Fishing at
Spanaway Lake Pierce County


Spanaway Lake is a large freshwater lake located in Pierce County, Washington. At an elevation of 318 ft. and 250.9 acres, it's home to several species of fish, including rock bass, rainbow trout, largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Spanaway Lake provides good shoreline access and a boat launch.

Stocked Fish: Rainbow
Lake Size: 250.9 acres
Elevation: 318 ft.
Boat Launch: Yes (1)
Spanaway Park
Shoreline Access: Good


Spanaway Lake Stocking Reports

Spanaway Lake has been historically stocked with rainbow. The largest rainbow ever stocked is 1.49 lbs. This year so far, there has been 4 stockings of rainbow at an average of 0.4 lbs. In the past, Spanaway Lake stocked tens of thousands of rainbow averaging 0.41 lbs.

Date Quantity Fish
March 23, 2022 4784 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs
March 22, 2022 4706 Rainbow @ 0.38lbs
March 21, 2022 4160 Rainbow @ 0.38lbs
March 21, 2022 4350 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
November 1, 2021 2472 Rainbow @ 0.67lbs
April 5, 2021 3000 Rainbow @ 0.33lbs
March 31, 2021 5000 Rainbow @ 0.38lbs
March 30, 2021 10000 Rainbow @ 0.33lbs
April 30, 2020 3000 Rainbow @ 0.47lbs
March 25, 2020 4070 Rainbow @ 0.36lbs
March 24, 2020 8010 Rainbow @ 0.36lbs
May 22, 2017 3800 Rainbow @ 0.5lbs
May 19, 2017 3910 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs
April 14, 2017 2736 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
April 5, 2017 4000 Rainbow @ 0.48lbs
March 29, 2017 4000 Rainbow @ 0.45lbs
March 28, 2017 3900 Rainbow @ 0.45lbs
March 21, 2017 4500 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
March 20, 2017 4600 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
April 15, 2016 246 Rainbow @ 1.49lbs
March 28, 2016 5000 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
March 22, 2016 3500 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
March 8, 2016 4000 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
March 2, 2016 4300 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs


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Spanaway Lake Fish Species

Spanaway Lake provides excellent opportunities for rainbow trout. There is also a chance to catch rock bass, largemouth bass and smallmouth bass throughout the year.


January February March April May June July August September October November December
Rock bass
Rainbow trout
Largemouth bass
Smallmouth bass

Spanaway Lake Fishing Reports

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

Anglers reported the most success with rainbow trout. Largemouth bass is also a popular species to fish for at Spanaway Lake.


Spanaway Lake - Rainbow Trout Fishing Tips

At Spanaway Lake, the best time for catching rainbow trout is morning. Anglers also reported success with rainbow trout around afternoon. Popular baits used include worms and power bait for rainbow trout. Trolling and bottom fishing from shore are the common and successful methods used at Spanaway Lake to catch rainbow trout.


Spanaway Lake - Largemouth Bass Fishing Tips

The most popular time for catching largemouth bass at Spanaway Lake is morning. Anglers also reported success with largemouth bass around evening. Anglers often fish by bottom fishing from boat and top fishing from boat for largemouth bass.




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