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
- Selective gear rules in effect
Shoreline access: Good - Good access, but poor fishing opportunites. Ponds have been breached -- not stocked. Off channel rearing habitat for juvenile fish.
Species you might catch
Acreage: 12.30 ac.
Elevation: 1884 ft.
Center: 47.185801, -120.915949
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Catchable fish plants
|Stock Date||Species||Number Released||Number of Fish Per Pound||Facility|
|Jun 9, 2003||Rainbow||1,798||2.9||NACHES HATCHERY|
|Jun 10, 2002||Rainbow||1,710||3||NACHES HATCHERY|
|Apr 22, 2002||Rainbow||2,505||3||NELSON SPRINGS PDS|
|Jun 12, 2001||Rainbow||1,701||2.7||NACHES HATCHERY|
|Jun 12, 2000||Rainbow||1,732||2.84||NACHES HATCHERY|
|Apr 13, 2000||Rainbow||2,498||2.7||NACHES HATCHERY|
|Jun 15, 1999||Rainbow||2,204||2.9||NACHES HATCHERY|
|Apr 8, 1997||Rainbow||3,200||2.8||PUYALLUP HATCHERY|