McIntosh Lake

McIntosh Lake is open Year-Round and offers good opportunity for stocked rainbow trout with additional opportunity for 1 lb jumbos. The lake also supports naturally reproducing populations of yellow perch, largemouth bass, and brown bullhead catfish.

A WDFW access with boat launch and two toilets is available on the north side of the lake. There is also excellect shore access from the Yelm-Tenino Trail (Thurston County Rails-to-Trails) that runs along the south side of the lake.  See Washington State Parks  website.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good
Shore access is limited to WDFW access area.

WDFW water access areas on this lake

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Thurston
Acreage: 109.60 ac.
Elevation: 334 ft.
Center: 46.866594, -122.76761
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Fishing prospects calendar

Rainbow trout
  • April: Excellent fishing - Second half of month
  • May: Excellent fishing - All month
  • June: Excellent fishing - All month
  • July: Fair fishing - All month
  • August: Good fishing - All month
  • September: Good fishing - All month
  • October: Good fishing - All month
Largemouth bass
  • April: Fair fishing - Second half of month
  • May: Good fishing - All month
  • June: Good fishing - All month
  • July: Good fishing - All month
  • August: Good fishing - All month
  • September: Good fishing - All month
  • October: Fair fishing - First half of month
Yellow perch
  • April: Fair fishing - Second half of month
  • May: Good fishing - All month
  • June: Good fishing - All month
  • July: Good fishing - All month
  • August: Good fishing - All month
  • September: Good fishing - All month
  • October: Fair fishing - First half of month