Elton Pond North

The North Elton Pond is located near Selah, alongside Interstate Hwy I-82.  It is open only during the winter months from December 1 -- March 31.  The pond is owned by the Washington Department of Transportation.    

The lake is stocked with 1/2 pound rainbow trout and fishing is very good during the winter fishery.  There is a two-trout daily limit. 

Anglers should take safety precautions if trying to fish through the ice during the coldest winter months.  

Internal combustion motors are prohibited.    

Fishing Prospects Calendar

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Species you might catch

Largemouth bass
Sucker, General

Lake Information

Yakima County
Lake Acreage: 23.6
Elevation: 1,106 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

WDFW Water Access Sites

Fish Plants & Stocking Reports