Chambers Lake

Chambers Lake is a shallow weedy lake (actually two lakes connected by a non-navigable canal). Historically an attempt has been made to control aquatic vegetation with stocked grass carp, but none have been stocked since 2002. The lake is open year-round and offers good to fair fishing for naturally reproducing largemouth bass, yellow perch, brown bullhead catfish, and stocked channel catfish.  A relatively shallow lake, Chambers offers good opportunity for warm water "site-fishing".   Bag and size limits are set according to statewide regulations.

The WDFW access, which is operated and maintained by Thurston County Parks, has a boat launch and two toilets.  There is some shoreline access along the Chehalis-Western trail.  Internal combustion engines are prohibited.  

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - There is limited bank access on the Chehalis Western trail.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Thurston
Acreage: 53.20 ac.
Elevation: 203 ft.
Center: 47.025949, -122.841233
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: CHAMBERS LK (THUR)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Nov 7, 2000 Channel Catfish 218 2 MESEBERG HATCHERY
Nov 9, 1999 Channel Catfish 31 0.5 COLUMBIA BASIN HATCHERY

Fishing prospects calendar

Largemouth bass

Fishing improves throughout the spring as waters warm and fish move onshore, peaking during the spawn. Summer is a slight lull though dawn/dusk hours can be very good. Catch improves in Fall as waters cool, vegetation begins to die back, and prey becomes more available. Winter is the hardest time because fish are offshore and slow moving.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year

Yellow perch

Yellow Perch can be caught year-round. Fishing is best in the summer after they finish spawning in April-May. Fish can be readily angled through the summer from both the shore and boat. Catch begins to decline in the fall as water temperatures cool and fish move offshore forcing anglers to pursue them in boats. Successful fishing for Yellow Perch in the winter involves either targeting schools in deep water from boats or through the ice.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year

Channel catfish

Fishing improves throughout the spring, peaking before the spawning period in June and July. Fishing may pick up in early Fall, followed by a decrease in action as waters cool. Winter is a difficult time to target this species.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year