Tanwax Lake

2020 Trout Derby

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Tanwax Lake is open Year-Round and offers good opportunity to harvest hatcherystocked rainbow trout, naturally reproducing largemouth bass, black crappie, yellow perch, brown bullhead catfish, and pumpkinseed sunfish.  Crappie is managed with a 9-inch minimum size and a 10- fish bag limit.

A WDFW access on the north shore provides a paved boat ramp and toilets.  Two private resorts also provide boat rentals, dock and bank access.

Two-pole fishing is NOT allowed

Shoreline access: Good
Multiple resorts and area around boat ramp provides adequate shoreline fishing access

WDFW water access areas on this lake

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Pierce
Acreage: 172.80 ac.
Elevation: 613 ft.
Center: 46.950231, -122.266436
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Fishing prospects calendar

Yellow perch
  • May: Fair fishing - All month
  • June: Good fishing - All month
  • July: Excellent fishing - All month
  • August: Excellent fishing - All month
  • September: Good fishing - All month
  • October: Fair fishing - All month
Black crappie
  • May: Fair fishing - All month
  • June: Fair fishing - First half of month
  • July: Poor fishing - All month
  • August: Good fishing - First half of month
  • September: Fair fishing - First half of month
  • October: Good fishing - First half of month
Rainbow trout
  • January: No Opportunity
  • February: No Opportunity
  • March: No Opportunity
  • April: Excellent fishing - Second half of month
  • May: Excellent fishing - All month
  • June: Excellent fishing - First half of month
  • July: Good fishing - All month
  • August: Good fishing - All month
  • September: Good fishing - First half of month
  • October: Fair fishing - First half of month
  • November: No Opportunity
  • December: No Opportunity
Largemouth bass
  • May: Good fishing - All month
  • June: Excellent fishing - All month
  • July: Good fishing - All month
  • August: Excellent fishing - All month
  • September: Fair fishing - All month
  • October: Fair fishing - First half of month