Myron Lake

2024 Trout Derby lake

Starting soon! For more information about how the trout derby works, important dates, and prizes, visit the 2024 Trout Derby page.

Myron Lake is located in Yakima between Fruitvale Boulevard and Highway 12.  The lake has a year-round open season and selective gear rules are in effect (single barbless hooks, no bait).  There is a 2 trout daily limit, minimum size 14 inches; all other gamefish statewide rules.  Fishing is expected to be excellent for planted trout. The lake is also stocked with jumbo rainbow trout (1-1.5 lbs each).

Brood stock rainbows in the 3 to 12-pound range are stocked in the late fall or early spring.   

Internal combustion motors are prohibited.  

Two-pole fishing is NOT allowed

Special fishing restrictions:

Shoreline access: Good - Good shoreline access and a parking area nearby.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Yakima
Acreage: 13.80 ac.
Elevation: 1126 ft.
Center: 46.622131, -120.556064
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: MYRON LK (YAKI)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Mar 25, 2024 Rainbow 200 0.8 NACHES HATCHERY
Mar 13, 2024 Rainbow 160 0.5 GOLDENDALE HATCHERY
Feb 27, 2024 Rainbow 300 0.8 NACHES HATCHERY
Feb 27, 2024 Rainbow 516 2.4 NACHES HATCHERY
Nov 29, 2023 Rainbow 90 0.2 GOLDENDALE HATCHERY
Nov 29, 2023 Rainbow 80 0.1 GOLDENDALE HATCHERY
Apr 5, 2023 Rainbow 200 0.8 NACHES HATCHERY
Mar 6, 2023 Rainbow 200 0.5 GOLDENDALE HATCHERY
Feb 28, 2023 Rainbow 504 2.4 NACHES HATCHERY
Feb 28, 2023 Rainbow 300 0.8 NACHES HATCHERY

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

Largemouth bass

Fishing improves throughout the spring as waters warm and fish move onshore, peaking during the spawn. Summer is a slight lull though dawn/dusk hours can be very good. Catch improves in Fall as waters cool, vegetation begins to die back, and prey becomes more available. Winter is the hardest time because fish are offshore and slow moving.
Chart of 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