Tieton Ranger Pond

Small pond on the Wenatchee National Forest located near Hwy 12 on the Bethel Ridge Road (turnoff). The River Bend Campground on the Tieton River is nearby.

The pond is stocked with catchable sized (10 -- 13 inch) rainbow trout mid to late April. Anglers can expect excellent fishing for a short period of time during the late spring, early summer period.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Good shoreline access around this pond located on U.S. Forest Service land.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Yakima
Acreage: 2.30 ac.
Elevation: 3270 ft.
Center: 46.69205, -121.074446
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: TIETON RANGER PD (YAKI)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
May 3, 2023 Rainbow 1,008 2.4 NACHES HATCHERY
Apr 19, 2022 Rainbow 1,000 2.5 NACHES HATCHERY
Apr 13, 2021 Rainbow 1,000 2.3 NACHES HATCHERY
Apr 13, 2020 Rainbow 1,035 2.3 NACHES HATCHERY
Apr 17, 2019 Rainbow 1,008 2.4 NACHES HATCHERY
Apr 16, 2018 Rainbow 1,000 2.5 NACHES HATCHERY
Apr 25, 2017 Rainbow 816 2.4 NACHES HATCHERY
Apr 12, 2016 Rainbow 800 2.5 NACHES HATCHERY
Apr 14, 2015 Rainbow 800 2.5 NACHES HATCHERY
Apr 14, 2014 Rainbow 800 2.5 NACHES 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