Mud Lake

Special Notice: Due to access issues, Mud Lake will no longer be planted with jumbo or triploid trout.  Instead, the lake will be planted with trout fingerlings that will need to grow for at least a year before they are of a catchable size! 

The private property owner closed the Mud Lake access road from Highway 410. Public drive in access is only available via the 1701 Road and Cleman Mountain after May 1. These roads are often in poor condition and require a 4-wheel drive vehicle.  Therefore, some anglers are hiking up to the lake from the Hwy via an access trail (footpath) that lies directly below the lake.  Do not hike up the private access road from the Hwy, it is private property!

This small lake is seven miles northwest of Naches on the south side of Cleman Mountain, at a little over 2000 feet elevation. It has a year-round open season. Selective gear rules remain in effect (single barbless hooks, no bait), with a trout daily limit of one fish, minimum size 18 inches. Internal combustion motors are prohibited.

Two-pole fishing is NOT allowed

Special fishing restrictions:

Shoreline access: Good - Good shoreline access immediately around the lake on WDFW land.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Yakima
Acreage: 6.00 ac.
Elevation: 2109 ft.
Center: 46.772144, -120.834993
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: MUD LK (YAKI) S21
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Apr 8, 2008 Rainbow 80 0.6 TROUT LODGE COMMERCIAL
Mar 25, 2008 Rainbow 300 1 NELSON SPRINGS PDS
Apr 4, 2007 Rainbow 110 0.71 TROUT LODGE COMMERCIAL
Mar 19, 2007 Rainbow 300 1 NELSON SPRINGS PDS
Mar 27, 2006 Rainbow 255 3 NELSON SPRINGS PDS
Mar 27, 2006 Rainbow 306 0.85 NELSON SPRINGS PDS
Apr 11, 2005 Rainbow 319 1.1 NELSON SPRINGS PDS
Apr 11, 2005 Rainbow 278 2.9 NELSON SPRINGS PDS
Mar 22, 2004 Rainbow 255 3 NELSON SPRINGS PDS
Mar 22, 2004 Rainbow 305 1 NELSON SPRINGS PDS

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