Dog Lake

Dog Lake is located east of White Pass along the north side of Highway 12 in the Wenatchee National Forest.  Although it is open to fishing year-round, this high-elevation lake (4207 feet) is not very fishable until the ice & snow cover has receded (mid to late May or early June).  Fishing is very good for stocked, catchable size (9 - 13 inch) rainbow trout throughout the spring and summer.  Some jumbo rainbow are also stocked (1-1.5 lbs each).  Brook trout are also present.  Only one fish over 14 inches is allowed in the five-trout daily limit.

Ice fishing is becoming increasingly popular at this easily accessible lake in recent years.

A small U.S. Forest Service campground and rough boat launch is located adjacent to the lake.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good
Good access off Hwy 12, U.S. Forest Sevice campground / land around the lake.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Yakima
Acreage: 59.90 ac.
Elevation: 4211 ft.
Center: 46.657375, -121.359731
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Fishing prospects calendar

Rainbow trout
  • January: Fair fishing - All month
  • February: Fair fishing - All month
  • March: Poor fishing - All month
  • April: Poor fishing - All month
  • May: Good fishing - Second half of month
  • June: Excellent fishing - All month
  • July: Excellent fishing - All month
  • August: Excellent fishing - All month
  • September: Good fishing - All month
  • October: Fair fishing - All month
  • November: Poor fishing - All month
  • December: Poor fishing - All month
Brook trout
  • January: Fair fishing - All month
  • February: Fair fishing - All month
  • March: Poor fishing - All month
  • April: Poor fishing - All month
  • May: Fair fishing - Second half of month
  • June: Fair fishing - All month
  • July: Fair fishing - All month
  • August: Fair fishing - All month
  • September: Fair fishing - All month
  • October: Fair fishing - All month
  • November: Poor fishing - All month
  • December: Poor fishing - All month