Garfield Pond

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.

Near the town of Garfield. With a year-round open season, this small juveniles-only (age 14 and younger) pond is stocked with rainbow trout to provide a spring fishery.

Two-pole fishing is NOT allowed

Special fishing restrictions:

  • Juvenile or disability w/reduced fee license only for this lake

Shoreline access: Good - this has good access for the public

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Whitman
Acreage: 0.50 ac.
Elevation: 2332 ft.
Center: 46.997848, -117.191985
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: GARFIELD PD (WHIT)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Jun 23, 2022 Rainbow 450 2.5 TUCANNON HATCHERY
Apr 28, 2022 Rainbow 25 0.64 TUCANNON HATCHERY
Apr 28, 2022 Rainbow 1,550 2.5 TUCANNON HATCHERY
Jun 8, 2021 Rainbow 500 2.5 TUCANNON HATCHERY
Apr 23, 2021 Rainbow 26 0.55 TUCANNON HATCHERY
Apr 23, 2021 Rainbow 1,885 2.9 TUCANNON HATCHERY
Jun 10, 2020 Rainbow 840 2 TUCANNON HATCHERY
May 15, 2020 Rainbow 20 0.6 TUCANNON HATCHERY
May 15, 2020 Rainbow 840 2.5 TUCANNON HATCHERY
Apr 29, 2020 Rainbow 2,106 2.7 TUCANNON 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


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