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Mattoon Lake

Mattoon Lake is located near Ellensburg.  It has a year-round season with excellent angling opportunities for 8- to 14-inch rainbow trout from early spring to summer.  The lake is also stocked with jumbo rainbow trout (1-1.5 lbs each) in the spring.

Later in the fall, Mattoon is stocked with some large 6-12 lb rainbow trout broodstock.  The lake has good bank fishing opportunity for those who do not have boats, although the lake can get quite weedy in the summer. 

There is a boat launch, but internal combustion engines are prohibited.  This is a great place to take the family for a fun fishing outing.  No camping. 


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Species you might catch

Black crappie
Carp
Largemouth bass
Pumpkinseed
Sucker, General
Yellow perch

Lake Information

Kittitas County
Lake Acreage: 26.1
Elevation: 1,491 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 Allowed

Access Sites / Boat Ramps on this Lake

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Fish Plants & Stocking Reports