Lake Limerick

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Limerick Lake s a very popular Opening Day lake and provides excellent fishing for rainbow trout throughout spring and early summer.  It is moderately developed with good boat access. 

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - limited to area around boat launch

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Mason
Acreage: 131.90 ac.
Elevation: 220 ft.
Center: 47.28613, -123.045265
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: LK LIMERICK (MASO)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Apr 18, 2018 Rainbow 7,805 2.43 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 7, 2017 Rainbow 7,815 2.75 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 19, 2016 Rainbow 7,805 2.38 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 8, 2015 Rainbow 3,790 2.5 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 7, 2015 Rainbow 4,010 2.5 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 15, 2014 Rainbow 7,800 2.14 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 8, 2013 Rainbow 1,966 2.3 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 8, 2013 Rainbow 6,960 2.4 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 10, 2012 Rainbow 7,028 2.51 EELLS SPRINGS
May 17, 2011 Rainbow 819 2.6 EELLS SPRINGS

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

Yellow perch

Yellow Perch can be caught year-round. Fishing is best in the summer after they finish spawning in April-May. Fish can be readily angled through the summer from both the shore and boat. Catch begins to decline in the fall as water temperatures cool and fish move offshore forcing anglers to pursue them in boats. Successful fishing for Yellow Perch in the winter involves either targeting schools in deep water from boats or through the ice.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year