Fishing at
Harts Lake Pierce County


Harts Lake is a large freshwater lake located in Pierce County, Washington. At an elevation of 351 ft. and 111.6 acres, it's home to several species of fish, including bluegill, yellow perch, black crappie, rainbow trout, brown bullhead and largemouth bass. Harts Lake provides good shoreline access and a boat launch.

Stocked Fish: Rainbow
Lake Size: 111.6 acres
Elevation: 351 ft.
Boat Launch: Yes (1)
Harts Lake
WDFW Access: Yes
Shoreline Access: Good


Harts Lake Stocking Reports

Harts Lake has been historically stocked with rainbow. The largest rainbow ever stocked is 1.25 lbs. In the past, Harts Lake stocked tens of thousands of rainbow averaging 0.48 lbs.

Date Quantity Fish
November 18, 2022 581 Rainbow @ 0.6lbs
April 14, 2022 1350 Rainbow @ 0.41lbs
April 14, 2022 1350 Rainbow @ 0.41lbs
November 17, 2021 564 Rainbow @ 0.83lbs
April 12, 2021 3080 Rainbow @ 0.44lbs
April 12, 2021 3080 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs
November 16, 2020 558 Rainbow @ 0.83lbs
May 11, 2020 3353 Rainbow @ 0.53lbs
May 4, 2020 2021 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs
May 4, 2020 1413 Rainbow @ 0.44lbs
April 7, 2017 429 Rainbow @ 1.25lbs
February 23, 2016 4000 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs


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Harts Lake Map



Harts Lake Fish Species

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


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

Harts Lake Fishing Reports

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

Anglers reported the most success with crappie. Catfish is also a popular species to fish for at Harts Lake.


Harts Lake - Crappie Fishing Tips

At Harts Lake, the best time for catching crappie is morning. Anglers also reported success with crappie around afternoon. Top fishing from boat and bottom fishing from boat are the common and successful methods used at Harts Lake to catch crappie.


Harts Lake - Catfish Fishing Tips

The most popular time for catching catfish at Harts Lake is evening. Anglers also reported success with catfish around morning.




Harts Lake Pictures & Media

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Nearby Lakes Similar to Harts Lake

There are a number of similar sized lakes relatively close to Harts Lake, including Clear Lake, Silver Lake, Lake Lawrence, Rapjohn Lake and Ohop Lake.

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Thurston County
4.9 mi. away
180.7 acres
elevation: 543 ft.

Clear Lake

Stocking:
May 9, 2022 - Rainbow - 4500 @ 0.4lbs
April 21, 2022 - Rainbow - 675 @ 0.39lbs

For February:
Kokanee Green sunfish Rainbow trout Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass

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Pierce County
4.9 mi. away
133.2 acres
elevation: 607 ft.

Somewhat Popular

Silver Lake

Stocking:
April 18, 2022 - Rainbow - 4000 @ 0.4lbs
March 20, 2022 - Rainbow - 24500 @ 3.33lbs

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

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Thurston County
5.6 mi. away
326.5 acres
elevation: 429 ft.

Lake Lawrence

Stocking:
November 17, 2022 - Rainbow - 832 @ 0.6lbs
May 24, 2022 - Rainbow - 2232 @ 0.56lbs

For February:
Bluegill Yellow perch Rainbow trout Brown bullhead Channel catfish Largemouth bass Pumpkinseed Sunfish

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Pierce County
6.1 mi. away
59.1 acres
elevation: 636 ft.

Rapjohn Lake

Stocking:
May 17, 2022 - Rainbow - 2000 @ 0.4lbs
April 21, 2022 - Rainbow - 4000 @ 0.4lbs

For February:
Yellow perch Black crappie Rainbow trout Largemouth bass

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Pierce County
9.3 mi. away
218.2 acres
elevation: 527 ft.

Somewhat Popular

Ohop Lake

Stocking:
April 14, 2022 - Rainbow - 3504 @ 0.41lbs
April 14, 2022 - Rainbow - 5000 @ 0.41lbs

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

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