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.
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 21, 2022||Rainbow||3,353||1.66||LAKEWOOD HATCHERY|
|Oct 12, 2022||Rainbow||425||0.43||LAKEWOOD HATCHERY|
|May 13, 2022||Rainbow||2,500||1.85||CHAMBERS CR HATCHERY|
|May 4, 2022||Rainbow||2,500||2.5||PUYALLUP HATCHERY|
|Apr 26, 2022||Rainbow||4,500||2.5||PUYALLUP HATCHERY|
|Mar 22, 2022||Rainbow||3,458||2.4||CHAMBERS CR HATCHERY|
|Mar 22, 2022||Rainbow||3,333||2.1||CHAMBERS CR HATCHERY|
|Mar 17, 2022||Rainbow||3,361||2.4||CHAMBERS CR HATCHERY|
|Nov 18, 2021||Rainbow||988||1.3||LAKEWOOD HATCHERY|
|May 27, 2021||Rainbow||1,716||2.6||CHAMBERS CR HATCHERY|