McCabe Pond

McCabe is located five miles southeast of Ellensburg at the junction of Thrall Road and Canyon Road. Motors (electric or internal combustion) are prohibited on boats and other floating devices. This small pond is excellent in the early spring for stocked 10 to 12 inch rainbow trout and some jumbo (1-lb) trout.  Channel catfish up to eight pounds have also been caught.  


Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Good WDFW shoreline access around this small pond.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Kittitas
Acreage: 6.70 ac.
Elevation: 1426 ft.
Center: 46.924453, -120.507147
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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

Pumpkinseed Sunfish

Pumpkinseed Sunfish are ubiquitous in most lowland lakes and readily caught year-round. Fishing is best in the spring and summer, peaking during the spawn in June. 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 to catch Pumpkinseed, but persistent anglers can find nice-sized schools offshore.

Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year

Channel catfish

Fishing improves throughout the spring, peaking before the spawning period in June and July. 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