Yale Reservoir

Yale Reservoir was formed after the completion of Yale Dam by Pacific Power and Light in 1953.The main attraction at this reservoir is Kokanee. Although there are four boat ramps on the reservoir, the water level fluctuates making access by boat difficult at times.

This reservoir is located on the North Fork Lewis River.  Shallow fishing for kokanee is best in the spring and fall; in the summer months deep fishing is the best method. Coastal Cutthroat Trout can be caught near the mouth of Siouxon Creek.

There are some Bull Trout in the reservoir. All Bull Trout and Dolly Varden must be released. PacifiCorp operates all boat launch facilities at Saddle Dam, Yale, Cougar Camp and Beaver Bay. Fees are required to launch on weekends.All ramps may be out of the water when the lake level is lowered. Call (800) 547-1501 for updated reservoir levels.

Species you might catch

Bull trout
Coastal cutthroat

Lake Information

Clark County
Lake Acreage: 3,612.1
Elevation: 486 feet
Westside 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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