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.
About three miles east of Ellensburg alongside I-82 accessed via Thrall Road, the lake is open to fishing year round.
Fishing should be excellent for 10 to 14-inch rainbow trout during the early spring and summer season. The lake is also stocked with jumbo rainbow trout (1-1.5 lbs each). Brood stock rainbows in the 6- to 12-pound range are stocked in late fall.
Panfish may also be caught.
Good daytime access facilities for shore anglers and car-topper boats, but internal combustion engines are prohibited. WDFW access and some private shoreline areas. No camping.
Two-pole fishing is allowed
Shoreline access: Good - Good shoreline access along the west end of the lake.
Species you might catch
- Black crappie
- Common carp
- Largemouth bass
- Largescale sucker
- Pumpkinseed Sunfish
- Rainbow trout
- Yellow perch
Acreage: 37.90 ac.
Elevation: 1433 ft.
Center: 46.938561, -120.50463
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Catchable fish plants
|Stock Date||Species||Number Released||Number of Fish Per Pound||Facility|
|Mar 8, 2023||Rainbow||400||0.8||NACHES HATCHERY|
|Mar 7, 2023||Rainbow||3,000||2.4||NACHES HATCHERY|
|Jan 25, 2023||Rainbow||55||0.1||GOLDENDALE HATCHERY|
|Jan 25, 2023||Rainbow||100||0.2||GOLDENDALE HATCHERY|
|Jun 7, 2022||Rainbow||2,400||2.4||NACHES HATCHERY|
|May 16, 2022||Rainbow||3,000||2.5||NACHES HATCHERY|
|May 16, 2022||Rainbow||200||0.8||NACHES HATCHERY|
|Mar 29, 2022||Rainbow||3,004||2.3||NACHES HATCHERY|
|Mar 8, 2022||Rainbow||400||0.8||NACHES HATCHERY|
|Mar 8, 2022||Rainbow||3,000||2.4||NACHES HATCHERY|