Jefferson Park Pond

This small pond in the city of Walla Walla is open only to juveniles (14 years of age and under). The pond is open year-round for fishing and it is stocked several times from late February to early June with with 10- to 12-inch rainbow trout. In addition, jumbo rainbow trout (over 1 lb each) are stocked and they can provide for some excitement if one of these larger fish is hooked and landed. Only two trout over 13 inches may be retained as part of the five trout daily limit on these ponds.  This pond is becoming very shallow and stocking may be discontinued unless the outlet is properly screened and the depth and carrying capacity of the pond is enhanced soon.

Two-pole fishing is NOT allowed

Special fishing restrictions:

  • Open for juvenile anglers, senior anglers and anglers with a disability who possess a designated harvester companion card only.

Shoreline access: Good - public park and full shoreline access

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Walla Walla
Acreage: 0.70 ac.
Elevation: 919 ft.
Center: 46.055302, -118.34555
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: JEFFERSON PRK PD (WALL)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
May 14, 2020 Rainbow 500 2.5 TUCANNON HATCHERY
May 14, 2020 Rainbow 50 0.6 TUCANNON HATCHERY
May 7, 2020 Rainbow 500 2.5 TUCANNON HATCHERY
May 7, 2020 Rainbow 50 0.6 TUCANNON HATCHERY
Apr 29, 2020 Rainbow 594 2.7 TUCANNON HATCHERY
Apr 29, 2020 Rainbow 50 0.6 TUCANNON HATCHERY
Mar 12, 2020 Rainbow 1,500 2.7 LYONS FERRY HATCHERY
May 10, 2019 Rainbow 864 2.7 TUCANNON HATCHERY
Apr 26, 2019 Rainbow 750 3 TUCANNON HATCHERY
Apr 5, 2019 Rainbow 200 1 LYONS FERRY 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