Dayton Pond

The Dayton Pond (formerly the Dayton Juvenile Pond) is now open for juveniles and anglers with a disability license or designated harvester card. The pond is listed as open year-round, but current management is to maintain water in the pond from near March 1 to the middle of July, if possible.  The pond is nearly dry until the river intake pipe is set in place and the pump is turned on.  Some years the water intake is not put in place until mid March or later, especially if the river is high. 

The pond is usually stocked shortly after the pump is started and water is flowing into the pond (usually by mid March). This pond is stocked with catchables (10-12 inches), jumbo size (14 inch or larger) Rainbow Trout, plus it will usually receives a few additional large rainbows or Brown Trout.  The pond is stocked several times between late February and mid June. 

Fishing Prospects Calendar

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Fishing Expectation


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Type of Opportunity Full Month Full month 1st half of month only 1st half only 2nd half of month only 2nd half only No opportunity No opportunity

Species you might catch

Brown trout

Lake Information

Columbia County
Lake Acreage: 0.8
Elevation: 1,623 feet
Eastside Washington

Lake Management Type
Mixed species - Trout emphasis

Sport Fishing Regulations & Seasons

Emergency Rule Updates
Fishing closures and openings happen constantly throughout the year. The E-Rules keep you up-to-date.

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Two-Pole Fishing NOT allowed

Special Fishing Restrictions

  • Juvenile or Disability w/Reduced Fee License Only for this lake

Access Sites / Boat Ramps on this Lake

No site or ramp information available.

Fish Plants & Stocking Reports