Putters Lake

This lake is part of the Rock Island Ponds complex which borders the City of Rock Island off of Highway SR-28 and has a year-round open fishing season. 

Catchable-size (10-12 inches) Rainbow Trout are stocked annually in March and April and sometimes during the fall months. 

Most of the land surrounding Putters is owned by the City of Rock Island. Rock Island Municipal Golf Course, which is owned by the City of Rock Island and leased to a private party, lies on the east shoreline of Putters Pond.

Putters Lake has two public access areas; one which is shared with Pit Pond on the northwest shoreline and another area all along the north shoreline. The shared access consists of rough boat launch areas, parking areas, and toilet a facility. This access site is maintained by the City of Rock Island.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Much of the shoreline is easily accessable for bank fishing.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Douglas
Acreage: 45.20 ac.
Elevation: 613 ft.
Center: 47.374841, -120.132886
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: PUTTERS PD (DOUG)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Oct 12, 2022 Rainbow 3,250 2.5 CHELAN PUD HATCHERY
Oct 12, 2022 Rainbow 3,500 2.5 CHELAN PUD HATCHERY
May 12, 2022 Rainbow 2,100 1.4 CHELAN PUD HATCHERY
May 12, 2022 Rainbow 2,100 1.45 CHELAN PUD HATCHERY
May 12, 2022 Rainbow 600 1.4 CHELAN PUD HATCHERY
Mar 24, 2022 Rainbow 200 1 CHELAN PUD HATCHERY
Mar 22, 2022 Rainbow 2,700 1.8 CHELAN PUD HATCHERY
Mar 10, 2022 Rainbow 2,370 1.58 CHELAN PUD HATCHERY
Nov 10, 2021 Rainbow 3,450 2.3 CHELAN PUD HATCHERY
Nov 5, 2021 Rainbow 4,480 2.8 CHELAN PUD 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

Bluegill

Bluegill can be caught year-round, but fishing is best in the warm months of Summer. Fishing improves throughout the spring, peaking during the spawn in early-Summer. 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 in which to catch Bluegill, but persistent anglers can find them in schools of like-sized fish offshore.
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

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