Firing Center Pond 1

Small half acre pond located on the Yakima Training Center (military facility) near Selah, WA. The pond is stocked with catchable size rainbow trout in late April to early May. The pond warms up in the summer months....expect good fishing for stocked trout early in the season.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Good access with some parking near the pond. Controlled - military base access.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Yakima
Acreage: 0.40 ac.
Elevation: 1368 ft.
Center: 46.674537, -120.445278
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: FIRING CENTER PD (YAKI)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Apr 23, 2024 Rainbow 336 2.4 NACHES HATCHERY
May 9, 2023 Rainbow 240 2.4 NACHES HATCHERY
May 3, 2023 Rainbow 360 2.4 NACHES HATCHERY
May 10, 2022 Rainbow 348 2.4 NACHES HATCHERY
Apr 19, 2021 Rainbow 300 2.3 NACHES HATCHERY
May 5, 2020 Rainbow 312 2.4 NACHES HATCHERY
Apr 29, 2019 Rainbow 300 2.4 NACHES HATCHERY
Apr 25, 2018 Rainbow 350 2.5 NACHES HATCHERY
Apr 24, 2017 Rainbow 300 2.4 NACHES HATCHERY
Apr 19, 2016 Rainbow 300 2.5 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