Fishing at
St. Clair Lake Thurston County


St. Clair Lake is a large freshwater lake located in Thurston County, Washington. At an elevation of 77 ft. and 233.1 acres, it's home to several species of fish, including bluegill, brown trout, yellow perch, black crappie, rainbow trout, channel catfish and largemouth bass. St. Clair Lake provides good shoreline access and a number of boat launches.

Stocked Fish: Rainbow,Cutthroat
Lake Size: 233.1 acres
Elevation: 77 ft.
Boat Launch: Yes (2)
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WDFW Access: Yes
Shoreline Access: Good


St. Clair Lake Stocking Reports

St. Clair Lake has been historically stocked with rainbow and cutthroat. The largest cutthroat ever stocked is 1.43 lbs. This year so far, there has been 10 stockings of rainbow and cutthroat at an average of 0.47 lbs. In the past, St. Clair Lake stocked tens of thousands of rainbow and cutthroat averaging 0.45 lbs.

Date Quantity Fish
May 3, 2022 2250 Rainbow @ 0.5lbs
May 3, 2022 2250 Rainbow @ 0.5lbs
April 25, 2022 2000 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
April 12, 2022 7356 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs
April 12, 2022 3684 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs
April 6, 2022 760 Rainbow @ 1lbs
April 5, 2022 3670 Rainbow @ 0.41lbs
March 16, 2022 6050 Rainbow @ 0.45lbs
March 16, 2022 6050 Rainbow @ 0.45lbs
January 5, 2022 395 Cutthroat @ 1.43lbs
November 18, 2021 494 Rainbow @ 0.77lbs
May 12, 2021 5000 Rainbow @ 0.38lbs
April 22, 2021 3672 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs
April 15, 2021 3670 Rainbow @ 0.44lbs
April 12, 2021 750 Rainbow @ 1lbs
April 7, 2021 3678 Rainbow @ 0.44lbs
March 23, 2021 6000 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
March 23, 2021 6000 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
November 17, 2020 450 Rainbow @ 0.83lbs
June 5, 2020 630 Rainbow @ 1.11lbs
June 2, 2020 2500 Rainbow @ 0.5lbs
May 14, 2020 5577 Rainbow @ 0.45lbs
May 8, 2020 3500 Rainbow @ 0.48lbs
April 28, 2020 3000 Rainbow @ 0.45lbs
April 21, 2020 3500 Rainbow @ 0.39lbs
March 24, 2020 6075 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
May 25, 2017 1200 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
May 3, 2017 2260 Rainbow @ 0.5lbs
May 1, 2017 3080 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
April 12, 2017 2496 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
April 7, 2017 750 Rainbow @ 1lbs
April 3, 2017 2700 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
March 23, 2017 4400 Rainbow @ 0.45lbs
March 21, 2017 2222 Rainbow @ 0.45lbs
May 9, 2016 3100 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
April 27, 2016 4200 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
April 12, 2016 750 Rainbow @ 1lbs
April 4, 2016 2750 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
March 21, 2016 4500 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
March 11, 2016 4625 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs


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St. Clair Lake Fish Species

St. Clair Lake provides excellent opportunities for rainbow trout as well as good opportunities for channel catfish. There is also a chance to catch bluegill, brown trout, yellow perch, black crappie 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
Channel catfish
Largemouth bass

St. Clair Lake Fishing Reports

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


St. Clair Lake - Largemouth Bass Fishing Tips

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


St. Clair Lake - Rainbow Trout Fishing Tips

The most popular time for catching rainbow trout at St. Clair Lake is morning. Anglers also reported success with rainbow trout around afternoon. Worms and power bait are the most common and successful baits used at St. Clair 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 St. Clair Lake

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

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254.6 acres
elevation: 162 ft.

Pattison Lake

Stocking:
June 15, 2022 - Rainbow - 1000 @ 0.5lbs
May 18, 2022 - Rainbow - 4450 @ 0.41lbs

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

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

Somewhat Popular

Long Lake

Stocking:
May 18, 2022 - Rainbow - 4355 @ 0.41lbs
May 9, 2022 - Rainbow - 2901 @ 0.42lbs

For July:
Rock bass Yellow perch Rainbow trout Largemouth bass

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

Hicks Lake

Stocking:
May 18, 2022 - Rainbow - 2095 @ 0.41lbs
May 10, 2022 - Rainbow - 3017 @ 0.43lbs

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

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

Chambers Lake

For July:
Yellow perch Channel catfish Largemouth bass

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

Somewhat Popular

Ward Lake

Stocking:
May 9, 2022 - Rainbow - 2641 @ 0.42lbs
April 19, 2022 - Rainbow - 2024 @ 0.45lbs

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

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