Fishing at
Hicks Lake Thurston County


Hicks Lake is a large freshwater lake located in Thurston County, Washington. At an elevation of 182 ft. and 162.3 acres, it's home to several species of fish, including bluegill, brown trout, yellow perch, black crappie, rainbow trout, brown bullhead and largemouth bass. Hicks Lake provides good shoreline access and a boat launch.

Stocked Fish: Rainbow
Lake Size: 162.3 acres
Elevation: 182 ft.
Boat Launch: Yes (1)
Hicks Lake
WDFW Access: Yes
Shoreline Access: Good

Hicks Lake Stocking Reports

Hicks Lake has been historically stocked with rainbow. The largest rainbow ever stocked is 6.25 lbs. This year so far, there has been 4 stockings of rainbow at an average of 0.55 lbs. In the past, Hicks Lake stocked tens of thousands of rainbow averaging 0.55 lbs.

Date Quantity Fish
May 14, 2024 2510 Rainbow @ 0.5lbs
May 13, 2024 3010 Rainbow @ 0.5lbs
April 22, 2024 5048 Rainbow @ 0.44lbs
April 18, 2024 1800 Rainbow @ 1lbs
June 6, 2023 2000 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
May 23, 2023 2005 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
April 19, 2023 1240 Rainbow @ 1lbs
April 19, 2023 5100 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
April 17, 2023 1260 Rainbow @ 1lbs
May 18, 2022 2095 Rainbow @ 0.41lbs
May 10, 2022 3017 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs
April 19, 2022 2541 Rainbow @ 0.45lbs
April 19, 2022 1050 Rainbow @ 1lbs
April 18, 2022 1250 Rainbow @ 1lbs
April 18, 2022 1250 Rainbow @ 1lbs
April 13, 2022 2550 Rainbow @ 0.41lbs
May 11, 2021 6153 Rainbow @ 0.48lbs
May 10, 2021 1800 Rainbow @ 1lbs
April 21, 2021 4400 Rainbow @ 0.44lbs
April 21, 2021 4400 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs
May 19, 2020 820 Rainbow @ 0.45lbs
May 13, 2020 4410 Rainbow @ 0.48lbs
May 7, 2020 3500 Rainbow @ 0.48lbs
April 29, 2020 2502 Rainbow @ 0.83lbs
April 29, 2020 3554 Rainbow @ 0.46lbs
April 21, 2020 3502 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
May 2, 2017 6207 Rainbow @ 0.41lbs
April 18, 2017 5100 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
April 18, 2017 2500 Rainbow @ 1lbs
April 18, 2017 20 Rainbow @ 3.33lbs
March 21, 2017 100 Rainbow @ 5lbs
May 11, 2016 3325 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs
May 3, 2016 3775 Rainbow @ 0.41lbs
April 21, 2016 2475 Rainbow @ 0.84lbs
April 20, 2016 1785 Rainbow @ 0.84lbs
April 4, 2016 200 Rainbow @ 6.25lbs


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Hicks Lake Map

Hicks Lake Fish Species

Hicks Lake provides excellent opportunities for rainbow trout as well as good opportunities for black crappie. There is also a chance to catch bluegill, brown trout, yellow perch, brown bullhead and largemouth bass throughout the year.


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

Hicks Lake Fishing Reports

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

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

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



Nearby Lakes Similar to Hicks Lake

There are a number of similar sized lakes relatively close to Hicks Lake, including Long Lake, Chambers Lake, Pattison Lake, Ward Lake and St. Clair Lake.

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

Somewhat Popular

Long Lake

Stocking:
May 8, 2024 - Rainbow - 4869 @ 0.43lbs
April 23, 2024 - Rainbow - 3381 @ 0.43lbs

For May:
Rock bass Yellow perch Rainbow trout Largemouth bass

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Thurston County
2 mi. away
53.2 acres
elevation: 203 ft.

Chambers Lake

Stocking:
May 15, 2024 - Rainbow - 2662 @ 0.45lbs
May 15, 2024 - Rainbow - 2640 @ 0.45lbs

For May:
Yellow perch Channel catfish Largemouth bass

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Thurston County
2.1 mi. away
254.6 acres
elevation: 162 ft.

Pattison Lake

Stocking:
April 24, 2024 - Rainbow - 7401 @ 0.43lbs
April 22, 2024 - Rainbow - 3707 @ 0.43lbs

For May:
Rock bass Yellow perch Black crappie Rainbow trout Largemouth bass

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Thurston County
3.7 mi. away
66.1 acres
elevation: 162 ft.

Somewhat Popular

Ward Lake

Stocking:
May 13, 2024 - Rainbow - 2500 @ 0.46lbs
April 22, 2024 - Rainbow - 2015 @ 0.44lbs

For May:
Kokanee Bluegill Rock bass Rainbow trout Largemouth bass Coastal cutthroat trout (resident)

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

Somewhat Popular

St. Clair Lake

Stocking:
May 8, 2024 - Rainbow - 661 @ 0.47lbs
May 8, 2024 - Rainbow - 4278 @ 0.4lbs

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

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