Lake Whitman

Lake Whitman is currently open year round and offers good harvest opportunity for stocked rainbow trout.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Shoreline access is limited, but accessible

WDFW water access areas on this lake

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Pierce
Acreage: 29.40 ac.
Elevation: 609 ft.
Center: 46.963023, -122.257368
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: LK WHITMAN (PIER)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Mar 30, 2022 Rainbow 2,000 2.5 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Mar 31, 2021 Rainbow 2,000 2.6 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Apr 23, 2020 Rainbow 2,034 2.26 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 10, 2019 Rainbow 2,000 2.5 EELLS SPRINGS
Mar 22, 2018 Rainbow 2,000 2.5 EELLS SPRINGS
Mar 22, 2017 Rainbow 1,800 2.5 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Mar 14, 2016 Rainbow 2,000 2.5 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Mar 25, 2015 Rainbow 2,000 2.5 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Mar 25, 2014 Rainbow 2,000 2.5 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Mar 26, 2013 Rainbow 2,000 2.5 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

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