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
Mar 20, 2012 Rainbow 1,250 2.5 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Mar 20, 2012 Rainbow 1,250 2.5 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Mar 6, 2012 Rainbow 4,000 2.5 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Apr 19, 2011 Rainbow 2,000 2.6 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Apr 18, 2011 Rainbow 2,000 3 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Apr 11, 2011 Rainbow 100 0.67 TROUT LODGE COMMERCIAL
Mar 21, 2011 Rainbow 5,000 3 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Apr 18, 2010 Rainbow 437 0.56 LAKEWOOD HATCHERY
Apr 6, 2009 Rainbow 98 0.67 TROUT LODGE COMMERCIAL
May 12, 2008 Rainbow 96 0.6 TROUT LODGE COMMERCIAL

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