Carney Lake

The Carney Lake fishing season is open the fourth Saturday in April through October 31. Carney is stocked with 8-12" rainbow trout and brown trout fry that also contribute to angler harvest.

The WDFW access has a gravel ramp and toilet facilities. Internal combustion engines are prohibited.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Good shoreline access at boat ramp

Species you might catch

Lake information

Counties: Pierce, Kitsap
Acreage: 38.30 ac.
Elevation: 354 ft.
Center: 47.403298, -122.760955
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: CARNEY LK (PIER/KITS)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
May 17, 2024 Rainbow 1,028 2.25 CHAMBERS CR HATCHERY
Apr 23, 2024 Rainbow 2,002 2.4 CHAMBERS CR HATCHERY
May 16, 2023 Rainbow 1,000 2.1 CHAMBERS CR HATCHERY
Apr 10, 2023 Rainbow 2,025 2.5 CHAMBERS CR HATCHERY
May 27, 2022 Rainbow 684 1.8 CHAMBERS CR HATCHERY
Apr 13, 2022 Rainbow 2,000 1.9 CHAMBERS CR HATCHERY
May 4, 2021 Rainbow 1,300 2.7 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Apr 16, 2021 Rainbow 2,016 2.4 CHAMBERS CR HATCHERY
Apr 30, 2020 Rainbow 2,001 2.3 CHAMBERS CR HATCHERY
May 15, 2019 Rainbow 1,314 2.19 EELLS SPRINGS

Fishing prospects calendar

Rainbow trout

Fishing success for Rainbow Trout is generally best in the spring when thousands of fish are stocked statewide, but they can be caught year-round in most waters with a little patience and persistence. Success remains high into June and gradually declines as water temperatures increase and fish move offshore to stay cool. Fish that escaped the spring harvest return to the nearshore areas in the fall as waters cool off. Some waters may also be stocked again in the fall further boosting catch rates.
Chart showing fishing prospects throughout the calendar year