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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, black crappie, white crappie, rainbow trout, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, warmouth, yellow perch and coho salmon at Silver Lake in Washington.

Silver Lake, WA

Considered one of the top bass fishing lakes in WA, Silver Lake is a 2,300-acre lake in the southwest part of the state that also offers crappie, trout, sunfish, perch and salmon fishing. The lake is stocked annually with rainbow trout.

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Silver Lake in Washington offers anglers a tranquil and picturesque setting for fishing adventures. Known for its healthy fish population, the lake is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts. Popular fish species found in Silver Lake include rainbow trout, brown trout, largemouth bass, and yellow perch. Anglers can cast their lines from the shore or venture out onto the calm waters in non-motorized boats, such as canoes or kayaks, to target these prized fish species.

A couple of options are available for boat launching. The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife maintains a single-lane, concrete ramp off SR-504. The RV park, resorts and some camping areas also offer launching to guests. Bass fisherman love to work the shallow water along the shore, and there is nearly 20 miles of shoreline to explore. Access to the shore for fishing from the bank is quite poor.

Silver Lake in Washington provides a serene and fulfilling fishing experience, complemented by boating and camping opportunities. Whether you're angling for trout or bass, paddling along the calm waters by boat, or spending a night under the starry sky at a lakeside campground, Silver Lake offers abundant recreational opportunities for visitors to relax, appreciate the natural beauty, and create lasting memories.

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Primary fish species residing in Silver Lake

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Largemouth bass Black crappie White Crappie Rainbow Trout Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish Warmouth Yellow Perch Coho Salmon

Silver Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: NEARBY

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Boating is a favored activity at Silver Lake, allowing visitors to explore the serene waters and access prime fishing spots. The lake permits non-motorized boats, providing a peaceful and environmentally friendly boating experience. Boaters can paddle along the tranquil waters, take in the scenic surroundings, and find optimal locations to cast their lines. The quiet ambiance of Silver Lake makes it an ideal destination for boaters seeking a peaceful and nature-immersed experience.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Silver Lake Resort
Rentals: Fishing boats, canoes, kayaks and pontoon boats
360 274-6141

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Silver Lake Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, off Kerr Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Click here for a Washington fishing license.

Camping options are available near Silver Lake, providing an opportunity for visitors to extend their outdoor adventure. The nearby Silver Lake Park offers campsites equipped with various amenities, including picnic areas, restrooms, and shower facilities. Camping near Silver Lake allows anglers to fully embrace the natural beauty of the area, enjoy peaceful evenings by the water's edge, and have convenient access to fishing opportunities throughout their stay.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Cowlitz Valley Wildlife League Campgrounds - 360 274-4028

Seaquest State Park Campgrounds - 360 274-8633

Fatty Caddys RV Park - 360 751-5000

Silver Lake RV Park - 360 967-2076

Silver Cove RV Resort - 360 967-2057

Mt St Helens RV Resort - 360 797-5790

Silver Lake WA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Silver Lake
Silver Lake Resort
3201 Spirit Lake Hwy
Silver Lake, WA 98645
360 274-6141


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