Steilacoom Lake

Steilacoom Lake is open year round and offers good harvest opportunity on stocked Rainbow Trout.

The City of Lakewood owns and operates Edgewater Park  which offers a primitive boat ramp, shore fishing access, and parking.


Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Good shoreline access at the City of Lakewood Edgewater Park

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Pierce
Acreage: 306.20 ac.
Elevation: 213 ft.
Center: 47.161412, -122.531473
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: STEILACOOM LK (PIER)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Apr 16, 2024 Rainbow 1,100 2.7 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Mar 26, 2024 Rainbow 5,000 2.5 CHAMBERS CR HATCHERY
Apr 14, 2023 Rainbow 5,100 3 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Mar 20, 2023 Rainbow 5,000 2.47 CHAMBERS CR HATCHERY
Mar 17, 2022 Rainbow 5,002 2.4 CHAMBERS CR HATCHERY
Mar 31, 2021 Rainbow 1,160 2.4 CHAMBERS CR HATCHERY
Mar 23, 2021 Rainbow 3,900 2.4 CHAMBERS CR HATCHERY
Mar 17, 2020 Rainbow 6,000 2.5 CHAMBERS CR HATCHERY
Mar 27, 2019 Rainbow 5,000 2.5 CHAMBERS CR HATCHERY
Mar 27, 2018 Rainbow 5,000 2.5 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