One of two small ponds near the town of Cle Elum that are no longer stocked (Upper & Lower Hanson Ponds). The levy separating them from the Yakima River has been breached, thus creating off channel rearing habitat for salmon, steelhead, and wild resident trout.
Fishing regulations for these ponds are the same as the Yakima River. Catch & release for trout, selective gear regulations, no bait. Internal combustion motors prohibited. Closed to fishing for salmon, steelhead & bull trout; please carefully release these species if inadvertantly hooked (see Fishing Regulation Pamphlet).
Two-pole fishing is NOT allowed
Special fishing restrictions:
- Selective gear rules in effect
Shoreline access: Good - Good access, but poor fishing opportunities. Ponds have been breached -- not stocked. Off channel rearing for juvenile fish.
Species you might catch
- Bull trout
- Chinook salmon
- Coho salmon
- Mountain whitefish
- Rainbow trout
- Westslope cutthroat trout
Acreage: 18.30 ac.
Elevation: 1879 ft.
Center: 47.184571, -120.911085
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Catchable fish plants
|Stock Date||Species||Number Released||Number of Fish Per Pound||Facility|
|Jun 11, 2008||Rainbow||609||2.9||NACHES HATCHERY|
|Jun 9, 2003||Rainbow||1,204||2.9||NACHES HATCHERY|
|Jun 11, 2002||Rainbow||2,310||3||NACHES HATCHERY|
|Apr 16, 2002||Rainbow||2,871||2.9||NACHES HATCHERY|
|Jun 11, 2001||Rainbow||2,929||2.75||NACHES HATCHERY|
|Apr 11, 2001||Rainbow||2,001||2.9||NACHES HATCHERY|
|Jun 12, 2000||Rainbow||2,300||2.84||NACHES HATCHERY|
|Apr 17, 2000||Rainbow||1,386||2.8||NACHES HATCHERY|
|Apr 4, 2000||Rainbow||2,886||2.9||NACHES HATCHERY|
|Jun 14, 1999||Rainbow||3,002||2.9||NACHES HATCHERY|