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McIntosh Lake

McIntosh Lake is open the fourth Saturday in April through October 31st.  McIntosh Lake  is good for stocked rainbow trout nine to 11 inches with additional opportunity for 1 lb jumbos. The lake also supports naturally reproducing populations of yellow perch, largemouth bass, and brown bullhead catfish.

A WDFW access with boat launch and two toilets is available on the north side of the lake. There is also excellect shore access from the Yelm-Tenino Trail (Thurston County Rails-to-Trails) that runs along the south side of the lake.  See Washington State Parks  website.


Fishing Prospects Calendar

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

Brown bullhead

Lake Information

Thurston County
Lake Acreage: 109.6
Elevation: 334 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