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Wapato Lake

Wapato Lake is open to juveniles only (under 15 years old) and is open all year to fishing. While listed in Fishing in Washington sport fish regulations pamphlet, be sure to check with Tacoma Metro Parks  as they regulate access to this urban lake, due to water quality issues. The lake is typically stocked with rainbow trout prior to Tacoma School Districts spring break and summer vacation.

 


Fishing Prospects Calendar

 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rainbow troutPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - 2nd half of monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - 1st half of monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - 1st half of monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - 1st half of monthPoor fishing - All month
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Fishing Expectation

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Excellent Good Good Fair Fair Poor Poor
Type of Opportunity Full Month Full month 1st half of month only 1st half only 2nd half of month only 2nd half only No opportunity No opportunity

Lake Information

Pierce County
Lake Acreage: 26.5
Elevation: 323 feet
Westside Washington

Lake Management Type
Mixed species - Trout emphasis

Sport Fishing Regulations & Seasons

Emergency Rule Updates
Fishing closures and openings happen constantly throughout the year. The E-Rules keep you up-to-date.


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This feature shows the general location of the selected body of water. Directions may not include routes to boat launches or other water access sites. Check below for access sites or read the description for specific access information. Please do not trespass on private property.
Two-Pole Fishing NOT allowed

Special Fishing Restrictions

  • Juvenile or Disability w/Reduced Fee License Only for this lake

Access Sites / Boat Ramps on this Lake

No site or ramp information available.

Fish Plants & Stocking Reports