Gilchrist Pond

About six miles south of Colfax on Union Flat Road. This small farm pond is open year-round, with access by permission from the owners. It is stocked with catchable-size rainbow trout for bank fishing.

Two-pole fishing is NOT allowed

Shoreline access: Good - on private land but available to the public

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Whitman
Acreage: 0.30 ac.
Elevation: 1965 ft.
Center: 46.788131, -117.398094
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: GILCREST PD (WHIT)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Apr 14, 2023 Rainbow 50 0.33 SPOKANE HATCHERY
Apr 13, 2023 Rainbow 1,000 2.5 TUCANNON HATCHERY
Apr 28, 2022 Rainbow 1,000 2.5 TUCANNON HATCHERY
Apr 7, 2022 Rainbow 50 0.33 SPOKANE HATCHERY
Apr 15, 2021 Rainbow 50 0.33 SPOKANE HATCHERY
Apr 14, 2021 Rainbow 1,000 2.8 TUCANNON HATCHERY
May 7, 2020 Rainbow 40 0.3 SPOKANE HATCHERY
Apr 16, 2020 Rainbow 1,000 2.5 TUCANNON HATCHERY
Apr 29, 2019 Rainbow 1,000 3 TUCANNON HATCHERY
Apr 19, 2019 Rainbow 37 0.33 SPOKANE 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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