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
Acreage: 59.90 ac.
Elevation: 4211 ft.
Center: 46.657375, -121.359731
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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.