Holm Lake

Sometimes called Nielsen Lake, Holm is midway between Auburn and Black Diamond. The primary fishing opportunities are Rainbow Trout (stocked) and Largemouth Bass. A boat ramp, limited parking, and pit toilet are available at a small WDFW access area that is located at the lake's south end off SE Lake Holm Road. Internal combustion motors are prohibited by a local ordinance.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - WDFW boat ramp only

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: King
Acreage: 19.90 ac.
Elevation: 401 ft.
Center: 47.302913, -122.126733
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: HOLM LK (KING)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
May 6, 2024 Rainbow 2,500 2.5 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
May 3, 2023 Rainbow 1,700 2.5 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Apr 28, 2022 Rainbow 1,700 2.5 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Apr 12, 2021 Rainbow 1,600 3 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Apr 28, 2020 Rainbow 1,700 2.5 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Apr 18, 2019 Rainbow 1,745 2.44 EELLS SPRINGS
May 1, 2018 Rainbow 1,800 2.6 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Apr 20, 2017 Rainbow 1,700 2 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
May 5, 2016 Rainbow 1,700 2.5 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Oct 22, 2015 Steelhead 1,500 2 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

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