Upper Caliche Lake

Upper Caliche Lake is located just south of George.  This lake was rehabilitated in 2010 to remove nuisance fish species and restore the Rainbow Trout fishery.  Since the rehabilitation, trout fishing has been good to excellent.  Anglers mostly catch yearling trout ranging in size from 11-13 inches.  This lake is extremely popular on the opener (March 1st), but only receives modest pressure there after.  Both boat and shore fishing is productive at this lake.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - The entire lake is fishable from shore.

WDFW water access areas on this lake

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Grant
Acreage: 7.30 ac.
Elevation: 1191 ft.
Center: 47.033053, -119.9252
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: CALICHE LKS UPR (GRAN)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Apr 1, 2021 Rainbow 1,000 2.5 COLUMBIA BASIN HATCHERY
Apr 7, 2015 Rainbow 168 0.67 TROUT LODGE COMMERCIAL
May 5, 2014 Rainbow 150 0.67 TROUT LODGE COMMERCIAL
Apr 2, 2013 Rainbow 150 0.7 TROUT LODGE COMMERCIAL
Feb 26, 2007 Rainbow 4,032 2.8 COLUMBIA BASIN HATCHERY
Apr 11, 2000 Rainbow 345 2.8 COLUMBIA BASIN 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