Fishing at
Bay Lake Pierce County


Bay Lake is a large freshwater lake located in Pierce County, Washington. At an elevation of 34 ft. and 127.8 acres, it's home to several species of fish, including bluegill, yellow perch, rainbow trout, brown bullhead, largemouth bass and pumpkinseed sunfish. Bay Lake provides good shoreline access and a boat launch.

Stocked Fish: Rainbow
Lake Size: 127.8 acres
Elevation: 34 ft.
Boat Launch: Yes (1)
Bay Lake
WDFW Access: Yes
Shoreline Access: Good


Bay Lake Stocking Reports

Bay Lake has been historically stocked with rainbow. The largest rainbow ever stocked is 1.49 lbs. This year so far, there has been 3 stockings of rainbow at an average of 0.43 lbs. In the past, Bay Lake stocked tens of thousands of rainbow averaging 0.43 lbs.

Date Quantity Fish
May 9, 2022 4000 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
April 20, 2022 3000 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
April 12, 2022 3600 Rainbow @ 0.5lbs
May 10, 2021 4000 Rainbow @ 0.37lbs
April 13, 2021 3614 Rainbow @ 0.33lbs
April 13, 2021 2386 Rainbow @ 0.36lbs
May 26, 2020 3025 Rainbow @ 0.45lbs
May 12, 2020 1823 Rainbow @ 0.51lbs
May 12, 2020 1678 Rainbow @ 0.41lbs
April 22, 2020 3499 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
May 23, 2017 2250 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
May 4, 2017 2220 Rainbow @ 0.5lbs
April 17, 2017 1620 Rainbow @ 0.5lbs
April 17, 2017 107 Rainbow @ 1.06lbs
April 6, 2017 5000 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
May 3, 2016 4600 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
April 15, 2016 344 Rainbow @ 1.49lbs
April 14, 2016 4532 Rainbow @ 0.45lbs
April 11, 2016 2255 Rainbow @ 0.45lbs


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Bay Lake Fish Species

Bay Lake provides excellent opportunities for rainbow trout. There is also a chance to catch bluegill, yellow perch, brown bullhead, largemouth bass and pumpkinseed sunfish throughout the year.


January February March April May June July August September October November December
Bluegill
Yellow perch
Rainbow trout
Brown bullhead
Largemouth bass
Pumpkinseed Sunfish

Bay Lake Fishing Reports

An modestly traveled lake, there has been some successful reports by anglers at Bay Lake over the past few years.

Anglers reported the most success with largemouth bass. Rainbow trout is also a popular species to fish for at Bay Lake.


Bay Lake - Largemouth Bass Fishing Tips

At Bay Lake, the best time for catching largemouth bass is morning. Anglers also reported success with largemouth bass around evening. Other and bottom fishing from boat are the common and successful methods used at Bay Lake to catch largemouth bass.


Bay Lake - Rainbow Trout Fishing Tips

The most popular time for catching rainbow trout at Bay Lake is morning. Anglers also reported success with rainbow trout around afternoon. Anglers often fish by top fishing from boat and trolling for rainbow trout.




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Nearby Lakes Similar to Bay Lake

There are a number of similar sized lakes relatively close to Bay Lake, including Florence Lake, Phillips Lake, Spencer Lake, Benson Lake and Waughop Lake.

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Pierce County
6.3 mi. away
64.9 acres
elevation: 200 ft.

Florence Lake

Stocking:
April 26, 2022 - Rainbow - 2000 @ 0.4lbs
April 19, 2022 - Rainbow - 2000 @ 0.53lbs

For August:
Bluegill Brown trout Rainbow trout Largemouth bass

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Mason County
9.5 mi. away
106.5 acres
elevation: 192 ft.

Phillips Lake

Stocking:
May 3, 2022 - Rainbow - 1000 @ 0.4lbs
April 19, 2022 - Rainbow - 4015 @ 0.45lbs

For August:
Bluegill Rainbow trout Largemouth bass

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Mason County
9.6 mi. away
212.4 acres
elevation: 175 ft.

Somewhat Popular

Spencer Lake

Stocking:
May 2, 2022 - Rainbow - 2646 @ 0.41lbs
April 21, 2022 - Rainbow - 1 @ 6.25lbs

For August:
Yellow perch Rainbow trout Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Coastal cutthroat trout (resident)

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Mason County
10.1 mi. away
79.8 acres
elevation: 233 ft.

Benson Lake

Stocking:
May 3, 2022 - Rainbow - 1000 @ 0.4lbs
April 4, 2022 - Rainbow - 5995 @ 0.4lbs

For August:
Rainbow trout Largemouth bass

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Pierce County
10.4 mi. away
30.1 acres
elevation: 241 ft.

Somewhat Popular

Waughop Lake

For August:
Yellow perch Black crappie Rainbow trout Brown bullhead Largemouth bass

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