Stocking Information:April 2012 (7,500) 8″-12″ (1,000) 12″ and above. Total:8,500 fish
Location: Northeast of Aberdeen, Grays Harbor County
Directions: Driving west on US 12 toward Aberdeen, turn right (north) at the “Fish Hatchery-Aberdeen Lake” sign.
Facilities: The east side of the lake has a city park boat ramp, with all other amenities in the city of Aberdeen.
Species:Rainbow and Cutthroat Trout
Fishing Lake Aberdeen:Spring plants of legal-sized rainbows from the Aberdeen Hatchery only a few hundred feet away, along with some resident cutthroat that have bee around ever since the lake was created. Fishing is fair as long as the rainbows hold out, but the action can be slow after that, some plan your visit for some time before June for best results.
Fishing Method:Standard gang trolling with pop-gear and worms, wedding band spinners, or bank fishing with worms or powerbait.
Aberdeen Lake opens for fishing from the last Saturday in April to October 31st. The season may be modified if surplus adult steelhead trout become available. Fishing should be good for 10- to 11- inch rainbow trout with good numbers of some much larger fish available, including some triploid rainbow trout that average 1.5 to 2 pounds each, and “quality trout” reared through a cooperative project with Chehalis Basin Fisheries Task Force and WDFW, that average 4-6 pounds each, and are planted prior to Opening Day. The daily limit is 5 trout, no more than 2 over 15″ may be retained. Aberdeen Lake (also known as Lake Aberdeen) will be crowded on opening day.