Fishing at
Lake Desire King County

Lake Desire is a freshwater lake located in King County, Washington. At an elevation of 491 ft. and 68.9 acres, it's home to several species of fish, including yellow perch, rainbow trout, largemouth bass and pumpkinseed sunfish. Lake Desire provides good shoreline access and a boat launch.

Stocked Fish: Rainbow
Lake Size: 68.9 acres
Elevation: 491 ft.
Boat Launch: Yes (1)
Desire Lake
Shoreline Access: Good

Lake Desire Stocking Reports

Lake Desire has been historically stocked with rainbow. The largest rainbow ever stocked is 0.61 lbs. This year so far, there has been 1 stockings of rainbow at an average of 0.45 lbs. In the past, Lake Desire stocked tens of thousands of rainbow averaging 0.44 lbs.

Date Quantity Fish
April 5, 2023 8008 Rainbow @ 0.45lbs
June 21, 2022 1250 Rainbow @ 0.61lbs
April 6, 2022 4936 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
April 6, 2022 1564 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs
March 31, 2021 8064 Rainbow @ 0.36lbs
May 27, 2020 2507 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs
April 15, 2020 8000 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
April 3, 2017 6259 Rainbow @ 0.45lbs
April 3, 2017 790 Rainbow @ 0.39lbs
May 10, 2016 4105 Rainbow @ 0.59lbs

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Lake Desire Map

Lake Desire Fish Species

Lake Desire provides excellent opportunities for rainbow trout as well as good opportunities for yellow perch and largemouth bass. There is also a chance to catch pumpkinseed sunfish throughout the year.

January February March April May June July August September October November December
Yellow perch
Rainbow trout
Largemouth bass
Pumpkinseed Sunfish

Lake Desire Fishing Reports

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

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

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

Lake Desire - Largemouth Bass Fishing Tips

At Lake Desire, the best time for catching largemouth bass is afternoon. Anglers also reported success with largemouth bass around evening. Popular baits used include worms for largemouth bass. Bottom fishing from boat and top fishing from boat are the common and successful methods used at Lake Desire to catch largemouth bass.

Lake Desire - Rainbow Trout Fishing Tips

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

Lake Desire Pictures & Media

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Nearby Lakes Similar to Lake Desire

There are a number of similar sized lakes relatively close to Lake Desire, including Shady Lake, Spring Lake, Shadow Lake, Wilderness Lake and Lake Meridian.

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20.7 acres
elevation: 534 ft.

Shady Lake

April 12, 2023 - Rainbow - 3900 @ 0.33lbs
April 1, 2022 - Rainbow - 3000 @ 0.4lbs

For October:
Rainbow trout Largemouth bass Pumpkinseed Sunfish

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King County
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Spring Lake

April 27, 2023 - Rainbow - 3840 @ 0.33lbs
April 18, 2023 - Rainbow - 3000 @ 0.38lbs

For October:
Yellow perch Rainbow trout Brown bullhead Largemouth bass

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King County
2.7 mi. away
49 acres
elevation: 539 ft.

Shadow Lake

May 8, 2023 - Rainbow - 4450 @ 0.4lbs
May 2, 2022 - Rainbow - 4326 @ 0.48lbs

For October:
Yellow perch Rainbow trout Largemouth bass

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King County
5.8 mi. away
65.9 acres
elevation: 468 ft.

Somewhat Popular

Wilderness Lake

April 19, 2023 - Rainbow - 2300 @ 0.38lbs
April 13, 2023 - Rainbow - 10200 @ 0.33lbs

For October:
Kokanee Rainbow trout Largemouth bass

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King County
5.9 mi. away
149.5 acres
elevation: 376 ft.


Lake Meridian

April 24, 2023 - Rainbow - 3885 @ 0.33lbs
March 16, 2023 - Rainbow - 8000 @ 0.42lbs

For October:
Kokanee Yellow perch Rainbow trout Brown bullhead Largemouth bass

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