Failor Lake

Anglers should find good fishing for stocked 10 to 12 inch Rainbow Trout, and some opportunity for resident Coastal Cutthroat Trout. Jumb o Rainbow Trout reared through a cooperative project with Chehalis Basin Fisheries Task Force and WDFW that average 4-6 pounds each are planted into Failor Lake prior to Opening Day.

Youth only fishing derby sponsored by the Grays Harbor Poggie Club usually occurs the Saturday prior to Opening Day.

The WDFW access site provides a gravel boat launch, vault toilet, and ADA access.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Forest road runs along the north shore of the lake providing shore access to about half of the lake.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Grays Harbor
Acreage: 60.60 ac.
Elevation: 155 ft.
Center: 47.108021, -123.958639
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: FAILOR LK (GRAY)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
May 25, 2023 Rainbow 125 0.25 SATSOP SPRINGS PONDS
May 22, 2023 Rainbow 137 0.25 HUMPTULIPS HATCHERY
May 22, 2023 Rainbow 950 1.5 HUMPTULIPS HATCHERY
May 2, 2023 Rainbow 200 0.24 HUMPTULIPS HATCHERY
May 2, 2023 Rainbow 500 2 HUMPTULIPS HATCHERY
Apr 20, 2023 Rainbow 610 0.33 SATSOP SPRINGS PONDS
Apr 19, 2023 Rainbow 3,000 2.4 HUMPTULIPS HATCHERY
Apr 19, 2023 Rainbow 100 0.3 HUMPTULIPS HATCHERY
May 27, 2022 Rainbow 100 0.25 SATSOP SPRINGS PONDS
May 24, 2022 Rainbow 1,120 1.5 HUMPTULIPS 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

Coastal cutthroat trout (resident)

Fishing is best for Coastal Cutthroat in the spring and fall. There is a summer lull as fish move offshore into deeper waters to escape the summer heat in July and August. Catch is lowest in the late-winter while adults are spawning in tributary streams.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year

Largemouth bass

Fishing improves throughout the spring as waters warm and fish move onshore, peaking during the spawn. Summer is a slight lull though dawn/dusk hours can be very good. Catch improves in Fall as waters cool, vegetation begins to die back, and prey becomes more available. Winter is the hardest time because fish are offshore and slow moving.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year