Lake Bradley

2024 Trout Derby

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Lake Bradley is open year round only for juvenile anglers, senior anglers, and anglers with a
disability who possess a designated harvester companion card. This lake is stocked annually with hatchery rainbow trout and also supports naturally reproducing populations of largemouth bass, black crappie, yellow perch, and brown bullhead catfish. Please check the Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet for special rule restrictions.

Two-pole fishing is NOT allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Good shoreline access

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Pierce
Acreage: 9.00 ac.
Elevation: 439 ft.
Center: 47.161091, -122.284218
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: BRADLEY LK (PIER)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Jun 12, 2024 Rainbow 1,500 2 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Apr 16, 2024 Rainbow 1,000 2.6 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Apr 15, 2024 Rainbow 1,500 2.5 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Mar 15, 2024 Rainbow 2,000 2.6 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Dec 26, 2023 Rainbow 200 1 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Nov 14, 2023 Rainbow 406 1.4 LAKEWOOD HATCHERY
Jun 12, 2023 Rainbow 800 2.5 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
May 16, 2023 Rainbow 1,500 2.5 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Apr 19, 2023 Rainbow 2,500 2.6 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Apr 11, 2023 Rainbow 1,000 3 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

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

Black crappie

Fishing improves throughout the Spring, peaking during the spawn. Summer is a slight lull, while Fall sees an improvement as waters cool, vegetation dies back, and prey becomes more available. During winter, the bite is slower, but anglers can have great success fishing through the ice when conditions are safe.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year

Brown bullhead

Fishing improves throughout the spring, peaking before the spawning period in May and June. 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