Lake Kapowsin

Kapowsin Lake is open year-round and offers good fishing opportunity for largemouth bass, black crappie, yellow perch, pumpkinseed sunfish, and rock bass.  The lake is also stocked yearly with rainbow trout to provide a diverse fishing experience.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good
There are walk in fishing areas along Oroville Rd.

WDFW water access areas on this lake

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Pierce
Acreage: 490.20 ac.
Elevation: 585 ft.
Center: 46.972931, -122.227488
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Fishing prospects calendar

Black crappie
  • April: Fair fishing - Second half of month
  • May: Good fishing - All month
  • June: Good fishing - All month
  • July: Good fishing - All month
  • August: Fair fishing - All month
  • September: Good fishing - All month
  • October: Good fishing - First half of month
Rock bass
  • January: Poor fishing - All month
  • February: Poor fishing - All month
  • March: Poor fishing - All month
  • April: Fair fishing - Second half of month
  • May: Fair fishing - All month
  • June: Good fishing - All month
  • July: Good fishing - All month
  • August: Fair fishing - All month
  • September: Good fishing - All month
  • October: Fair fishing - All month
  • November: Poor fishing - All month
  • December: Poor fishing - First half of month
Yellow perch
  • January: Poor fishing - All month
  • February: Poor fishing - All month
  • March: Fair fishing - All month
  • April: Fair fishing - All month
  • May: Good fishing - All month
  • June: Good fishing - All month
  • July: Excellent fishing - All month
  • August: Excellent fishing - All month
  • September: Fair fishing - All month
  • October: Fair fishing - All month
  • November: Poor fishing - All month
  • December: Poor fishing - All month
Bluegill
  • January: Poor fishing - All month
  • February: Poor fishing - All month
  • March: Poor fishing - All month
  • April: Poor fishing - First half of month
  • May: Fair fishing - All month
  • June: Good fishing - All month
  • July: Good fishing - All month
  • August: Good fishing - All month
  • September: Fair fishing - All month
  • October: Fair fishing - First half of month
  • November: Poor fishing - All month
  • December: Poor fishing - All month
Largemouth bass
  • January: Poor fishing - All month
  • February: Poor fishing - All month
  • March: Poor fishing - All month
  • April: Fair fishing - Second half of month
  • May: Good fishing - All month
  • June: Good fishing - All month
  • July: Good fishing - All month
  • August: Fair fishing - All month
  • September: Good fishing - All month
  • October: Poor fishing - Second half of month
  • November: Poor fishing - All month
  • December: Poor fishing - All month
Rainbow trout
  • January: Poor fishing - All month
  • February: Poor fishing - All month
  • March: Poor fishing - First half of month
  • April: Good fishing - Second half of month
  • May: Excellent fishing - All month
  • June: Good fishing - First half of month
  • July: Poor fishing - Second half of month
  • August: Poor fishing - All month
  • September: Poor fishing - First half of month
  • October: Fair fishing - All month
  • November: Fair fishing - All month
  • December: Poor fishing - All month