Fishing at
Green Lake King County


Green Lake is a large freshwater lake located in King County, Washington. At an elevation of 164 ft. and 250 acres, it's home to several species of fish, including rock bass, brown trout, common carp, rainbow trout, brown bullhead, channel catfish, largemouth bass and pumpkinseed sunfish. Green Lake provides good shoreline access and fishing pier.

Stocked Fish: Rainbow
Lake Size: 250 acres
Elevation: 164 ft.
Boat Launch: None
Shoreline Access: Good
Fishing Piers: Yes

Green Lake Stocking Reports

Green Lake has been historically stocked with rainbow. The largest rainbow ever stocked is 2.63 lbs. This year so far, there has been 3 stockings of rainbow at an average of 0.67 lbs. In the past, Green Lake stocked tens of thousands of rainbow averaging 0.51 lbs.

Date Quantity Fish
November 3, 2020 2017 Rainbow @ 1.49lbs
May 13, 2020 5022 Rainbow @ 0.56lbs
April 7, 2020 6000 Rainbow @ 0.5lbs
May 22, 2017 1710 Rainbow @ 0.5lbs
May 12, 2017 1498 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
May 9, 2017 2525 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
March 13, 2017 10005 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs
May 23, 2016 320 Rainbow @ 2.63lbs
March 28, 2016 3813 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
March 23, 2016 6225 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
March 8, 2016 5000 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs

Green Lake Map

Green Lake Fish Species

Green Lake provides excellent opportunities for rock bass and rainbow trout as well as good opportunities for common carp, brown bullhead and channel catfish. There is also a chance to catch brown trout, largemouth bass and pumpkinseed sunfish throughout the year.


January February March April May June July August September October November December
Rock bass
Brown trout
Common carp
Rainbow trout
Brown bullhead
Channel catfish
Largemouth bass
Pumpkinseed Sunfish

Green Lake Fishing Reports

An extremely popular lake, there has been hundreds of reports by anglers at Green Lake.

Anglers reported the most success with rainbow trout. Coho salmon is also a popular species to fish for at Green Lake.


Green Lake - Rainbow Trout Fishing Tips

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


Green Lake - Coho Salmon Fishing Tips

The most popular time for catching coho salmon at Green Lake is morning. Anglers also reported success with coho salmon around afternoon. Fish eggs and attractor are the most common and successful baits used at Green Lake to catch coho salmon. Anglers often fish by drift fishing and casting for coho salmon.


Green Lake - Pink Salmon Fishing Tips

At Green Lake, the best time for catching pink salmon is morning. Anglers also reported success with pink salmon around evening. Drift fishing and casting are the common and successful methods used at Green Lake to catch pink salmon.


Green Lake - Chum Salmon Fishing Tips

The most popular time for catching chum salmon at Green Lake is morning. Anglers also reported success with chum salmon around afternoon. Shrimp and prawns are the most common and successful baits used at Green Lake to catch chum salmon. Anglers often fish by float fishing and drift fishing for chum salmon.


Green Lake - Brown Trout Fishing Tips

At Green Lake, the best time for catching brown trout is afternoon. Anglers also reported success with brown trout around morning. Top fishing from shore and bottom fishing from shore are the common and successful methods used at Green Lake to catch brown trout.


Green Lake - Salmon Fishing Tips

The most popular time for catching salmon at Green Lake is morning. Anglers also reported success with salmon around afternoon. Attractor and fish eggs are the most common and successful baits used at Green Lake to catch salmon. Anglers often fish by casting and drift fishing for salmon.


Green Lake - Steelhead Fishing Tips

At Green Lake, the best time for catching steelhead is morning. Anglers also reported success with steelhead around afternoon. Popular baits used include fish eggs and attractor for steelhead. Drift fishing and float fishing are the common and successful methods used at Green Lake to catch steelhead.


Green Lake - Rock Bass Fishing Tips

The most popular time for catching rock bass at Green Lake is evening. Anglers also reported success with rock bass around all day. Anglers often fish by bottom fishing from shore and other for rock bass.


Green Lake - Largemouth Bass Fishing Tips

The most popular time for catching largemouth bass at Green Lake is morning. Anglers also reported success with largemouth bass around noon. Anglers often fish by top fishing from shore and bottom fishing from shore for largemouth bass.


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For November:
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For November:
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For November:
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