Lake Aberdeen

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.

Fishing should be good for 10- to 11- inch Rainbow Trout with good numbers of some much larger fish available, including some triploid Rainbow Trout that average 1.5 to 2 pounds each, and jumbo Rainbow Trout reared through a cooperative project with Chehalis Basin Fisheries Task Force and WDFW that average 4-6 pounds each.

Access is through a city park. There is a rough gravel launch on the SW side of the lake. Internal combustion motors are prohibited. See Washington State Parks website for ADA accessibility  information.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Good shoreline access along the south shore which includes two separate docks. Poor rating for the other 75% of shoreline property.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Grays Harbor
Acreage: 52.10 ac.
Elevation: 24 ft.
Center: 46.984113, -123.742329
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: LK ABERDEEN (GRAY)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Jun 13, 2022 Rainbow 33 0.25 LK ABERDEEN HATCHERY
Jun 10, 2022 Rainbow 209 0.25 LK ABERDEEN HATCHERY
May 27, 2022 Rainbow 300 0.25 SATSOP SPRINGS PONDS
May 26, 2022 Rainbow 1,250 1.7 LK ABERDEEN HATCHERY
May 10, 2022 Rainbow 228 0.3 LK ABERDEEN HATCHERY
May 9, 2022 Rainbow 1,250 1.9 LK ABERDEEN HATCHERY
May 2, 2022 Rainbow 229 0.3 LK ABERDEEN HATCHERY
May 2, 2022 Rainbow 1,250 1.9 LK ABERDEEN HATCHERY
Apr 22, 2022 Rainbow 215 0.27 SATSOP SPRINGS PONDS
Apr 21, 2022 Rainbow 500 0.27 SATSOP SPRINGS PONDS

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

Coastal cutthroat trout (resident)

Fishing is best for Coastal Cutthroat in the spring and fall. There is a summer lull as fish move offshore into deeper waters to escape the summer heat in July and August. Catch is lowest in the late-winter while adults are spawning in tributary streams.
Chart of 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

Northern pikeminnow

Fishing success for Northern Pikeminnow increases in May and June as water temperatures increase, and generally peaks in late June, although fishing conditions can vary throughout the Columbia River. After a lull during the heat of summer, fishing success peaks again in late September-early October. Northern Pikeminnow congregate in rocky areas with fast currents near dams, islands, stream mouths, points, eddies, rows of pilings, and ledges or bars in the river. Sunrise, sunset, and night are generally the best fishing times. Studies show there are greater concentrations of Northern Pikeminnow in shallow water during low-light conditions.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year