Naneum Pond

Naneum Pond is located about three miles east of Ellensburg off Vantage Highway on Naneum Road. With a year-round open season, this small pond is open only to juvenile anglers (under 15 years old), senior anglers (70+), and anglers with a disability who possess a designated harvester companion card.  It is stocked with catchable-sized rainbow trout in early the spring. The lake is also stocked with some 1-pound "jumbo" rainbow trout. Sunfish species are also available. Best fishing is early in the spring as the pond becomes very weedy and difficult to fish in late spring and summer.

Two-pole fishing is NOT allowed

Special fishing restrictions:

  • Juvenile or disability w/reduced fee license only for this lake

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

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Kittitas
Acreage: 2.40 ac.
Elevation: 1669 ft.
Center: 47.004286, -120.463918
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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