American Lake is open year-round and offers good harvest opportunities for stocked rainbow trout and kokanee. The lake also supports naturally reproducing populations of yellow perch, brown bullhead catfish, rock bass, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and coastal cutthroat. American Lake has some of the better yellow perch fishing in the Pierce County area.
WDFW boat ramp has a two-lane concrete plank ramp and vault toilets, while two county parks provide access, bank fishing and toilets. Private and military resort facilities are also available.
See Washington State Parks website for ADA accessibility information.
Two-pole fishing is allowed
Shoreline access: Good - The WDFW access area has a large area for shore based fishing. There area also a few county parks that allow fishing.WDFW water access areas on this lake
Species you might catch
Acreage: 1091.30 ac.
Elevation: 238 ft.
Center: 47.13287, -122.562286
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Catchable fish plants
|Stock Date||Species||Number Released||Number of Fish Per Pound||Facility|
|Nov 18, 2021||Rainbow||988||1.3||LAKEWOOD HATCHERY|
|May 27, 2021||Rainbow||1,716||2.6||CHAMBERS CR HATCHERY|
|May 26, 2021||Rainbow||3,500||2.5||PUYALLUP HATCHERY|
|May 8, 2021||Rainbow||350||1||LAKEWOOD HATCHERY|
|Mar 29, 2021||Rainbow||10,000||2.4||CHAMBERS CR HATCHERY|
|Nov 24, 2020||Rainbow||1,560||1.2||LAKEWOOD HATCHERY|
|Jun 1, 2020||Rainbow||500||2.2||CHAMBERS CR HATCHERY|
|May 18, 2020||Rainbow||3,534||1.9||WHITEHORSE POND|
|Apr 22, 2020||Rainbow||3,512||2.54||EELLS SPRINGS|
|Mar 25, 2020||Rainbow||10,000||2.5||CHAMBERS CR HATCHERY|