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Alder Lake

Alder Reservoir is open year-round and offers good harvest opportunity for stocked kokanee. The reservoir also supports naturally reproducing populations of coastal cutthroat, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, black crappie, white crappie, and brown bullhead catfish. Anglers are allowed to retain up to 10 kokanee and 5 cutthroat per day.

The water level is low during winter months and higher in the spring through fall.  The water in the summer months can also be colored in from a fair amount of glacial silt coming from runoff from the Nisqually glacier.  Choose your lure colors accordingly.

There are several boat ramps and good bank access.


Fishing Prospects Calendar

 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Coastal cutthroatPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - 2nd half of monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - 1st half of monthFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - 2nd half of monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All month
KokaneePoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthGood fishing - 2nd half of monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All month
Largemouth bassNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
Smallmouth bassNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - 2nd half of monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
LEGEND
Fishing Expectation

Excellent

Excellent Good Good Fair Fair Poor Poor
Type of Opportunity Full Month Full month 1st half of month only 1st half only 2nd half of month only 2nd half only No opportunity No opportunity

Species you might catch

Black crappie
White crappie
Yellow perch

Lake Information

Pierce County
Lake Acreage: 2,877.2
Elevation: 1,198 feet
Westside Washington

Lake Management Type
Mixed species - Trout emphasis

Sport Fishing Regulations & Seasons

Emergency Rule Updates
Fishing closures and openings happen constantly throughout the year. The E-Rules keep you up-to-date.


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Two-Pole Fishing Allowed

Access Sites / Boat Ramps on this Lake

Fish Plants & Stocking Reports