Fishing at
Lake Tapps Pierce County


Lake Tapps is a very large freshwater lake located in Pierce County, Washington. At an elevation of 546 ft. and 2433.1 acres, it's home to several species of fish, including tiger muskie, yellow perch, black crappie, largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Lake Tapps provides good shoreline access and a boat launch.

Stocked Fish: None
Lake Size: 2433.1 acres
Elevation: 546 ft.
Boat Launch: Yes (1)
Lake Tapps County Park
Shoreline Access: Good

Lake Tapps Stocking Reports

Lake Tapps has not been recently stocked.

Lake Tapps Map

Lake Tapps Fish Species

Lake Tapps provides excellent opportunities for tiger muskie and smallmouth bass as well as good opportunities for largemouth bass. There is also a chance to catch yellow perch and black crappie throughout the year.


January February March April May June July August September October November December
Tiger muskie
Yellow perch
Black crappie
Largemouth bass
Smallmouth bass

Lake Tapps Fishing Reports

An extremely popular lake, there has been hundreds of reports by anglers at Lake Tapps.

Anglers reported the most success with smallmouth bass. Tiger muskie is also a popular species to fish for at Lake Tapps.


Lake Tapps - Smallmouth Bass Fishing Tips

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


Lake Tapps - Tiger Muskie Fishing Tips

The most popular time for catching tiger muskie at Lake Tapps is morning. Anglers also reported success with tiger muskie around all day. Attractor and worms are the most common and successful baits used at Lake Tapps to catch tiger muskie. Anglers often fish by top fishing from boat and trolling for tiger muskie.


Lake Tapps - Largemouth Bass Fishing Tips

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


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