Little Ash Lake

Little Ash has been stocked with trout since the early 1950s. Currently it is stocked with cutthroat and rainbow trout. The lake is located bout two miles west of Stevenson, along the north side of Highway SR-14.

Open year-round, this lake is stocked with several thousand catchable-size rainbow trout.  A few bass are also present to add to this fisheries option during the warmer months.

Limited shoreline access, car top/raft/float tubes only. The lake has issues with excessive vegetation and algae which can make fishing difficult at times.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Shore access is available for the physically able.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Skamania
Acreage: 5.60 ac.
Elevation: 125 ft.
Center: 45.669287, -121.910478
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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


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

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