This picturesque lake is located in Moran State Park on Orcas Island, 3.5 miles southeast of East Sound. Stocked Rainbow Trout are abundant. Coastal Cutthroat Trout, Kokanee, and Largemouth Bass (recent, unauthorized introduction) are also present. Shoreline access, a trailer boat launch at Midway Campground, and boat rentals are available.
This lake is the only water in San Juan County managed with a seasonal fishing closure. Spring catch rates for trout are highest early in the season and decline as fish are harvested and as warmer water temperatures force trout to seek areas of colder refuge. Fall is often overlooked by anglers, but can be an ideal time as fish that have been growing all summer become more active around the lake with cooler temperatures.
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