Tims Ponds

2023 Trout Derby lake

Starting soon! For more information about how the trout derby works, important dates, and prizes, visit the 2023 Trout Derby page.

A small pond located adjacent to the Oak Creek Wildlife Area next to Highway 12.

It is stocked with catchable sized rainbow trout beginning in early April. Jumbo rainbow trout (1-1.5 lbs each) are also stocked.  Anglers can expect excellent fishing throughout the spring & early summer.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Good shoreline and parking access on WDFW land.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Yakima
Acreage: 2.90 ac.
Elevation: 1658 ft.
Center: 46.732017, -120.796486
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: TIMS PD (YAKI)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Nov 3, 2022 Rainbow 35 0.2 GOLDENDALE HATCHERY
Nov 3, 2022 Rainbow 15 0.1 GOLDENDALE HATCHERY
Sep 6, 2022 Rainbow 1,040 2 NACHES HATCHERY
Jun 7, 2022 Rainbow 1,080 2.4 NACHES HATCHERY
Jun 1, 2022 Rainbow 1,320 2.4 NACHES HATCHERY
May 16, 2022 Rainbow 1,008 2.4 NACHES HATCHERY
May 2, 2022 Rainbow 1,008 2.4 NACHES HATCHERY
Apr 18, 2022 Rainbow 1,584 2.2 NACHES HATCHERY
Mar 28, 2022 Rainbow 1,080 2.3 NACHES HATCHERY
Mar 28, 2022 Rainbow 200 0.8 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