Lake Tapps is most often fished for bass, panfish and massive tiger muskies.
Tanwax Lake in southern Pierce County is a safe bet if you’re looking for limits of feisty rainbow trout in the spring. When the water warms, you can catch bass and panfish.
Steilacoom Lake in suburban Lakewood is very nicely stocked with rainbow trout for springtime fishing. It also has pretty good fishing for smallmouth, largemouth and rock bass.
Silver Lake in Pierce County is a modest-sized lake with large numbers of stocked rainbow trout in the spring and good fishing for bass and panfish.
Rapjohn Lake is one of the nicely stocked trout lakes in the Eatonville area of southern Pierce County. Rainbow trout are the big draw in the spring, but bass and panfish will bite all summer.