Horsethief has been planted with rainbow trout since the 1960s. Due to the fact that it is connected to the Columbia River, there is a wide variety of fish species that can be available to anglers. The lake is located in Horsethief State Park near Lyle between the Columbia River and Highway SR-14.
The fishing season is the last Saturday in April to October 31st. The lake is planted with thousands of catchable rainbow trout for the opener, plus about 100 rainbow broodstock. Several thousand more catchable rainbow are planted before Memorial Day.
Horsethief Lake also contains largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, bullheads and an occasional walleye.A public boat launch, picnic, and camping facilities are available at the state park.A Discover Pass is required.Check with the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission for park opening and closing dates.
Fishing Prospects Calendar
Species you might catch