Long's Pond

Long's Pond is a juveniles-only (age 14 and under) water and has a year-round open fishing season. The lake is planted prior to the Olympia School Districts spring break and again before the summer vacation with rainbow trout. A few sunfish, largemouth bass, yellow perch and carp are also available.

Two-pole fishing is NOT allowed

Special fishing restrictions:

  • Open for juvenile anglers, senior anglers and anglers with a disability who possess a designated harvester companion card only.

Shoreline access: Good - Woodland Creek community Park provides good shore access and a fishing dock

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Thurston
Acreage: 8.90 ac.
Elevation: 158 ft.
Center: 47.039336, -122.791497
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: LONGS PD (THUR)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Jun 12, 2024 Rainbow 1,000 2 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
May 6, 2024 Rainbow 300 1 LAKEWOOD HATCHERY
Apr 19, 2024 Rainbow 10 0.39 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 19, 2024 Rainbow 1,800 2.4 CHAMBERS CR HATCHERY
Apr 19, 2024 Rainbow 2,009 2.35 EELLS SPRINGS
Release Location: LONG LK (THUR)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
May 17, 2024 Rainbow 1,254 29 EELLS SPRINGS
May 8, 2024 Rainbow 4,869 2.33 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 23, 2024 Rainbow 3,381 2.34 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 22, 2024 Rainbow 3,404 2.3 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 17, 2024 Rainbow 3,410 2.36 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

Yellow perch

Yellow Perch can be caught year-round. Fishing is best in the summer after they finish spawning in April-May. Fish can be readily angled through the summer from both the shore and boat. Catch begins to decline in the fall as water temperatures cool and fish move offshore forcing anglers to pursue them in boats. Successful fishing for Yellow Perch in the winter involves either targeting schools in deep water from boats or through the ice.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year


Bluegill can be caught year-round, but fishing is best in the warm months of Summer. Fishing improves throughout the spring, peaking during the spawn in early-Summer. Fish move offshore into deeper waters through the fall as water temperatures cool making it more difficult to target them. Winter is the most difficult season in which to catch Bluegill, but persistent anglers can find them in schools of like-sized fish offshore.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year