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Bumping Lake

Bumping Lake is located southeast of Chinook Pass off Hwy 410 in the Wenatchee National Forest at 3426 feet elevation.

With a year-round open season, this Bumping River impoundment offers good fishing for six-to nine-inch kokanee starting in mid-May, with a generous kokanee limit of 16 fish. Trolling or still fishing is effective and chumming is permitted.  Rainbow, cutthroat and eastern brook trout are also available in this fishery, some up to 16 inches.  The daily trout limit is 5 trout (kokanee not included), no minimum size limit.  The lake is periodically stocked with rainbow and cutthroat trout fry.

The reservoir is closed to fishing for bull trout.  Please carefully release any bull trout that are inadvertantly hooked. 

There are excellent public camping facilities at the lake, plus a good boat ramp (managed by USFS), with a private resort (Bumping Lake Marina) that includes a fee based launch on the northern side of the lake across the dam.  Lake water levels are lowered in the late summer- early fall for downstream irrgation needs and so boat access is reduced.    


Fishing Prospects Calendar

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Brook troutPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All month
KokaneePoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthGood fishing - 2nd half of monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All month
Rainbow troutPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All month
Westslope cutthroatPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All month
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Fishing Expectation

Excellent

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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

Bull trout
Mountain whitefish

Lake Information

Yakima County
Lake Acreage: 1,353.5
Elevation: 3,430 feet
Eastside Washington

Lake Management Type
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

Access Sites / Boat Ramps on this Lake

Fish Plants & Stocking Reports