Fishing at
Rotary Lake Yakima County


Rotary Lake is a freshwater lake located in Yakima County, Washington. At an elevation of 1082 ft. and 19.9 acres, it's home to several species of fish, including yellow perch, rainbow trout, channel catfish, largemouth bass and pumpkinseed sunfish. Rotary Lake provides good shoreline access and a boat launch.

Stocked Fish: Rainbow
Lake Size: 19.9 acres
Elevation: 1082 ft.
Boat Launch: Yes (1)
Rotary Lake
Shoreline Access: Good

Rotary Lake Stocking Reports

Rotary Lake has been historically stocked with rainbow. The largest rainbow ever stocked is 5 lbs. In the past, Rotary Lake stocked tens of thousands of rainbow averaging 0.48 lbs.

Date Quantity Fish
May 4, 2020 2016 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
April 1, 2020 300 Rainbow @ 1.25lbs
March 25, 2020 3150 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
February 25, 2020 2500 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
January 28, 2020 150 Rainbow @ 5lbs
May 8, 2017 2040 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
April 12, 2017 1248 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
April 12, 2017 1752 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
April 11, 2017 351 Rainbow @ 1.11lbs
March 7, 2017 2508 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
May 3, 2016 2000 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
April 5, 2016 350 Rainbow @ 1.43lbs
March 22, 2016 3130 Rainbow @ 0.5lbs
March 1, 2016 2500 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs


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Rotary Lake Fish Species

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


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

Rotary Lake Fishing Reports

An modestly traveled lake, there has been some successful reports by anglers at Rotary 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 Rotary Lake.


Rotary Lake - Rainbow Trout Fishing Tips

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


Rotary Lake - Largemouth Bass Fishing Tips

The most popular time for catching largemouth bass at Rotary Lake is evening. Anglers also reported success with largemouth bass around noon. Anglers often fish by top fishing from shore and other for largemouth bass.


Rotary Lake - Crappie Fishing Tips

At Rotary Lake, the best time for catching crappie is morning. Anglers also reported success with crappie around afternoon.


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Nearby Lakes Similar to Rotary Lake

There are a number of similar sized lakes relatively close to Rotary Lake, including Elton Pond North, Myron Lake, I-82 Pond 1, I-82 Pond 2 and I-82 Pond 3.

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Stocking:
December 7, 2020 - Rainbow - 122 @ 4lbs
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For January:
Common carp Rainbow trout Largemouth bass Pumpkinseed Sunfish

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Stocking:
February 24, 2020 - Rainbow - 1500 @ 0.42lbs
March 14, 2017 - Rainbow - 2520 @ 0.42lbs

For January:
Common carp Yellow perch Rainbow trout Brown bullhead Channel catfish Largemouth bass Pumpkinseed Sunfish

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Stocking:
February 24, 2020 - Rainbow - 2004 @ 0.42lbs
March 15, 2017 - Rainbow - 3000 @ 0.42lbs

For January:
Common carp Yellow perch Rainbow trout Brown bullhead Channel catfish Largemouth bass Pumpkinseed Sunfish

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Stocking:
February 24, 2020 - Rainbow - 1032 @ 0.42lbs
March 14, 2017 - Rainbow - 3000 @ 0.42lbs

For January:
Common carp Yellow perch Rainbow trout Brown bullhead Channel catfish Largemouth bass Pumpkinseed Sunfish

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