Herman Lake

Herman Lake is located just north of Othello.  This mixed species fishery offers good fishing for Rainbow Trout and warmwater species (primarily Largemouth Bass).  The lake is best fished from a boat, but plenty of shoreline access exists.  Only small trailer or car-topper boats can easily be launched at this lake. 

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Most of the shoreline is fishable.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Adams
Acreage: 24.00 ac.
Elevation: 938 ft.
Center: 46.900575, -119.199157
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: HERMAN LK (ADAM)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Mar 15, 2011 Rainbow 5,250 3 COLUMBIA BASIN HATCHERY
Mar 8, 2010 Rainbow 5,100 3 COLUMBIA BASIN 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

Largemouth bass

Fishing improves throughout the spring as waters warm and fish move onshore, peaking during the spawn. Summer is a slight lull though dawn/dusk hours can be very good. Catch improves in Fall as waters cool, vegetation begins to die back, and prey becomes more available. Winter is the hardest time because fish are offshore and slow moving.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year