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Mineral Lake 2011 Fishing Season!

Fishing season on Mineral Lake opens on Saturday, April 30, 2011 and closes on September 30, 2011.

Don't miss the American Legion Storm King Post #171 Fishing Derby!  Click link for details.  Remember, this photo could be you!



Zack Hageman, Goldendale, 8 1/2 lb. Rainbow Trout,
26 1/2 inch length, 15 3/4 inch girth.

Dawn Trevino (left photo, right), 7 1/8 lb. Rainbow, 25 inch length, 14 inch girth.  Dawn's fishing partner, John Neilson, left, caught a nice Rainbow, 5 1/8 lb. 22 inch length, 12 1/2 inch girth.

Dawson, of Morton,  7 lb. 1 oz. Rainbow, 26 3/4 inch length, 13 inch girth.  Dawson's dad, holding Dawson's third place Rainbow.



1st Prize:  30 lb Thrust Trolling Motor
2nd Prize:  Fish Finder
3rd Prize:  Downrigger

Other Opening Day 2011 Derby Entries:
(If you have photos to share, please email them to us)


Chris Henesy (or is it Henry?), left,  with a beautiful 6 lb 15 oz. Rainbow 25 1/2 inches long and 13 1/2 inches in girth.   Ivan Ahquin, right, with a 5 lb Rainbow. 

Blaine Rutledge (left) 5 1/8 lb., 23 inches long, 12 inch girth.
Jack Brown, Mineral (right) 5 1/2 lb Rainbow 24 inch long, 13 inch girth.

Left, John Sepulveda, Mineral, 6 lb. 2 oz. Rainbow, 23 1/2 inch length, 14 inch girth.
Right, Curtis Bruun, Eatonville with two nice Rainbows.  Fish on the right is 4 1/2 lb, 23 inch length, 13 1/2 inch girth.  The fish at the left, weighed 5 lb.,1 oz., 22 inch length, 13 inch girth.

Shelby Schultes, Orting, 6 lb. 9 oz. Rainbow 26 inches long, 13 3/4 inch girth.

Gilbert Jay, Spanaway, 4 lb., 2 oz. Rainbow, 20 1/2 inches long, 13 inch girth.
Gary Vertrees, Mineral, 6 lb., 10 oz. Rainbow 23 3/4 inches long, 14 1/4 inch girth.

Richard Libby, Spanaway, 6 lb., 2 oz. Rainbow, 23 1/2 inches long, 13 3/4 inch girth.
Ron Crider, 4 3/4 lb. Rainbow 22 inches long, 13 inch girth.

Rose Tuskey, 3 1/2 lb. Rainbow, 21 inches long, 10 1/2 inch girth.
Mike Davis & son, Tacoma, 4 3/4 lb. Rainbow 20 1/2 inches long, 12 inch girth.

Justin Anderson, Olympia, 5 1/2 lb Rainbow, 24 inches long, 12 1/2 inch girth.
John Sepulveda, Mineral, 6 lb., 2 oz. Rainbow, 23 1/2 inches long, 14 inch girth.

Jeannette Steiner, Des Moines, 4 lb., 1 oz. Rainbow, 21 inches long, 11 inch girth.
Jakob Kelnhofer, Portland, 5 lb., 3 oz. Rainbow, 25 inches long, 12 1/2 inch girth.

Jake (left) stopped by for a photo with a nice 4 pounder.
Dallas Christian, Eatonville, 6 3/4 lb. 27 inches long, 13 inch girth.

Sean Spear, Spanaway, 3 3/4 lb. Rainbow, 21 1/4 inches long, 11 1/4 inch girth.
Ray Carlisle, Spanaway, 3 1/2 lb. Rainbow, 21 1/2 inches long, 10 inch girth.

Legion members recording the first fish of the day, caught by  Zack Hageman.
This fish could not be beat.

Dawson and his fishing buddies, waiting for the official results.

This photo was taken of Dawson last year with his 6 lb., 5 oz. fish. His dad said he caught a big one in 2009, too.  We think Dawson is trying for first place in the 2012 derby.  Stay tuned.

The raffle drawing.

Raffle drawing.

Honorable Mention
Justin Andes from Federal Way with his 24 inch, 7 lb. 13 oz. large mouth bass, not eligible for the derby.  Pictured with Justin is his proud papa, Dave Andes.

A nice one caught on opening day.  Thanks for emailing this photo.

Tuesday, May 3

Brett & Donny with a nice string of keepers ranging from 1 pound to 5 lb., 11oz.
The 5 lb., 11 oz. Rainbow, caught by Donny, was 25 inches long.  Brett's fish was 4 lb, 12 oz.

Wednesday, May 4

Brett with a nice hold-over Rainbow, 4 lb., 10 oz., 21 inches long.

Saturday, May 7

Butch, Mineral, with his 6 lb., 25 1/4 inch Rainbow which he caught with "a worm on top"

Tuesday, May 10

Michael Standal, Stanwood with a very nice Rainbow 19 inches long, weighing 2 pounds.


Kyle and Brady with a nice catch.  Kyle's Rainbow, 23 inches long, weighed 3 3/4 pounds.
Brady's fish was 26 inches, 5 1/4 pounds.

Wednesday, May 25th

Tim Fishlin (sorry, I've misplaced the information for the fish)

Tuesday, June 7



If you have photos of fish caught on Opening Day, or have corrections to the above photos, please contact us and we will include them in this photo gallery.

Thank you for spending Opening Day with us on Mineral Lake!

If you have photos of fish caught on Mineral Lake, or have corrections to any of the above photos, please contact us and we will include them in this photo gallery.

Be sure to send us your fish photos! OR, if you are still in town, be sure to stop by Mineral Market to have your photo taken for the website!

Use this link to email your digital photo to us and we will try to get it in the photo gallery.  Please include the weight, length, when you caught it and information about the bait or lure you used and whether you were trolling or still fishing.

Or, stop by Mineral Market with your catch for us to photograph for you or bring your own photo for us to scan.

We are hoping to have a Picture Upload Form sometime soon!


Fish Planted in Mineral Lake, Lewis County can be found here on the W.D.F.W. website.  Scroll down to the Lewis County section of that page and look for Mineral Lake.  The fish listed as being reared in net pens were reared in Mineral Lake at Mineral Lake Resort

Mineral Lake Resort
Mineral, WA 98355


Mineral Lake Resort sits in the shadows of Mount Rainier. Remember to bring your camera; the view of the mountain from the lake is breathtaking. Mineral Lake Resort offers boat rentals, dock fishing, cabins, RV spaces, boat moorage, and a Tackle, Bait & Snack Shop.

Email Mineral Lake Resort

Lion's Den Campground
113 Front Street East
Mineral, WA 98355

On site Phone:  360-492-9142

Phone: Dick Suter 360-492-5685
Phone: Orv Christiansen 360-492-5561





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