4 NACHES HATCHERY
May 22, 2019 Rainbow 2,860 2.6 MOSSYROCK HATCHERY
May 21, 2019 Rainbow 2,860 2.6 MOSSYROCK HATCHERY
Apr 16, 2019 Rainbow 5,256 2.4 NACHES HATCHERY
Jun 18, 2018 Rainbow 1,000 2.5 NACHES HATCHERY
Jun 6, 2018 Rainbow 3,000 2.5 NACHES HATCHERY
May 3, 2018 Rainbow 3,075 2.5 MOSSYROCK 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

Westslope cutthroat trout

See chart for details.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year