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
Apr 15, 2013 Rainbow 800 2.5 NACHES HATCHERY
Apr 23, 2012 Rainbow 805 2.3 NACHES HATCHERY
May 31, 2011 Rainbow 500 2.5 NACHES HATCHERY
May 2, 2011 Rainbow 506 2.3 NACHES HATCHERY
Apr 19, 2011 Rainbow 504 2.4 NACHES HATCHERY
May 3, 2010 Rainbow 500 2.5 NACHES HATCHERY
Apr 12, 2010 Rainbow 507 2.6 NACHES HATCHERY
May 4, 2009 Rainbow 507 2.6 NACHES HATCHERY
Apr 22, 2009 Rainbow 520 2.5 NACHES HATCHERY
Jun 3, 2008 Rainbow 700 2.8 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