Gibbs Lake

Gibbs Lake is a beautiful quality trout water located within a large holding by Jefferson County Parks.  Gibbs receives spring and fall plants of one pound Rainbow Trout and some Coastal Cutthroat Trout broodstock as well.  It is a great water for a float tube.
In recent years there is a potential for the lake to be closed to access due to toxic algae blooms.  This generally occurs during late spring and/or summer months.  Prior to recreating in or at Gibbs Lake an individual should consult this website to determine if there are any restrictions on recreating.

Two-pole fishing is NOT allowed

Special fishing restrictions:

Shoreline access: Good - along the county park trail surrounding the lake

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Jefferson
Acreage: 35.60 ac.
Elevation: 353 ft.
Center: 47.972125, -122.814382
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: GIBBS LK (JEFF)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Mar 18, 2024 Rainbow 756 1.2 LAKEWOOD HATCHERY
Feb 8, 2024 Rainbow 50 0.23 EELLS SPRINGS
Dec 21, 2023 Cutthroat 50 0.75 EELLS SPRINGS
Sep 26, 2023 Rainbow 350 1.13 EELLS SPRINGS
Mar 20, 2023 Rainbow 740 1.45 LAKEWOOD HATCHERY
Jan 12, 2023 Rainbow 40 0.2 EELLS SPRINGS
Dec 30, 2022 Cutthroat 50 0.75 EELLS SPRINGS
Oct 19, 2022 Rainbow 100 2 HURD CR HATCHERY
Sep 28, 2022 Rainbow 350 0.96 EELLS SPRINGS
Mar 21, 2022 Rainbow 740 1.1 LAKEWOOD 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