Pampa Pond

Four miles southwest of LaCrosse along Highway SR-26. March 1st through September 30th open season. The early opener takes advantage of the fact that this pond warms early and provides better fishing in early spring. Fishing from any floating device is prohibited.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - public access is good

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Whitman
Acreage: 2.10 ac.
Elevation: 1376 ft.
Center: 46.781249, -117.94499
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: PAMPA PD (WHIT)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Apr 28, 2023 Rainbow 1,000 2.5 TUCANNON HATCHERY
Apr 28, 2023 Rainbow 100 0.7 TUCANNON HATCHERY
Apr 3, 2023 Rainbow 50 0.69 TUCANNON HATCHERY
Apr 3, 2023 Rainbow 100 0.69 TUCANNON HATCHERY
Mar 15, 2023 Rainbow 25 0.67 LYONS FERRY HATCHERY
Mar 15, 2023 Rainbow 2,520 2.4 LYONS FERRY HATCHERY
Feb 22, 2023 Rainbow 2,496 2.6 LYONS FERRY HATCHERY
Feb 22, 2023 Rainbow 25 0.7 LYONS FERRY HATCHERY
Apr 21, 2022 Rainbow 124 0.64 TUCANNON HATCHERY
Apr 1, 2022 Rainbow 1,000 3 TUCANNON 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


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