Fiorito South

About three miles east of Ellensburg alongside I-82 accessed via Thrall Road, the pond is open to fishing year round.  Lies next to Fio Rito North.  The south lake is no longer stocked with rainbow trout, but does have recreational fishing opportunities for warmwater fish.      

Good access for shore anglers. Internal combustion engines prohibited.  No overnight camping.  WDFW access, some private shoreline areas.  

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good
Shoreline access along the west end of the lake.

WDFW water access areas on this lake

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Kittitas
Acreage: 23.80 ac.
Elevation: 1433 ft.
Center: 46.935771, -120.502576
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Fishing prospects calendar

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

Yellow perch

Yellow Perch can be caught year-round. Fishing is best in the summer after they finish spawning in April-May. Fish can be readily angled through the summer from both the shore and boat. Catch begins to decline in the fall as water temperatures cool and fish move offshore forcing anglers to pursue them in boats. Successful fishing for Yellow Perch in the winter involves either targeting schools in deep water from boats or through the ice.

Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year

Black crappie

Fishing improves throughout the Spring, peaking during the spawn. Summer is a slight lull, while Fall sees an improvement as waters cool, vegetation dies back, and prey becomes more available. During winter, the bite is slower, but anglers can have great success fishing through the ice when conditions are safe.

Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year

Pumpkinseed Sunfish

Pumpkinseed Sunfish are ubiquitous in most lowland lakes and readily caught year-round. Fishing is best in the spring and summer, peaking during the spawn in June. Fish move offshore into deeper waters through the fall as water temperatures cool making it more difficult to target them. Winter is the most difficult season to catch Pumpkinseed, but persistent anglers can find nice-sized schools offshore.

Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year