Panther Lake

2024 Trout Derby

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Panther Lake is a very popular Opening Day lake and provides excellent fishing for Rainbow Trout throughout spring and early summer.  It is moderately developed with good boat access.  Panther also receives jumbo triploid Rainbow Trout each spring.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - limited to area around boat launch

Species you might catch

Lake information

Counties: Kitsap, Mason
Acreage: 100.90 ac.
Elevation: 501 ft.
Center: 47.522698, -122.851536
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: PANTHER LK (KITS)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Apr 30, 2024 Rainbow 1,580 2.57 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 22, 2024 Rainbow 4,128 2.4 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 22, 2024 Rainbow 3,351 2.42 EELLS SPRINGS
May 22, 2023 Rainbow 1,300 2.47 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 19, 2023 Rainbow 7,445 2.47 EELLS SPRINGS
May 3, 2022 Rainbow 1,300 2.5 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 18, 2022 Rainbow 7,440 2.31 EELLS SPRINGS
May 10, 2021 Rainbow 1,300 2.15 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 20, 2021 Rainbow 2,775 2.17 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 20, 2021 Rainbow 2,775 2.4 EELLS SPRINGS

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