Florence Lake

Florence Lake is open year round and offers good harvest opportunity for stocked rainbow trout and brown trout. The lake also supports naturally reproducing populations of largemouth bass and bluegill sunfish.

There is an undeveloped boat ramp on the north shore, in Lowell Johnson County Park.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Limited shoreline access

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Pierce
Acreage: 64.90 ac.
Elevation: 200 ft.
Center: 47.167228, -122.687371
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: FLORENCE LK (PIER)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Apr 20, 2023 Rainbow 4,000 2.6 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Apr 26, 2022 Rainbow 2,000 2.5 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Apr 19, 2022 Rainbow 2,000 1.9 CHAMBERS CR HATCHERY
May 26, 2021 Rainbow 1,500 2.6 CHAMBERS CR HATCHERY
Apr 7, 2021 Rainbow 2,500 2.4 CHAMBERS CR HATCHERY
Apr 28, 2020 Rainbow 3,956 2.3 CHAMBERS CR HATCHERY
Apr 9, 2019 Rainbow 4,000 2.5 CHAMBERS CR HATCHERY
Apr 9, 2018 Rainbow 3,000 2.5 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Apr 18, 2017 Rainbow 3,600 2.4 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Apr 7, 2016 Rainbow 4,136 2.2 LAKEWOOD 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

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


Bluegill can be caught year-round, but fishing is best in the warm months of Summer. Fishing improves throughout the spring, peaking during the spawn in early-Summer. Fish move offshore into deeper waters through the fall as water temperatures cool making it more difficult to target them. Winter is the most difficult season in which to catch Bluegill, but persistent anglers can find them in schools of like-sized fish offshore.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year