Roses Lake

About a mile north of Manson. There is a WDFW public access area to include parking, boat launch, dock and an ADA fishing platform. Roses provides a good year-round Rainbow Trout fishery with fish plants occurring in the spring and fall.  Catchable size Brown Trout and Tiger Trout are also stocked in the early fall and can grow to nice sizes.   Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perch, Black Crappie, and Bluegill also inhabit this lake in good numbers. A few large Channel Catfish are likely still present with more planned to be stocked when funding and fish are available.  The last stocking of Channel Catfish occurred in 2014.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Good for ice fishing

Shoreline access: Good - There is good shoreline access at and around the boat launch, dock and parking area on the south side of the lake.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Chelan
Acreage: 178.20 ac.
Elevation: 1168 ft.
Center: 47.904241, -120.154174
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: ROSES LK (CHEL)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Nov 7, 2023 Rainbow 3,870 2.58 CHELAN PUD HATCHERY
Nov 7, 2023 Rainbow 3,870 2.58 CHELAN PUD HATCHERY
Nov 7, 2023 Rainbow 4,902 2.58 CHELAN PUD HATCHERY
Nov 7, 2023 Rainbow 3,483 2.58 CHELAN PUD HATCHERY
Nov 7, 2023 Rainbow 4,128 2.58 CHELAN PUD HATCHERY
Oct 19, 2023 Rainbow 1,584 2.64 CHELAN HATCHERY
Oct 4, 2023 Brown Trout 104 2.8 CHELAN HATCHERY
Oct 4, 2023 Tiger Trout 330 3 CHELAN HATCHERY
Sep 21, 2023 Brown Trout 2,000 2.7 CHELAN HATCHERY
Sep 14, 2023 Tiger Trout 2,000 2.8 CHELAN 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

Yellow perch

Yellow Perch can be caught year-round. Fishing is best in the summer after they finish spawning in April-May. Fish can be readily angled through the summer from both the shore and boat. Catch begins to decline in the fall as water temperatures cool and fish move offshore forcing anglers to pursue them in boats. Successful fishing for Yellow Perch in the winter involves either targeting schools in deep water from boats or through the ice.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year

Black crappie

Fishing improves throughout the Spring, peaking during the spawn. Summer is a slight lull, while Fall sees an improvement as waters cool, vegetation dies back, and prey becomes more available. During winter, the bite is slower, but anglers can have great success fishing through the ice when conditions are safe.
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

Channel catfish

Fishing improves throughout the spring, peaking before the spawning period in June and July. Fishing may pick up in early Fall, followed by a decrease in action as waters cool. Winter is a difficult time to target this species.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year

Brown bullhead

Fishing improves throughout the spring, peaking before the spawning period in May and June. Fishing may pick up in early Fall, followed by a decrease in action as waters cool. Winter is a difficult time to target this species.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year

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