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: None
Lake Size: 552.1 acres
Elevation: 481 ft.
Boat Launch: None
Shoreline Access: Good


Skookumchuck Reservoir Stocking Reports

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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.


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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For December:
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Thurston County
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Offutt Lake

Stocking:
November 21, 2022 - Rainbow - 1010 @ 1.28lbs
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For December:
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Pierce County
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April 14, 2022 - Rainbow - 1350 @ 0.41lbs

For December:
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Thurston County
14.5 mi. away
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Somewhat Popular

St. Clair Lake

Stocking:
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For December:
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