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Tanwax Lake

Tanwax Lake is currently open from the fourth Saturday in April through October 31st.  The lake 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.


Fishing Prospects Calendar

 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Black crappieNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - 1st half of monthPoor fishing - All monthGood fishing - 1st half of monthFair fishing - 1st half of monthGood fishing - 1st half of monthNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
Largemouth bassNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityGood fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - 1st half of monthNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
Rainbow troutNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityExcellent fishing - 2nd half of monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - 1st half of monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - 1st half of monthFair fishing - 1st half of monthNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
Yellow perchNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthNo 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

Pumpkinseed

Lake Information

Pierce County
Lake Acreage: 172.8
Elevation: 613 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 NOT allowed

Access Sites / Boat Ramps on this Lake

WDFW Water Access Sites

Other Lake Access

Fish Plants & Stocking Reports