Lake fish

What kinds of fish are in the lake?
There are many varieties of fish that can be fished for in the lake. Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Largemouth Bass, Perch, Bluegill, Carp, Warmouth, Catfish & Sunfish.

What are the rules?
Fishing regulations for the lake are set by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife so it is important to check their fishing regulations book for correct information, size limits and catch limits. Anyone 15 and older must have a valid fishing license with them while fishing at the lake. Kids 14 and under do not need to have a license to fish. The Fish and Wildlife Department does enforce these rules at the lake so be sure you are familiar with the regulations.  Local sporting goods stores that sell fishing gear are also good sources of information.

Where do the fish come from? 
The lake gets stocked with trout 4-5 times per year. These fish come from various hatcheries from around the state. Most trout that are planted in the lake are from 6 inches to 14 inches in length. Broodstock trout (the really big ones!) are also planted a few times a year as well. These fish can weigh up to ten pounds! All other fish except trout, reproduce naturally in the lake. Some bass have been caught that have weighed up to five pounds! Some carp can weigh up to 20 pounds! Remember to check the Fish and Wildlife regulations book for size and catch limits if you are unsure.  Click here for WDFW stocking reports.

Only electric outboard motors, three horsepower or less, may be used to propel motor boats.  All boats must be carried down to the lake from the street.  Remember:  State law requires children 12 years and younger to wear US Coast Guard approved lifejackets on all boats under 19 ft. 

Practice Conservation
A good angler respects our natural resources and wants to conserve them for others to enjoy.  Always carry out everything you bring into the park - never leave behind plastic containers, packaging or trash.  It is particularly important not to discard fishing line or hooks.  They can be very dangerous to birds and other wildlife.

Last updated: 8/5/2014 1:12:53 PM