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Council Lake

Council Lake is a drive up mountain lake on the north west flank of Mt. Adams.  It has a U.S. Forest Service campground.  It is stocked annually with catchable rainbow trout, but also contains, eastern brook, brown trout, and cutthroat trout.

The lake is open year round to fishing.  But lake access is usually blocked by snow until late spring/early summer.  Access is again blocked by snow around mid-November.


Fishing Prospects Calendar

 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
No OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
Brook troutNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityExcellent fishing - 2nd half of monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - 1st half of monthNo Opportunity
Brown troutNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityExcellent fishing - 2nd half of monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - 1st half of monthNo Opportunity
Rainbow troutNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityExcellent fishing - 1st half of monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - 1st half of monthNo Opportunity
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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

Lake Information

Skamania County
Lake Acreage: 43.7
Elevation: 4,225 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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Two-Pole Fishing Allowed

Access Sites / Boat Ramps on this Lake

No site or ramp information available.

Fish Plants & Stocking Reports