Tarboo Lake

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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

WDFW water access areas on this lake

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 18, 2018 Rainbow 1,600 2.42 EELLS SPRINGS
Feb 15, 2018 Rainbow 10 0.14 EELLS SPRINGS
Feb 9, 2018 Rainbow 40 0.14 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 12, 2017 Rainbow 1,620 2.35 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 12, 2017 Rainbow 30 0.6 TROUT LODGE COMMERCIAL
Apr 12, 2017 Rainbow 11 0.2 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 11, 2016 Rainbow 50 0.16 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 11, 2016 Rainbow 1,600 2.46 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 11, 2016 Rainbow 41 0.67 TROUT LODGE COMMERCIAL
Apr 15, 2015 Rainbow 50 0.67 TROUT LODGE COMMERCIAL

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