Melbourne Lake

Melbourne Lake is open from the last Saturday in April through October 31st. This lake is not stocked with rainbow trout. Fishing should be good-to-excellent for cutthroat up to 14 inches, especially in the fall.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - fair access along brushy shoreline

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Mason
Acreage: 38.70 ac.
Elevation: 789 ft.
Center: 47.500781, -123.127541
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: MELBOURNE LK (MASO)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
May 31, 2016 Cutthroat 700 2.25 EELLS SPRINGS

Fishing prospects calendar

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