Lilly Lake

Nine miles south of Wenatchee, about half a mile south of Stemilt Loop Road. This small man-made lake/reservoir has a fair carry-over of Rainbow Trout, and will be planted with catchable sized Rainbows as weather and road conditions allow.  

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Mild terrain and sparse vegetation allow good bank access.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Chelan
Acreage: 13.70 ac.
Elevation: 3125 ft.
Center: 47.294792, -120.308571
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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

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

Brown bullhead

Fishing improves throughout the spring, peaking before the spawning period in May and June. Fishing may pick up in early Fall, followed by a decrease in action as waters cool. Winter is a difficult time to target this species.

Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year