2023 Trout Derby lake
Starting soon! For more information about how the trout derby works, important dates, and prizes, visit the 2023 Trout Derby page.
One of seven gravel pit ponds that stretch from Union Gap to Zillah along Highway I-82. The ponds are open to fishing year-round, but parking and access is subject to seasonal closure. Internal combustion motors prohibited by county ordinance.
Ponds 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6 are stocked with catchable sized rainbow trout (10--13 inches) beginning in early March. These ponds were also stocked with fingerling channel catfish in 2011. Anglers can now expect good fishing for channel cats by bottom fishing with bait in the spring \ summer months. Other species present in the ponds include sunfish, black crappie, yellow perch and largemouth bass. Largemouth bass up to eight pounds have been caught in the I-82 Ponds.
Ponds 1 and 2, located between Mellis Road and Donald Road, also support largemouth bass, yellow perch and pumpkinseed sunfish. Expect fair fishing for small pan-sized perch and sunfish, with some bass up to 3+ pounds. Fishing for stocked rainbow trout should be excellent in early spring (March, April)!
Pond 3 which is east of Donald Road, provides fair fishing for channel catfish, sunfish and yellow perch. Fishing for stocked rainbow trout should be excellent in early spring (March, April)!
Moving further east, Ponds 4 and 5 (accessed from Flint Lane) has fair fishing for sunfish, bass, black crappie and channel catfish. Fishing for stocked rainbow trout should be excellent in Pond 4 in early spring (March, April, May)!
Buena or Pond 6 is located off Buena Loop Road, has fair fishing for sunfish, bass, black crappie and channel catfish [Note: state record channel cat, 36.2 pounds came from Pond 6 in 1999]. Fishing for stocked rainbow trout should be excellent in early spring (March, April, May)!
Pond 7 is east of Buena, has a fair population of largemouth bass & black crappie.
Access to all ponds except Ponds 4 and 6 is by walk-in. However, there is a new access road that borders Highway I-82 that allows much closer access to Ponds 1 and 2.
Two-pole fishing is allowed
Shoreline access: Good - Good shoreline access on WDFW land with parking right at the pond.
Species you might catch
- Black crappie
- Channel catfish
- Common carp
- Largemouth bass
- Pumpkinseed Sunfish
- Rainbow trout
- Yellow perch
Acreage: 27.70 ac.
Elevation: 773 ft.
Center: 46.420253, -120.321726
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Catchable fish plants
|Stock Date||Species||Number Released||Number of Fish Per Pound||Facility|
|Feb 28, 2023||Rainbow||252||0.8||NACHES HATCHERY|
|Feb 28, 2023||Rainbow||2,004||2.4||NACHES HATCHERY|
|Mar 21, 2022||Rainbow||804||2.4||NACHES HATCHERY|
|Mar 17, 2022||Rainbow||3,150||2.5||GOLDENDALE HATCHERY|
|Feb 28, 2022||Rainbow||2,001||2.3||NACHES HATCHERY|
|Feb 28, 2022||Rainbow||252||0.8||NACHES HATCHERY|
|Apr 6, 2021||Rainbow||805||2.3||NACHES HATCHERY|
|Mar 16, 2021||Rainbow||3,150||2.5||GOLDENDALE HATCHERY|
|Mar 10, 2021||Rainbow||200||0.8||NACHES HATCHERY|
|Mar 8, 2021||Rainbow||2,047||2.3||NACHES HATCHERY|