Icehouse Lake

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Icehouse Lake is a popular trout lake that is stocked with cutthroat and rainbow trout.This lake has an over abundance of aquatic vegetation.  Located along the north side of Highway SR-14, by the end of Bridge of the Gods.

Open year-round, this small lake receives heavy angling pressure due to its easy access, but provides excellent fishing from late fall through early summer. Excess broodstock rainbows augment the stocking of several thousand catchable-size rainbow and cutthroat trout. Bluegill and largemouth bass are also present for additional angling excitement.

Car top boats/rafts or float tubes only. There is no boat ramp at this lake. Shoreline is limited to one side of the lake. The dirt road along the lake is primitive and care should be used when driving it.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Good access from highway side and west and east sides.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Skamania
Acreage: 1.60 ac.
Elevation: 159 ft.
Center: 45.662279, -121.906296
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: ICE HOUSE LK (SKAM)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Jan 2, 2018 Rainbow 10 0.1 GOLDENDALE HATCHERY
Dec 19, 2017 Rainbow 1,500 2.8 VANCOUVER HATCHERY
Dec 7, 2017 Rainbow 1,500 2.54 VANCOUVER HATCHERY
Apr 17, 2017 Rainbow 1,167 2.36 GOLDENDALE HATCHERY
Mar 7, 2017 Rainbow 1,000 1.75 VANCOUVER HATCHERY
Feb 22, 2017 Rainbow 1,000 2.42 GOLDENDALE HATCHERY
Feb 21, 2017 Rainbow 30 0.2 GOLDENDALE HATCHERY
Apr 5, 2016 Rainbow 1,167 2.1 GOLDENDALE HATCHERY
Dec 31, 2015 Rainbow 1,450 2.9 GOLDENDALE HATCHERY
Dec 7, 2015 Rainbow 17 0.2 GOLDENDALE 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


Bluegill can be caught year-round, but fishing is best in the warm months of Summer. Fishing improves throughout the spring, peaking during the spawn in early-Summer. Fish move offshore into deeper waters through the fall as water temperatures cool making it more difficult to target them. Winter is the most difficult season in which to catch Bluegill, but persistent anglers can find them in schools of like-sized fish offshore.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year