Fishing at
Clear Lake Thurston County


Clear Lake is a large freshwater lake located in Thurston County, Washington. At an elevation of 543 ft. and 180.7 acres, it's home to several species of fish, including kokanee, green sunfish, rainbow trout, largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Clear Lake provides good shoreline access and a boat launch.

Stocked Fish: Rainbow
Lake Size: 180.7 acres
Elevation: 543 ft.
Boat Launch: Yes (1)
Clear Lake
WDFW Access: Yes
Shoreline Access: Good

Clear Lake Stocking Reports

Clear Lake has been historically stocked with rainbow. The largest rainbow ever stocked is 1 lbs. In the past, Clear Lake stocked tens of thousands of rainbow averaging 0.43 lbs.

Date Quantity Fish
May 31, 2023 3000 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
May 24, 2023 2005 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs
April 27, 2023 4000 Rainbow @ 0.34lbs
April 19, 2023 3775 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
April 11, 2023 3800 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
April 5, 2023 3744 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs
April 4, 2023 3750 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
May 9, 2022 4500 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
April 21, 2022 2926 Rainbow @ 0.45lbs
April 21, 2022 675 Rainbow @ 0.39lbs
April 14, 2022 3837 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs
April 6, 2022 7660 Rainbow @ 0.41lbs
April 13, 2021 4758 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs
April 13, 2021 4760 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
June 2, 2020 2000 Rainbow @ 0.5lbs
May 18, 2020 3500 Rainbow @ 0.46lbs
May 13, 2020 4000 Rainbow @ 0.48lbs
April 29, 2020 552 Rainbow @ 0.83lbs
April 28, 2020 3000 Rainbow @ 0.45lbs
April 23, 2020 3498 Rainbow @ 0.44lbs
May 10, 2017 6000 Rainbow @ 0.5lbs
April 18, 2017 550 Rainbow @ 1lbs
April 17, 2017 3435 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
April 10, 2017 3325 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
April 3, 2017 3325 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
May 10, 2016 1800 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
May 4, 2016 4800 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
April 29, 2016 3515 Rainbow @ 0.45lbs
April 22, 2016 4060 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
April 13, 2016 3550 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
April 11, 2016 545 Rainbow @ 1lbs


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Clear Lake Map

Clear Lake Fish Species

Clear Lake provides excellent opportunities for kokanee and rainbow trout. There is also a chance to catch green sunfish, largemouth bass and smallmouth bass throughout the year.


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

Clear Lake Fishing Reports

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

Anglers reported the most success with rainbow trout.

A list of the best bait to use for stocked rainbow trout.


Clear Lake - Rainbow Trout Fishing Tips

At Clear 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 boat are the common and successful methods used at Clear Lake to catch rainbow trout.



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Nearby Lakes Similar to Clear Lake

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

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Pierce County
4.9 mi. away
111.6 acres
elevation: 351 ft.

Harts Lake

Stocking:
November 21, 2023 - Rainbow - 1092 @ 0.71lbs
March 22, 2023 - Rainbow - 3795 @ 0.43lbs

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

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

Lake Lawrence

Stocking:
November 15, 2023 - Rainbow - 819 @ 0.71lbs
May 15, 2023 - Rainbow - 5000 @ 0.54lbs

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

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

Somewhat Popular

Silver Lake

Stocking:
April 18, 2023 - Rainbow - 4000 @ 0.38lbs
April 18, 2022 - Rainbow - 4000 @ 0.4lbs

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

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

Rapjohn Lake

Stocking:
April 26, 2023 - Rainbow - 2000 @ 0.34lbs
April 18, 2023 - Rainbow - 4000 @ 0.38lbs

For February:
Yellow perch Black crappie Rainbow trout Largemouth bass

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

Somewhat Popular

Ohop Lake

Stocking:
April 10, 2023 - Rainbow - 3300 @ 0.33lbs
March 22, 2023 - Rainbow - 4025 @ 0.43lbs

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

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