2021 Trout Derby
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About five miles north of Monroe. Open to fishing from the 4th Saturday in April to October 31. Fishing opportunities include catchable-size rainbow trout that are stocked in the spring, largemouth bass, and cutthroat trout.
Storm Lake has a WDFW access area on the northwest shore with a narrow ramp and a toilet. Car-toppers and inflatables are most compatible with the ramp conditions and parking is limited. Gasoline-powered motors are prohibited by local ordinance.
Two-pole fishing is allowed
Shoreline access: Good - Access at boat ramp.WDFW water access areas on this lake
Species you might catch
Acreage: 73.10 ac.
Elevation: 530 ft.
Center: 47.939438, -121.97294
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Fishing prospects calendar
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.
Fishing is best for Coastal Cutthroat in the spring and fall. There is a summer lull as fish move offshore into deeper waters to escape the summer heat in July and August. Catch is lowest in the late-winter while adults are spawning in tributary streams.
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.