Fishing at
Cottage Lake King County

Cottage Lake is a freshwater lake located in King County, Washington. At an elevation of 235 ft. and 62.7 acres, it's home to several species of fish, including yellow perch, black crappie, rainbow trout, brown bullhead, largemouth bass and coastal cutthroat trout (resident). Cottage Lake provides good shoreline access and fishing pier.

Stocked Fish: Rainbow
Lake Size: 62.7 acres
Elevation: 235 ft.
Boat Launch: None
Shoreline Access: Good
Fishing Piers: Yes

Cottage Lake Stocking Reports

Cottage Lake has been historically stocked with rainbow. The largest rainbow ever stocked is 2 lbs. This year so far, there has been 3 stockings of rainbow at an average of 0.44 lbs. In the past, Cottage Lake stocked tens of thousands of rainbow averaging 0.45 lbs.

Date Quantity Fish
April 16, 2024 3750 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
April 16, 2024 3916 Rainbow @ 0.45lbs
April 15, 2024 3960 Rainbow @ 0.45lbs
April 10, 2023 11563 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
April 13, 2022 50 Rainbow @ 2lbs
April 11, 2022 11451 Rainbow @ 0.45lbs
April 12, 2021 5842 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs
April 12, 2021 4980 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
April 12, 2021 1260 Rainbow @ 0.48lbs
May 6, 2020 7067 Rainbow @ 0.48lbs
April 28, 2020 5040 Rainbow @ 0.5lbs
April 17, 2017 1675 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
April 17, 2017 400 Rainbow @ 1.49lbs
April 10, 2017 10417 Rainbow @ 0.45lbs
April 20, 2016 492 Rainbow @ 1.49lbs
April 11, 2016 12024 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs

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Cottage Lake Map

Cottage Lake Fish Species

Cottage Lake provides excellent opportunities for rainbow trout as well as good opportunities for largemouth bass. There is also a chance to catch yellow perch, black crappie, brown bullhead and coastal cutthroat trout (resident) throughout the year.

January February March April May June July August September October November December
Yellow perch
Black crappie
Rainbow trout
Brown bullhead
Largemouth bass
Coastal cutthroat trout (resident)

Cottage Lake Fishing Reports

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

Anglers reported the most success with rainbow trout. Largemouth bass is also a popular species to fish for at Cottage Lake.

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

Cottage Lake - Rainbow Trout Fishing Tips

At Cottage Lake, the best time for catching rainbow trout is morning. Anglers also reported success with rainbow trout around afternoon. Popular baits used include worms and power eggs for rainbow trout. Trolling and bottom fishing from shore are the common and successful methods used at Cottage Lake to catch rainbow trout.

Cottage Lake - Largemouth Bass Fishing Tips

The most popular time for catching largemouth bass at Cottage Lake is morning. Anglers also reported success with largemouth bass around afternoon.

Cottage Lake Pictures & Media

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