Carlisle Lake

Carlisle Lake, historically known as Onalaska Mill Pond, was originally a log pond for the wood mill. It has been planted with rainbow trout since 1953.The lake is managed for catchable trout and warmwater species.

Rainbow trout broodstock are stocked in the lake during the winter.  Coho have been raised in net pens in the lake for the past two years.  This lake generally is planted in April before opening day and in May.  

The lake is located on the northwest edge of Onalaska.  The fishing season runs from the last Saturday in April through the end of February.   Landlocked salmon rules are in effect, in case excess hatchery fish become available. Carlisle also has a few largemouth bass. Public access is available, and small boats can be launched, but internal combustion engines are not allowed.

Species you might catch

Coho salmon
Largemouth bass
Rainbow trout

Lake Information

Lewis County
Lake Acreage: 22.2
Elevation: 496 feet
Westside Washington

Lake Management Type
Mixed species - Trout emphasis

Sport Fishing Regulations & Seasons

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