Bay Lake

Bay Lake is open the fourth Saturday in April through October 31st and offers good harvest opportunity for stocked rainbow trout.  The lake also supports naturally reproducing populations of largemouth bass, bluegill sunfish, yellow perch, pumpkinseed sunfish, and brown bullhead catfish.  This lake has been known to produced some larger bluegill. 

The WDFW access off Sanford Road has a rough gravel ramp and parking.

Fishing Prospects Calendar

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Species you might catch

Brown bullhead
Largemouth bass
Yellow perch

Lake Information

Pierce County
Lake Acreage: 127.8
Elevation: 34 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

WDFW Water Access Sites

Fish Plants & Stocking Reports