Fishing at
Horsethief Lake Klickitat County


Horsethief Lake is a freshwater lake located in Klickitat County, Washington. At an elevation of 163 ft. and 84.5 acres, it's home to several species of fish, including walleye, bluegill, warmouth, common carp, yellow perch, black crappie, rainbow trout, white crappie, brown bullhead, white sturgeon, largemouth bass, northern pikeminnow and pumpkinseed sunfish. Horsethief Lake provides good shoreline access and a boat launch.

Stocked Fish: Rainbow
Lake Size: 84.5 acres
Elevation: 163 ft.
Boat Launch: Yes (1)
Columbia Hills State Park
Shoreline Access: Good


Horsethief Lake Stocking Reports

Horsethief Lake has been historically stocked with rainbow. The largest rainbow ever stocked is 10 lbs. This year so far, there has been 2 stockings of rainbow at an average of 6.5 lbs. In the past, Horsethief Lake stocked tens of thousands of rainbow averaging 0.48 lbs.

Date Quantity Fish
January 3, 2023 63 Rainbow @ 5lbs
January 3, 2023 27 Rainbow @ 10lbs
May 20, 2022 2000 Rainbow @ 0.45lbs
May 11, 2022 2000 Rainbow @ 0.46lbs
April 15, 2022 5500 Rainbow @ 0.45lbs
March 31, 2022 2675 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
March 30, 2022 325 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
March 21, 2022 2500 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
January 21, 2022 100 Rainbow @ 5lbs
May 18, 2021 3013 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
May 10, 2021 1217 Rainbow @ 0.41lbs
May 10, 2021 1272 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
April 14, 2021 5053 Rainbow @ 0.41lbs
April 14, 2021 650 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
April 6, 2021 2971 Rainbow @ 0.44lbs
March 22, 2021 2325 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
February 5, 2021 101 Rainbow @ 4lbs
February 5, 2021 20 Rainbow @ 8.33lbs
December 16, 2020 100 Rainbow @ 4lbs
December 16, 2020 50 Rainbow @ 8.33lbs
April 30, 2020 4000 Rainbow @ 0.44lbs
April 7, 2020 1354 Rainbow @ 0.41lbs
April 7, 2020 1508 Rainbow @ 0.39lbs
April 2, 2020 3000 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
April 1, 2020 3000 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs
March 27, 2020 47 Rainbow @ 5lbs
March 26, 2020 2138 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
March 23, 2020 175 Rainbow @ 2.5lbs
March 23, 2020 128 Rainbow @ 5lbs
January 22, 2020 34 Rainbow @ 10lbs
July 19, 2017 3516 Rainbow @ 0.41lbs
May 23, 2017 4000 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
April 19, 2017 3706 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
April 19, 2017 3638 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs
April 18, 2017 3696 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs
May 31, 2016 4000 Rainbow @ 0.48lbs
April 25, 2016 2795 Rainbow @ 0.47lbs
April 20, 2016 4493 Rainbow @ 0.48lbs
April 20, 2016 2353 Rainbow @ 0.45lbs
April 20, 2016 100 Rainbow @ 7.14lbs
April 19, 2016 4200 Rainbow @ 0.47lbs


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Horsethief Lake Map



Horsethief Lake Fish Species

Horsethief Lake provides excellent opportunities for rainbow trout. There is also a chance to catch walleye, bluegill, warmouth, common carp, yellow perch, black crappie, white crappie, brown bullhead, white sturgeon, largemouth bass, northern pikeminnow and pumpkinseed sunfish throughout the year.


January February March April May June July August September October November December
Walleye
Bluegill
Warmouth
Common carp
Yellow perch
Black crappie
Rainbow trout
White crappie
Brown bullhead
White sturgeon
Largemouth bass
Northern pikeminnow
Pumpkinseed Sunfish



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