Fishing at
Skookumchuck Reservoir Thurston County


Skookumchuck Reservoir is a large freshwater lake located in Thurston County, Washington. At an elevation of 481 ft. and 552.1 acres, it's home to a couple species of fish, including rainbow trout and coastal cutthroat trout (resident). Skookumchuck Reservoir provides good shoreline access.

Stocked Fish: SH,Steelhead,SKOOKUMCHUCK HATCHERY
Lake Size: 552.1 acres
Elevation: 481 ft.
Boat Launch: None
Shoreline Access: Good

Skookumchuck Reservoir Stocking Reports

Skookumchuck Reservoir has been historically stocked with SH, steelhead and skookumchuck hatchery. The largest sh ever stocked is 10 lbs. In the past, Skookumchuck Reservoir stocked hundreds of SH, steelhead and skookumchuck hatchery averaging 10 lbs.

Date Quantity Fish
March 9, 2022 6 SH @ 10lbs
March 2, 2022 3 SH @ 10lbs
February 9, 2022 1 SH @ 10lbs
April 13, 2021 2 Steelhead @ 10lbs
April 13, 2021 2 Steelhead @ 10lbs
April 13, 2021 2 Steelhead @ 10lbs
April 13, 2021 2 SKOOKUMCHUCK HATCHERY @ 10lbs
April 7, 2021 2 SKOOKUMCHUCK HATCHERY @ 10lbs
April 7, 2021 2 Steelhead @ 10lbs
April 7, 2021 2 Steelhead @ 10lbs
April 7, 2021 2 Steelhead @ 10lbs
March 31, 2021 6 SKOOKUMCHUCK HATCHERY @ 10lbs
March 31, 2021 6 Steelhead @ 10lbs
March 31, 2021 6 Steelhead @ 10lbs
March 31, 2021 6 Steelhead @ 10lbs
March 24, 2021 2 Steelhead @ 10lbs
March 24, 2021 2 SKOOKUMCHUCK HATCHERY @ 10lbs
March 24, 2021 2 Steelhead @ 10lbs
March 24, 2021 2 Steelhead @ 10lbs


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Skookumchuck Reservoir Map

Skookumchuck Reservoir Fish Species

Skookumchuck Reservoir provides good opportunities for rainbow trout and coastal cutthroat trout (resident).


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Rainbow trout
Coastal cutthroat trout (resident)

Skookumchuck Reservoir Fishing Reports

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

Anglers reported the most success with steelhead. Coho salmon is also a popular species to fish for at Skookumchuck Reservoir.

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


Skookumchuck Reservoir - Steelhead Fishing Tips

At Skookumchuck Reservoir, the best time for catching steelhead is morning. Anglers also reported success with steelhead around afternoon. Popular baits used include attractor and fish eggs for steelhead. Drift fishing and float fishing are the common and successful methods used at Skookumchuck Reservoir to catch steelhead.


Skookumchuck Reservoir - Coho Salmon Fishing Tips

The most popular time for catching coho salmon at Skookumchuck Reservoir is morning. Anglers also reported success with coho salmon around afternoon. Anglers often fish by drift fishing and casting for coho salmon.



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