Fishing at
Lake Kapowsin Pierce County


Lake Kapowsin is a large freshwater lake located in Pierce County, Washington. At an elevation of 585 ft. and 490.2 acres, it's home to several species of fish, including bluegill, rock bass, yellow perch, black crappie, rainbow trout and largemouth bass. Lake Kapowsin provides good shoreline access and a boat launch.

Stocked Fish: Rainbow
Lake Size: 490.2 acres
Elevation: 585 ft.
Boat Launch: Yes (1)
Kapowsin
Shoreline Access: Good


Lake Kapowsin Stocking Reports

Lake Kapowsin has been historically stocked with rainbow. The largest rainbow ever stocked is 1.49 lbs. This year so far, there has been 6 stockings of rainbow at an average of 0.41 lbs. In the past, Lake Kapowsin stocked tens of thousands of rainbow averaging 0.4 lbs.

Date Quantity Fish
March 30, 2022 2100 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
March 23, 2022 4080 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
March 22, 2022 4922 Rainbow @ 0.36lbs
March 16, 2022 3660 Rainbow @ 0.5lbs
March 15, 2022 15000 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
March 15, 2022 15000 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
November 17, 2021 684 Rainbow @ 0.83lbs
March 30, 2021 10000 Rainbow @ 0.33lbs
March 25, 2021 2500 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
March 23, 2021 12500 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
November 16, 2020 660 Rainbow @ 0.83lbs
April 27, 2020 3999 Rainbow @ 0.46lbs
March 23, 2020 10010 Rainbow @ 0.37lbs
March 17, 2020 15000 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
April 7, 2017 167 Rainbow @ 1.25lbs
March 22, 2017 14000 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
March 15, 2017 15000 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
April 26, 2016 246 Rainbow @ 1.49lbs
March 22, 2016 15000 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
February 24, 2016 7000 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
February 23, 2016 8000 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs


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Lake Kapowsin Fish Species

Lake Kapowsin provides excellent opportunities for yellow perch and rainbow trout as well as good opportunities for bluegill, rock bass, black crappie and largemouth bass.


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

Lake Kapowsin Fishing Reports

An somewhat popular lake, there has been many reports by anglers at Lake Kapowsin over the past few years.

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


Lake Kapowsin - Largemouth Bass Fishing Tips

At Lake Kapowsin, the best time for catching largemouth bass is morning. Anglers also reported success with largemouth bass around afternoon. Popular baits used include worms and attractor for largemouth bass. Top fishing from boat and bottom fishing from boat are the common and successful methods used at Lake Kapowsin to catch largemouth bass.


Lake Kapowsin - Rainbow Trout Fishing Tips

The most popular time for catching rainbow trout at Lake Kapowsin is morning. Anglers also reported success with rainbow trout around afternoon. Worms and power bait are the most common and successful baits used at Lake Kapowsin to catch rainbow trout. Anglers often fish by trolling and bottom fishing from shore for rainbow trout.


Lake Kapowsin - Crappie Fishing Tips

At Lake Kapowsin, the best time for catching crappie is morning. Anglers also reported success with crappie around afternoon.


Lake Kapowsin - Perch Fishing Tips

At Lake Kapowsin, the best time for catching perch is afternoon. Anglers also reported success with perch around noon. Popular baits used include worms and fish eggs for perch. Bottom fishing from boat and top fishing from boat are the common and successful methods used at Lake Kapowsin to catch perch.




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