Tarboo Lake

2024 Trout Derby

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Tarboo Lake is a secluded  lake with good Rainbow Trout fishing in spring and early summer.  Surrounded by forest it provides a nice setting for spring fishing.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - limited to area around boat launch

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Jefferson
Acreage: 20.30 ac.
Elevation: 641 ft.
Center: 47.924272, -122.852881
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: TARBOO LK (JEFF)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Apr 9, 2024 Rainbow 1,658 2.46 EELLS SPRINGS
Feb 8, 2024 Rainbow 40 0.23 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 10, 2023 Rainbow 1,617 2.45 EELLS SPRINGS
Jan 12, 2023 Rainbow 50 0.2 EELLS SPRINGS
May 25, 2022 Rainbow 340 0.9 HURD CR HATCHERY
May 25, 2022 Rainbow 510 0.9 HURD CR HATCHERY
Apr 4, 2022 Rainbow 1,800 2.5 EELLS SPRINGS
Feb 10, 2022 Rainbow 50 0.2 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 14, 2021 Rainbow 558 2.27 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 14, 2021 Rainbow 558 2.38 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