Easton Ponds

2023 Trout Derby lake

Starting soon! For more information about how the trout derby works, important dates, and prizes, visit the 2023 Trout Derby page.

These three easily accessible gravel-pit ponds are adjacent to I-90 Exit 71 near Easton. Although the ponds are open to fishing year-round, they are usually not stocked with catchable sized rainbow trout until early May as they are being used for coho rearing until then.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Good Shoreline access.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Kittitas
Acreage: 15.60 ac.
Elevation: 2139 ft.
Center: 47.234701, -121.168984
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: EASTON PD (3) (KITT)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Jun 6, 2022 Rainbow 200 0.8 NACHES HATCHERY
Jun 6, 2022 Rainbow 2,160 2.4 NACHES HATCHERY
May 9, 2022 Rainbow 2,004 2.4 NACHES HATCHERY
Apr 18, 2022 Rainbow 2,012 2.3 NACHES HATCHERY
Jun 7, 2021 Rainbow 2,400 2.4 NACHES HATCHERY
Jun 7, 2021 Rainbow 300 0.8 NACHES HATCHERY
May 17, 2021 Rainbow 2,000 2.5 NACHES HATCHERY
Apr 27, 2021 Rainbow 2,016 2.4 NACHES HATCHERY
Jun 1, 2020 Rainbow 2,136 2.4 NACHES HATCHERY
Jun 1, 2020 Rainbow 300 0.8 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