Fishing at
Lake Lawrence Thurston County


Lake Lawrence is a large freshwater lake located in Thurston County, Washington. At an elevation of 429 ft. and 326.5 acres, it's home to several species of fish, including bluegill, yellow perch, rainbow trout, brown bullhead, channel catfish, largemouth bass and pumpkinseed sunfish. Lake Lawrence provides good shoreline access and a boat launch.

Stocked Fish: Rainbow
Lake Size: 326.5 acres
Elevation: 429 ft.
Boat Launch: Yes (1)
Lawrence Lake
WDFW Access: Yes
Shoreline Access: Good

Lake Lawrence Stocking Reports

Lake Lawrence has been historically stocked with rainbow. The largest rainbow ever stocked is 5 lbs. In the past, Lake Lawrence stocked tens of thousands of rainbow averaging 0.47 lbs.

Date Quantity Fish
November 15, 2023 819 Rainbow @ 0.71lbs
May 15, 2023 5000 Rainbow @ 0.54lbs
March 14, 2023 20000 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
November 17, 2022 832 Rainbow @ 0.6lbs
May 24, 2022 2232 Rainbow @ 0.56lbs
May 23, 2022 2286 Rainbow @ 0.56lbs
March 15, 2022 20000 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
March 15, 2022 20000 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
February 22, 2022 208 Rainbow @ 5lbs
February 17, 2022 292 Rainbow @ 5lbs
November 22, 2021 800 Rainbow @ 0.77lbs
May 25, 2021 2500 Rainbow @ 0.41lbs
March 25, 2021 2500 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
March 23, 2021 17500 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
February 25, 2021 490 Rainbow @ 4lbs
November 16, 2020 810 Rainbow @ 0.83lbs
May 18, 2020 2540 Rainbow @ 0.46lbs
April 30, 2020 2520 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
March 17, 2020 20000 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
February 27, 2020 319 Rainbow @ 5lbs
May 22, 2017 5000 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
March 21, 2017 350 Rainbow @ 5lbs
March 14, 2017 20000 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
May 9, 2016 4862 Rainbow @ 0.48lbs
March 22, 2016 20000 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
February 29, 2016 500 Rainbow @ 4.55lbs


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Lake Lawrence Map

Lake Lawrence Fish Species

Lake Lawrence provides excellent opportunities for rainbow trout as well as good opportunities for channel catfish. There is also a chance to catch bluegill, yellow perch, brown bullhead, largemouth bass and pumpkinseed sunfish throughout the year.


January February March April May June July August September October November December
Bluegill
Yellow perch
Rainbow trout
Brown bullhead
Channel catfish
Largemouth bass
Pumpkinseed Sunfish

Lake Lawrence Fishing Reports

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

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

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


Lake Lawrence - Rainbow Trout Fishing Tips

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



Lake Lawrence Pictures & Media

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Nearby Lakes Similar to Lake Lawrence

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

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Thurston County
5 mi. away
180.7 acres
elevation: 543 ft.

Clear Lake

Stocking:
May 31, 2023 - Rainbow - 3000 @ 0.4lbs
May 24, 2023 - Rainbow - 2005 @ 0.43lbs

For February:
Kokanee Green sunfish Rainbow trout Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass

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Pierce County
5.6 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
7.6 mi. away
552.1 acres
elevation: 481 ft.

Somewhat Popular

Skookumchuck Reservoir

For February:
Rainbow trout Coastal cutthroat trout (resident)

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Thurston County
9.3 mi. away
109.6 acres
elevation: 334 ft.

Somewhat Popular

McIntosh Lake

Stocking:
May 23, 2023 - Rainbow - 2000 @ 0.42lbs
April 18, 2023 - Rainbow - 6500 @ 0.4lbs

For February:
Yellow perch Rainbow trout Brown bullhead Largemouth bass

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Pierce County
10 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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