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.  Brook trout are also present.

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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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: DOG LK (YAKI)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Jun 12, 2023 Rainbow 2,124 2.4 NACHES HATCHERY
Jun 7, 2023 Rainbow 2,412 2.4 NACHES HATCHERY
May 24, 2023 Rainbow 3,000 2.4 NACHES HATCHERY
Jun 15, 2022 Rainbow 7,008 2.4 NACHES HATCHERY
Jun 14, 2021 Rainbow 3,000 2.4 NACHES HATCHERY
Jun 2, 2021 Rainbow 4,312 2.3 NACHES HATCHERY
Jun 15, 2020 Rainbow 3,000 2.4 NACHES HATCHERY
Jun 3, 2020 Rainbow 4,080 2.4 NACHES HATCHERY
Jun 12, 2019 Rainbow 1,512 2.4 NACHES HATCHERY
Jun 10, 2019 Rainbow 3,000 2.4 NACHES 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