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
Apr 24, 2019 Rainbow 2,009 2.27 EELLS SPRINGS
May 8, 2018 Rainbow 1,300 2.5 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 23, 2018 Rainbow 2,000 2.1 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
May 25, 2017 Rainbow 1,375 2.5 LAKEWOOD HATCHERY
Apr 11, 2017 Rainbow 70 0.94 TROUT LODGE COMMERCIAL
Apr 11, 2017 Rainbow 2,071 2.4 CHAMBERS CR HATCHERY
May 4, 2016 Rainbow 1,544 2 CHAMBERS CR HATCHERY
Apr 14, 2016 Rainbow 108 0.67 TROUT LODGE COMMERCIAL
Apr 12, 2016 Rainbow 2,178 2.2 LAKEWOOD HATCHERY
May 6, 2015 Rainbow 100 2.5 PUYALLUP HATCHERY

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