Fishing at
Steilacoom Lake Pierce County


Steilacoom Lake is a large freshwater lake located in Pierce County, Washington. At an elevation of 213 ft. and 306.2 acres, it's home to a couple species of fish, including rainbow trout. Steilacoom Lake provides good shoreline access and a boat launch.

Stocked Fish: Rainbow
Lake Size: 306.2 acres
Elevation: 213 ft.
Boat Launch: Yes (1)
Edgewater Park
Shoreline Access: Good


Steilacoom Lake Stocking Reports

Steilacoom Lake has been historically stocked with rainbow. The largest rainbow ever stocked is 0.5 lbs. This year so far, there has been 2 stockings of rainbow at an average of 0.42 lbs. In the past, Steilacoom Lake stocked tens of thousands of rainbow averaging 0.42 lbs.

Date Quantity Fish
March 17, 2022 5002 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
March 17, 2022 5002 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
March 31, 2021 1160 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
March 23, 2021 3900 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
March 23, 2021 3900 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
March 17, 2020 6000 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
May 24, 2017 4000 Rainbow @ 0.5lbs
May 23, 2017 650 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
March 21, 2017 2266 Rainbow @ 0.45lbs
March 14, 2017 2200 Rainbow @ 0.45lbs
March 10, 2016 4960 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs


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Steilacoom Lake Fish Species

Steilacoom Lake provides excellent opportunities for rainbow trout.


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Rainbow trout

Steilacoom Lake Fishing Reports

An modestly traveled lake, there has been some successful reports by anglers at Steilacoom 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 Steilacoom Lake.


Steilacoom Lake - Rainbow Trout Fishing Tips

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




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Nearby Lakes Similar to Steilacoom Lake

There are a number of similar sized lakes relatively close to Steilacoom Lake, including Spanaway Lake, Florence Lake, Bay Lake, St. Clair Lake and Long Lake.

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Pierce County
5.3 mi. away
250.9 acres
elevation: 318 ft.

Somewhat Popular

Spanaway Lake

Stocking:
March 23, 2022 - Rainbow - 4784 @ 0.43lbs
March 22, 2022 - Rainbow - 4706 @ 0.38lbs

For July:
Rock bass Rainbow trout Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass

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Pierce County
7.3 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 July:
Bluegill Brown trout Rainbow trout Largemouth bass

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Pierce County
12.1 mi. away
127.8 acres
elevation: 34 ft.

Bay Lake

Stocking:
May 9, 2022 - Rainbow - 4000 @ 0.4lbs
April 20, 2022 - Rainbow - 3000 @ 0.4lbs

For July:
Bluegill Yellow perch Rainbow trout Brown bullhead Largemouth bass Pumpkinseed Sunfish

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Thurston County
14.7 mi. away
233.1 acres
elevation: 77 ft.

Somewhat Popular

St. Clair Lake

Stocking:
May 3, 2022 - Rainbow - 2250 @ 0.5lbs
May 3, 2022 - Rainbow - 2250 @ 0.5lbs

For July:
Bluegill Brown trout Yellow perch Black crappie Rainbow trout Channel catfish Largemouth bass

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Thurston County
15.2 mi. away
307.9 acres
elevation: 160 ft.

Somewhat Popular

Long Lake

Stocking:
May 18, 2022 - Rainbow - 4355 @ 0.41lbs
May 9, 2022 - Rainbow - 2901 @ 0.42lbs

For July:
Rock bass Yellow perch Rainbow trout Largemouth bass

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