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
May 24, 2017 Rainbow 4,000 2 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
May 23, 2017 Rainbow 650 2.5 LAKEWOOD HATCHERY
Mar 21, 2017 Rainbow 2,266 2.2 LAKEWOOD HATCHERY
Mar 14, 2017 Rainbow 2,200 2.2 LAKEWOOD HATCHERY
Mar 10, 2016 Rainbow 4,960 2.5 CHAMBERS CR HATCHERY
Mar 20, 2015 Rainbow 5,067 1.8 LAKEWOOD HATCHERY
Apr 3, 2014 Rainbow 5,000 2.46 COLUMBIA BASIN HATCHERY
Apr 9, 2013 Rainbow 5,000 2.5 COLUMBIA BASIN HATCHERY
Apr 5, 2012 Rainbow 98 0.7 TROUT LODGE COMMERCIAL
Mar 21, 2012 Rainbow 3,250 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