Fishing at
Summit Lake Thurston County


Summit Lake is a large freshwater lake located in Thurston County, Washington. At an elevation of 459 ft. and 511.2 acres, it's home to several species of fish, including kokanee, yellow perch, rainbow trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and coastal cutthroat trout (resident). Summit Lake provides good shoreline access and a boat launch.

Stocked Fish: Rainbow
Lake Size: 511.2 acres
Elevation: 459 ft.
Boat Launch: Yes (1)
Summit Lake
Shoreline Access: Good


Summit Lake Stocking Reports

Summit 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 0.5 lbs. In the past, Summit Lake stocked tens of thousands of rainbow averaging 0.45 lbs.

Date Quantity Fish
August 18, 2022 1206 Rainbow @ 0.86lbs
June 6, 2022 4360 Rainbow @ 0.5lbs
May 20, 2022 3000 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs
May 17, 2022 7000 Rainbow @ 0.48lbs
April 20, 2022 6589 Rainbow @ 0.45lbs
April 14, 2022 500 Rainbow @ 1lbs
April 14, 2022 500 Rainbow @ 1lbs
April 13, 2022 3500 Rainbow @ 0.41lbs
May 20, 2021 3758 Rainbow @ 0.46lbs
April 22, 2021 3753 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs
April 19, 2021 4300 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
April 16, 2021 500 Rainbow @ 1lbs
April 12, 2021 3220 Rainbow @ 0.44lbs
May 28, 2020 5000 Rainbow @ 0.5lbs
May 14, 2020 5000 Rainbow @ 0.45lbs
May 1, 2020 5000 Rainbow @ 0.45lbs
July 31, 2017 150 Rainbow @ 0.59lbs
July 26, 2017 150 Rainbow @ 0.59lbs
May 8, 2017 5014 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs
May 1, 2017 5103 Rainbow @ 0.48lbs
April 24, 2017 4000 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
April 20, 2017 8035 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
April 20, 2017 50 Rainbow @ 3.33lbs
April 18, 2017 4090 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
April 18, 2017 20 Rainbow @ 3.33lbs
April 17, 2017 423 Rainbow @ 1.06lbs
April 17, 2017 3 Rainbow @ 3.33lbs
April 12, 2017 4005 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs
April 11, 2017 4009 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
April 7, 2017 4275 Rainbow @ 0.36lbs
May 2, 2016 5010 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
April 27, 2016 5000 Rainbow @ 0.45lbs
April 20, 2016 2300 Rainbow @ 0.41lbs
April 16, 2016 5994 Rainbow @ 0.37lbs
April 15, 2016 3120 Rainbow @ 0.38lbs
April 14, 2016 3375 Rainbow @ 0.37lbs
April 13, 2016 5798 Rainbow @ 0.38lbs
April 12, 2016 3055 Rainbow @ 0.38lbs
April 9, 2016 3415 Rainbow @ 0.37lbs
April 8, 2016 3159 Rainbow @ 0.37lbs
March 29, 2016 650 Rainbow @ 1.67lbs


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Summit Lake Map



Summit Lake Fish Species

Summit Lake provides excellent opportunities for kokanee, yellow perch, rainbow trout and smallmouth bass. There is also a chance to catch largemouth bass and coastal cutthroat trout (resident) throughout the year.


January February March April May June July August September October November December
Kokanee
Yellow perch
Rainbow trout
Largemouth bass
Smallmouth bass
Coastal cutthroat trout (resident)

Summit Lake Fishing Reports

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

Anglers reported the most success with kokanee. Rainbow trout is also a popular species to fish for at Summit Lake.


Summit Lake - Kokanee Fishing Tips

At Summit Lake, the best time for catching kokanee is morning. Anglers also reported success with kokanee around noon. Popular baits used include corn and worms for kokanee. Trolling are the common and successful methods used at Summit Lake to catch kokanee.


Summit Lake - Rainbow Trout Fishing Tips

The most popular time for catching rainbow trout at Summit Lake is morning. Anglers also reported success with rainbow trout around noon. Corn and worms are the most common and successful baits used at Summit Lake to catch rainbow trout. Anglers often fish by trolling and bottom fishing from boat for rainbow trout.


Summit Lake - Smallmouth Bass Fishing Tips

At Summit Lake, the best time for catching smallmouth bass is morning. Anglers also reported success with smallmouth bass around noon. Bottom fishing from boat are the common and successful methods used at Summit Lake to catch smallmouth bass.




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For December:
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For December:
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For December:
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Thurston County
14.5 mi. away
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Hicks Lake

Stocking:
May 18, 2022 - Rainbow - 2095 @ 0.41lbs
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For December:
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