Black Lake

Black Lake has a year-round open season. This large lake is close to the City of Olympia and offers a great opportunity to get away from the fast pace of the Captial City and enjoy some excellent fishing opportunity.   The lake is stocked with Rainbow Trout in  fall and spring and supports naturally reproducing Coastal Cutthroat Trout.  The lake also supports populations of Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch, Black Crappie, and Brown Bullhead.  The WDFW access has a boat launch and two toilets. Two private resorts offer ramps, fishing docks, and shore  access.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good
There is public shore access at the Black Lake boat launch as well as Kenneydell Park.

Species you might catch

County: Thurston
Acreage: 573.70 ac.
Elevation: 134 ft.
Center: 46.98279, -122.981409
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Fishing prospects calendar

Largemouth bass
  • April: Fair fishing - Second half of month
  • May: Good fishing - All month
  • June: Good fishing - All month
  • July: Good fishing - All month
  • August: Fair fishing - Second half of month
  • September: Good fishing - Second half of month
  • October: Fair fishing - All month
Rainbow trout
  • April: Excellent fishing - All month
  • May: Excellent fishing - All month
  • June: Excellent fishing - All month
  • July: Good fishing - All month
  • August: Fair fishing - All month
  • September: Fair fishing - All month
  • October: Excellent fishing - All month
  • November: Good fishing - All month
  • December: Good fishing - All month
Smallmouth bass
  • April: Fair fishing - Second half of month
  • May: Good fishing - All month
  • June: Good fishing - All month
  • July: Good fishing - All month
  • August: Fair fishing - Second half of month
  • September: Good fishing - Second half of month
  • October: Fair fishing - All month