Fishing at
Bitter Lake King County

Bitter Lake is a freshwater lake located in King County, Washington. At an elevation of 440 ft. and 15.8 acres, it's home to several species of fish, including rock bass, rainbow trout, brown bullhead and largemouth bass. Bitter Lake provides good shoreline access.

Stocked Fish: Rainbow
Lake Size: 15.8 acres
Elevation: 440 ft.
Boat Launch: None
Shoreline Access: Good

Bitter Lake Stocking Reports

Bitter Lake has been historically stocked with rainbow. The largest rainbow ever stocked is 0.48 lbs. In the past, Bitter Lake stocked thousands of rainbow averaging 0.42 lbs.

Date Quantity Fish
April 26, 2023 1500 Rainbow @ 0.33lbs
April 26, 2022 1596 Rainbow @ 0.48lbs
April 27, 2021 1518 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs
April 21, 2020 1512 Rainbow @ 0.48lbs
May 8, 2017 1500 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
April 26, 2016 1512 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs

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Bitter Lake Map

Bitter Lake Fish Species

Bitter Lake provides good opportunities for rock bass and rainbow trout. There is also a chance to catch brown bullhead and largemouth bass throughout the year.

January February March April May June July August September October November December
Rock bass
Rainbow trout
Brown bullhead
Largemouth bass

Bitter Lake Fishing Reports

An modestly traveled lake, there has been some successful reports by anglers at Bitter Lake over the past few years.

Anglers reported the most success with largemouth bass. Rainbow trout is also a popular species to fish for at Bitter Lake.

A list of the best bait to use for stocked rainbow trout.

Bitter Lake - Largemouth Bass Fishing Tips

At Bitter Lake, the best time for catching largemouth bass is evening. Anglers also reported success with largemouth bass around morning. Top fishing from boat and bottom fishing from boat are the common and successful methods used at Bitter Lake to catch largemouth bass.

Bitter Lake - Rainbow Trout Fishing Tips

The most popular time for catching rainbow trout at Bitter Lake is morning. Anglers also reported success with rainbow trout around evening. Power eggs and worms are the most common and successful baits used at Bitter Lake to catch rainbow trout. Anglers often fish by trolling and bottom fishing from shore for rainbow trout.

Bitter Lake Pictures & Media

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Nearby Lakes Similar to Bitter Lake

There are a number of similar sized lakes relatively close to Bitter Lake, including Haller Lake, Echo Lake, Lake Washington, Lake Serene and Stickney Lake.

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King County
1 mi. away
14.4 acres
elevation: 374 ft.

Somewhat Popular

Haller Lake

April 26, 2023 - Rainbow - 1455 @ 0.33lbs
April 26, 2022 - Rainbow - 1310 @ 0.48lbs

For April:
Yellow perch Rainbow trout Largemouth bass

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King County
3.1 mi. away
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elevation: 395 ft.

Echo Lake

April 26, 2023 - Rainbow - 1050 @ 0.33lbs
April 26, 2022 - Rainbow - 1000 @ 0.48lbs

For April:
Rainbow trout

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King County
9.4 mi. away
21933.6 acres
elevation: 17 ft.

Very popular

Lake Washington

June 2, 2017 - Rainbow - 1950 @ 0.67lbs
June 2, 2017 - Rainbow - 500 @ 0.5lbs

For April:
Tench Kokanee Peamouth Rock bass Coho salmon Common carp Yellow perch Black crappie Green sunfish Brown bullhead Chinook salmon Sockeye salmon Largemouth bass Signal crayfish Smallmouth bass Largescale sucker Northern pikeminnow Pumpkinseed Sunfish Three-spine stickleback Coastal cutthroat trout (resident)

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Snohomish County
10.4 mi. away
43.5 acres
elevation: 539 ft.

Lake Serene

April 24, 2020 - Rainbow - 4334 @ 0.45lbs
April 19, 2017 - Rainbow - 4200 @ 0.4lbs

For April:
Rainbow trout Largemouth bass

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Snohomish County
11.2 mi. away
24.2 acres
elevation: 444 ft.

Stickney Lake

April 13, 2023 - Rainbow - 2625 @ 0.4lbs
April 15, 2022 - Rainbow - 50 @ 2lbs

For April:
Yellow perch Black crappie Rainbow trout Cutthroat trout Largemouth bass

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