Lake Tapps is currently open year-round, including the intake canal to within 400 feet of the screen at Dingle Basin. The lake offers very good opportunities for largemouth and smallmouth bass as well as tiger muskies. There is also good fishing for yellow perch and black crappie. Anglers are reminded that all tiger muskies less than 50 inches must be released.
Water access is provided at Lake Tapps North Park (Pierce County) on the northeast shore, which provides a boat ramp, bathrooms, and plenty of bank access. Also, the city of Bonney Lake provides a launch and docks along the western shore at Allan Yorke Park.
The lake's water level is normally down throughout the winter and early spring, which may limit boat access. There remains limited shoreline access at the public access sites.
Two-pole fishing is allowed
Shoreline access: Good - There are a lot of houses around the lake, but there is very good shore access at Lake Tapps North Park.
Species you might catch
Acreage: 2433.10 ac.
Elevation: 546 ft.
Center: 47.214209, -122.169187
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Catchable fish plants
|Stock Date||Species||Number Released||Number of Fish Per Pound||Facility|
|May 17, 2021||Tiger Muskie||1,200||2||MESEBERG HATCHERY|
|May 19, 2020||Tiger Muskie||1,200||3||MESEBERG HATCHERY|
|May 14, 2019||Tiger Muskie||850||2.3||MESEBERG HATCHERY|
|May 15, 2018||Tiger Muskie||594||3||MESEBERG HATCHERY|
|May 16, 2017||Tiger Muskie||613||2.46||MESEBERG HATCHERY|
|May 6, 2014||Tiger Muskie||1,300||2.4||MESEBERG HATCHERY|
|May 6, 2013||Tiger Muskie||1,400||2.5||MESEBERG HATCHERY|
|May 2, 2012||Tiger Muskie||1,005||2.3||MESEBERG HATCHERY|
|May 2, 2011||Tiger Muskie||1,150||2.2||MESEBERG HATCHERY|
|May 3, 2010||Tiger Muskie||1,100||2.8||MESEBERG HATCHERY|