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
May 23, 2023 Rainbow 200 0.84 LAKEWOOD HATCHERY
May 23, 2023 Rainbow 945 2.1 CHAMBERS CR HATCHERY
Apr 14, 2023 Rainbow 2,525 2.44 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 14, 2023 Rainbow 70 0.2 EELLS SPRINGS
Mar 29, 2023 Rainbow 813 2.5 EELLS SPRINGS
Nov 21, 2022 Rainbow 400 1.66 LAKEWOOD HATCHERY
Jun 8, 2022 Rainbow 1,000 2.5 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
May 26, 2022 Rainbow 1,098 1.8 CHAMBERS CR HATCHERY
May 26, 2022 Rainbow 300 0.9 LAKEWOOD HATCHERY
Apr 25, 2022 Rainbow 1,030 1.9 CHAMBERS CR 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

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