Fishing at
Long Lake Thurston County


Long Lake is a large freshwater lake located in Thurston County, Washington. At an elevation of 160 ft. and 307.9 acres, it's home to several species of fish, including rock bass, yellow perch, rainbow trout and largemouth bass. Long Lake provides good shoreline access and a boat launch.

Stocked Fish: Rainbow
Lake Size: 307.9 acres
Elevation: 160 ft.
Boat Launch: Yes (1)
Long Lake
WDFW Access: Yes
Shoreline Access: Good

Long Lake Stocking Reports

Long Lake has been historically stocked with rainbow. The largest rainbow ever stocked is 3.33 lbs. This year so far, there has been 8 stockings of rainbow at an average of 0.43 lbs. In the past, Long Lake stocked tens of thousands of rainbow averaging 0.46 lbs.

Date Quantity Fish
May 17, 2024 1254 Rainbow @ 0.48lbs
May 8, 2024 4869 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs
April 23, 2024 3381 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs
April 22, 2024 3404 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs
April 17, 2024 3410 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
April 8, 2024 3389 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
March 27, 2024 910 Rainbow @ 0.59lbs
March 26, 2024 7175 Rainbow @ 0.39lbs
November 20, 2023 1015 Rainbow @ 1.15lbs
May 31, 2023 2000 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
May 24, 2023 3495 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs
April 19, 2023 6765 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs
April 10, 2023 3381 Rainbow @ 0.41lbs
April 5, 2023 3380 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs
March 28, 2023 3575 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
March 27, 2023 3626 Rainbow @ 0.41lbs
March 22, 2023 770 Rainbow @ 1lbs
November 21, 2022 1010 Rainbow @ 1.28lbs
May 18, 2022 4355 Rainbow @ 0.41lbs
May 9, 2022 2901 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
April 20, 2022 3380 Rainbow @ 0.45lbs
April 13, 2022 3380 Rainbow @ 0.41lbs
April 6, 2022 3382 Rainbow @ 0.41lbs
April 5, 2022 3388 Rainbow @ 0.41lbs
March 23, 2022 770 Rainbow @ 1lbs
March 23, 2022 770 Rainbow @ 1lbs
March 21, 2022 7215 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs
November 22, 2021 1000 Rainbow @ 1.41lbs
May 5, 2021 1000 Rainbow @ 0.37lbs
April 27, 2021 1243 Rainbow @ 0.44lbs
April 26, 2021 7900 Rainbow @ 0.44lbs
April 19, 2021 4522 Rainbow @ 0.44lbs
April 14, 2021 4358 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
April 7, 2021 750 Rainbow @ 1lbs
April 7, 2021 4552 Rainbow @ 0.44lbs
March 26, 2021 7200 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
November 23, 2020 1000 Rainbow @ 1.23lbs
June 5, 2020 711 Rainbow @ 1.11lbs
June 2, 2020 2500 Rainbow @ 0.5lbs
May 18, 2020 3560 Rainbow @ 0.46lbs
May 13, 2020 4000 Rainbow @ 0.48lbs
May 7, 2020 3570 Rainbow @ 0.48lbs
April 24, 2020 3180 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs
April 20, 2020 3000 Rainbow @ 0.39lbs
March 24, 2020 7200 Rainbow @ 0.36lbs
May 3, 2017 4475 Rainbow @ 0.49lbs
April 26, 2017 4350 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
April 19, 2017 5025 Rainbow @ 0.47lbs
April 19, 2017 30 Rainbow @ 3.33lbs
April 12, 2017 4300 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs


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Long Lake Fish Species

Long Lake provides excellent opportunities for yellow perch, rainbow trout and largemouth bass as well as good opportunities for rock bass.


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

Long Lake Fishing Reports

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

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


Long Lake - Largemouth Bass Fishing Tips

At Long Lake, the best time for catching largemouth bass is morning. Anglers also reported success with largemouth bass around evening. Popular baits used include worms and power bait for largemouth bass. Bottom fishing from boat and top fishing from boat are the common and successful methods used at Long Lake to catch largemouth bass.


Long Lake - Rainbow Trout Fishing Tips

The most popular time for catching rainbow trout at Long Lake is morning. Anglers also reported success with rainbow trout around evening. Worms and power eggs are the most common and successful baits used at Long Lake to catch rainbow trout. Anglers often fish by trolling and bottom fishing from shore for rainbow trout.



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Nearby Lakes Similar to Long Lake

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

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Thurston County
0.9 mi. away
162.3 acres
elevation: 182 ft.

Hicks Lake

Stocking:
May 14, 2024 - Rainbow - 2510 @ 0.5lbs
May 13, 2024 - Rainbow - 3010 @ 0.5lbs

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

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

Pattison Lake

Stocking:
May 17, 2024 - Rainbow - 5287 @ 0.48lbs
April 24, 2024 - Rainbow - 7401 @ 0.43lbs

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

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

Somewhat Popular

St. Clair Lake

Stocking:
June 3, 2024 - Rainbow - 656 @ 0.63lbs
May 8, 2024 - Rainbow - 661 @ 0.47lbs

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

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Thurston County
4.6 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 July:
Kokanee Bluegill Rock bass Rainbow trout Largemouth bass Coastal cutthroat trout (resident)

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Thurston County
7.6 mi. away
191.2 acres
elevation: 234 ft.

Offutt Lake

Stocking:
May 6, 2024 - Rainbow - 520 @ 1lbs
April 21, 2024 - Rainbow - 10500 @ 0.5lbs

For July:
Brown trout Yellow perch Rainbow trout Brown bullhead Largemouth bass Coastal cutthroat trout (resident)

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