Hicks Lake is open from the fourth Saturday in April through October 31. Harvest opportunity should be good for nine- to 13- inch stocked rainbow trout with 16 inch rainbows stocked annually. The lake has also been periodically stocked with brown trout. In addition to trout the lake also supports naturally reproducing populations of black crappie, bluegill, largemouth bass, yellow perch, rock bass, and brown bullhead catfish. The bluegill and yellow perch provide good fishing in mid to late summer. Wanschers Community Park provides good shoreline access.
The WDFW access provides a boat launch and two toilets.
Two-pole fishing is allowed
Shoreline access: Good - Shoreline access at public boat launch and Wanschers park on the west shore.
Species you might catch
Acreage: 162.30 ac.
Elevation: 182 ft.
Center: 47.021219, -122.799698
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Catchable fish plants
|Stock Date||Species||Number Released||Number of Fish Per Pound||Facility|
|Jun 6, 2023||Rainbow||2,000||2.5||PUYALLUP HATCHERY|
|May 23, 2023||Rainbow||2,005||2.4||EELLS SPRINGS|
|Apr 19, 2023||Rainbow||1,240||1||LAKEWOOD HATCHERY|
|Apr 19, 2023||Rainbow||5,100||2.5||EELLS SPRINGS|
|Apr 17, 2023||Rainbow||1,260||1||LAKEWOOD HATCHERY|
|May 18, 2022||Rainbow||2,095||2.42||EELLS SPRINGS|
|May 10, 2022||Rainbow||3,017||2.33||EELLS SPRINGS|
|Apr 19, 2022||Rainbow||1,050||1||LAKEWOOD HATCHERY|
|Apr 19, 2022||Rainbow||2,541||2.2||EELLS SPRINGS|
|Apr 18, 2022||Rainbow||1,250||1||LAKEWOOD HATCHERY|