Fishing at
Yale Reservoir Clark County

Yale Reservoir is a very large freshwater lake located in Clark County, Washington. At an elevation of 486 ft. and 3612.1 acres, it's home to a couple species of fish, including kokanee, bull trout and coastal cutthroat trout (resident). Yale Reservoir provides good shoreline access and a number of boat launches.

Stocked Fish: None
Lake Size: 3612.1 acres
Elevation: 486 ft.
Boat Launch: Yes (4)
Beaver Bay Recreation Area Cougar Camp and Park Saddle Dam Recreation Area Yale Park Recreation Area
Shoreline Access: Good

Yale Reservoir Stocking Reports

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Yale Reservoir Map

Yale Reservoir Fish Species

Yale Reservoir provides opportunities for kokanee, bull trout and coastal cutthroat trout (resident) throughout the year.

January February March April May June July August September October November December
Bull trout
Coastal cutthroat trout (resident)

Yale Reservoir Fishing Reports

An modestly traveled lake, there has been some successful reports by anglers at Yale Reservoir over the past few years.

Anglers reported the most success with kokanee.

Yale Reservoir - Kokanee Fishing Tips

At Yale Reservoir, the best time for catching kokanee is afternoon. Anglers also reported success with kokanee around morning. Popular baits used include corn and attractor for kokanee. Trolling and top fishing from boat are the common and successful methods used at Yale Reservoir to catch kokanee.

Nearby Lakes Similar to Yale Reservoir

There are a number of similar sized lakes relatively close to Yale Reservoir, including Lake Merwin, Coldwater Lake, Silver Lake, Mason Lake and Lake Cavanaugh.

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Clark County
6.3 mi. away
3835.6 acres
elevation: 242 ft.

Lake Merwin

June 5, 2024 - Rainbow - 2100 @ 0.65lbs
June 5, 2024 - Rainbow - 500 @ 0.56lbs

For June:
Kokanee Bull trout Coho salmon Tiger muskie Chinook salmon Northern pikeminnow

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Skamania County
21.3 mi. away
773.2 acres
elevation: 2494 ft.

Coldwater Lake

June 5, 2024 - Rainbow - 2100 @ 0.65lbs
June 5, 2024 - Rainbow - 500 @ 0.56lbs

For June:
Rainbow trout

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Cowlitz County
30.5 mi. away
1424.2 acres
elevation: 489 ft.

Somewhat Popular

Silver Lake

March 6, 2024 - Rainbow - 6825 @ 0.33lbs
February 21, 2024 - Rainbow - 2000 @ 0.4lbs

For June:
Bluegill Warmouth Coho salmon Common carp Yellow perch Black crappie Rainbow trout White crappie Brown bullhead Largemouth bass Pumpkinseed Sunfish Triploid Grass Carp

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Mason County
97.1 mi. away
965.5 acres
elevation: 197 ft.

Mason Lake

June 4, 2024 - Rainbow - 150 @ 0.58lbs
June 4, 2024 - Rainbow - 2 @ 2.86lbs

For June:
Kokanee Yellow perch Rainbow trout Brown bullhead Largemouth bass Northern pikeminnow

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Skagit County
161.1 mi. away
833.3 acres
elevation: 1012 ft.

Somewhat Popular

Lake Cavanaugh

June 5, 2024 - Rainbow - 2100 @ 0.65lbs
June 5, 2024 - Rainbow - 500 @ 0.56lbs

For June:
Kokanee Rainbow trout Largemouth bass Largescale sucker Coastal cutthroat trout (resident)

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