Fishing at
Mattoon Lake Kittitas County

Mattoon Lake is a freshwater lake located in Kittitas County, Washington. At an elevation of 1491 ft. and 26.1 acres, it's home to several species of fish, including common carp, yellow perch, rainbow trout, largemouth bass and pumpkinseed sunfish. Mattoon Lake provides good shoreline access and a boat launch.

Stocked Fish: Rainbow
Lake Size: 26.1 acres
Elevation: 1491 ft.
Boat Launch: Yes (1)
Mattoon Lake
Shoreline Access: Good

Mattoon Lake Stocking Reports

Mattoon Lake has been historically stocked with rainbow. The largest rainbow ever stocked is 8.33 lbs. In the past, Mattoon Lake stocked tens of thousands of rainbow averaging 0.53 lbs.

Date Quantity Fish
December 2, 2020 50 Rainbow @ 8.33lbs
December 2, 2020 125 Rainbow @ 4lbs
May 18, 2020 3000 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
March 31, 2020 3025 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs
February 26, 2020 300 Rainbow @ 1.25lbs
February 26, 2020 2437 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
May 16, 2017 3480 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
April 11, 2017 3000 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
April 5, 2017 228 Rainbow @ 4lbs
March 13, 2017 2004 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
March 13, 2017 504 Rainbow @ 1.11lbs
May 17, 2016 2500 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
April 6, 2016 2550 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
April 5, 2016 335 Rainbow @ 1.75lbs
March 1, 2016 2000 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
March 1, 2016 399 Rainbow @ 1.43lbs

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Mattoon Lake Map

Mattoon Lake Fish Species

Mattoon Lake provides excellent opportunities for rainbow trout. There is also a chance to catch common carp, yellow perch, largemouth bass and pumpkinseed sunfish throughout the year.

January February March April May June July August September October November December
Common carp
Yellow perch
Rainbow trout
Largemouth bass
Pumpkinseed Sunfish

Mattoon Lake Fishing Reports

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

Anglers reported the most success with rainbow trout. Largemouth bass is also a popular species to fish for at Mattoon Lake.

Mattoon Lake - Rainbow Trout Fishing Tips

At Mattoon Lake, the best time for catching rainbow trout is morning. Anglers also reported success with rainbow trout around afternoon. Popular baits used include power bait and worms for rainbow trout. Bottom fishing from shore and top fishing from shore are the common and successful methods used at Mattoon Lake to catch rainbow trout.

Mattoon Lake - Largemouth Bass Fishing Tips

The most popular time for catching largemouth bass at Mattoon Lake is afternoon. Anglers also reported success with largemouth bass around morning.

Nearby Lakes Similar to Mattoon Lake

There are a number of similar sized lakes relatively close to Mattoon Lake, including Fiorito North, Fiorito South, McCabe Pond, Manastash Lake and Mud Lake.

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Kittitas County
3.4 mi. away
37.9 acres
elevation: 1433 ft.

Fiorito North

November 4, 2020 - Rainbow - 125 @ 4lbs
November 4, 2020 - Rainbow - 50 @ 10lbs

For January:
Common carp Yellow perch Black crappie Rainbow trout Largemouth bass Largescale sucker Pumpkinseed Sunfish

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Kittitas County
3.7 mi. away
23.8 acres
elevation: 1433 ft.

Fiorito South

June 7, 2016 - Rainbow - 2000 @ 0.4lbs
April 4, 2016 - Rainbow - 1500 @ 0.4lbs

For January:
Common carp Yellow perch Black crappie Largemouth bass Largescale sucker Pumpkinseed Sunfish

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Kittitas County
4.2 mi. away
6.7 acres
elevation: 1426 ft.

McCabe Pond

May 4, 2020 - Rainbow - 504 @ 0.42lbs
April 1, 2020 - Rainbow - 805 @ 0.43lbs

For January:
Rainbow trout Channel catfish Pumpkinseed Sunfish

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Kittitas County
18.6 mi. away
28.3 acres
elevation: 5067 ft.

Manastash Lake

For January:
Brook trout Rainbow trout

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Yakima County
19.5 mi. away
6 acres
elevation: 2109 ft.

Mud Lake

For January:
Rainbow trout

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