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Silver Lake

Silver Lake is an excellent fishery for Largemouth Bass. Catchable Rainbow Trout are planted in the spring. This lake also provides good fishing for Yellow Perch, Bluegill Sunfish, Brown Bullhead , and both Black Crappie and White Crappie. Check the Fishing in Washington regulations pamphlet for limits and size requirements for crappie.

There is a large population of Common Carp. Grass Carp have also been planted in the past but it is illegal to fish for or retain grass carp. The WDFW boat access has a single lane concrete ramp and a small dock and can be hard to find if signage is missed on SR-504. Private resorts also offer additional boat ramps and rentals.

Species you might catch

Black crappie
Bluegill
Brown bullhead
Carp
Coho salmon
Grass Carp
Largemouth bass
Pumpkinseed
Rainbow trout
Sculpin
Sucker, General
Warmouth
White crappie
Yellow perch

Lake Information

Cowlitz County
Lake Acreage: 1,424.2
Elevation: 489 feet
Westside Washington

Lake Management Type
Mixed species - Warmwater 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