Western Lake (Radar Hill Ponds)

2021 Trout Derby

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"Western Lake", also called Radar Hill ponds, has a year-round open season. Elevation is about 1050 feet and is stocked with 9 to 10 inch rainbow trout, and some cutthroat trout are also available. Isolated reports of some Eastern brook trout have been made in past years.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Trail access is available around the lake.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Pacific
Acreage: 4.50 ac.
Elevation: 1042 ft.
Center: 46.423237, -123.820335
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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