Wellington Lake is a 167 acre trophy fishery. The lake is stocked twice a year and contains Rainbow, Cutbow, Brown, Brook, Tiger and Palomino Trout. Anglers are welcome to fish year round, including joining us in the winter for ice fishing season.


FISHING REPORT 10/11/19: Over the last couple weeks lake temperatures have been 56-58 degrees look for that to change with the storm front moving in this week. As lake temperatures cool concentrate on the shoreline areas that have a nice long shelf that extends out to a deep drop off. Having a good selection of: midges, scuds, minnow, leaches and egg patterns will bring fish to the net. Remember Wellington fish want to pack on the pounds before winter so it’s a great time of year to have a shot at those big fish!


*If you arrive early in the morning, please bring cash to self-register by following the instructions on the outside of the office. All guests are required to complete a liability waiver. Please visit the Day Use page for pricing and additional rules regarding a day trip to the lake


Fishing Materials

  • No live or artificial bait; no worms

  • No dough bait such as Power Bait or Salmon Eggs

  • Single, barbless hooks are preferred

  • No lead sinkers or lead fishing materials

  • No scented plastics

  • Artificial flies and lures are allowed and should be made of materials such as wood, plastic, silicone, rubber, epoxy, glass, hair, metal, feathers or fiber.

NO fishing license required

Because Wellington Lake is privately owned, no fishing license is required. This makes it a wonderful location for casual anglers or guests visiting from out of state.

Fishing is included in camping and day use fees. There is no additional payment required for fishing.



catch and release only

All fishing at Wellington Lake is catch and release only. Any person who kills a fish or fails to return a fish promptly to the lake, will be charged a restocking fee of no less than $50 per fish.


  • Only hand-launched craft are allowed

  • Electric trolling motors are permitted

  • Gas motors are not permitted

  • Life jackets are required when on the lake

  • There are no lifeguards at the lake - all watercraft activities are at the visitor’s own risk


Learn more about fishing etiquette and proper handling techniques.

Learn more about fishing etiquette and proper handling techniques.


Please respect the lake and fish habitat by staying on trails, disposing of all trash in dumpsters (including all fishing line), and not adding any contaminants to the lake. Our policy of not allowing bait encourages guests to be actively casting and reeling rather than then letting their lines sit still in the water and risk gut hooking the fish. To learn more about fishing etiquette and proper handling techniques, click the Ethical Angler link, or ask one of our friendly rangers.

Blue Quill Anglers now offers guided fly fishing trips and float tube classes at the lake. This is the perfect way to learn the best techniques for Wellington from knowledgeable and experienced guides!

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