Fishing at
Lake Meridian King County


Lake Meridian is a large freshwater lake located in King County, Washington. At an elevation of 376 ft. and 149.5 acres, it's home to several species of fish, including kokanee, yellow perch, rainbow trout, brown bullhead and largemouth bass. Lake Meridian provides good shoreline access, a number of boat launches and fishing pier.

Stocked Fish: Rainbow
Lake Size: 149.5 acres
Elevation: 376 ft.
Boat Launch: Yes (2)
Meridian Lake Lake Meridian Park
Shoreline Access: Good
Fishing Piers: Yes


Lake Meridian Stocking Reports

Lake Meridian has been historically stocked with rainbow. The largest rainbow ever stocked is 2 lbs. This year so far, there has been 2 stockings of rainbow at an average of 0.42 lbs. In the past, Lake Meridian stocked tens of thousands of rainbow averaging 0.44 lbs.

Date Quantity Fish
March 29, 2022 3817 Rainbow @ 0.45lbs
March 17, 2022 8000 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
April 5, 2021 4004 Rainbow @ 0.45lbs
March 25, 2021 8000 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
April 13, 2020 4011 Rainbow @ 0.48lbs
March 19, 2020 8000 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
May 3, 2017 4000 Rainbow @ 0.5lbs
April 6, 2017 600 Rainbow @ 1.25lbs
March 15, 2017 8000 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
May 20, 2016 410 Rainbow @ 2lbs
May 2, 2016 4200 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
March 23, 2016 8000 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
March 9, 2016 4000 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs


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Lake Meridian Fish Species

Lake Meridian provides excellent opportunities for kokanee, rainbow trout and largemouth bass as well as good opportunities for yellow perch. There is also a chance to catch brown bullhead throughout the year.


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

Lake Meridian Fishing Reports

An somewhat popular lake, there has been many reports by anglers at Lake Meridian over the past few years.

Anglers reported the most success with kokanee. Rainbow trout is also a popular species to fish for at Lake Meridian.


Lake Meridian - Kokanee Fishing Tips

At Lake Meridian, the best time for catching kokanee is morning. Anglers also reported success with kokanee around afternoon. Popular baits used include corn and maggots for kokanee. Trolling and downriggers are the common and successful methods used at Lake Meridian to catch kokanee.


Lake Meridian - Smallmouth Bass Fishing Tips

The most popular time for catching smallmouth bass at Lake Meridian is morning. Anglers also reported success with smallmouth bass around noon. Worms and corn are the most common and successful baits used at Lake Meridian to catch smallmouth bass. Anglers often fish by bottom fishing from boat and top fishing from boat for smallmouth bass.


Lake Meridian - Rainbow Trout Fishing Tips

At Lake Meridian, 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 bait for rainbow trout. Trolling and bottom fishing from shore are the common and successful methods used at Lake Meridian to catch rainbow trout.


Lake Meridian - Largemouth Bass Fishing Tips

The most popular time for catching largemouth bass at Lake Meridian is morning. Anglers also reported success with largemouth bass around afternoon. Anglers often fish by bottom fishing from boat and other for largemouth bass.




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Nearby Lakes Similar to Lake Meridian

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

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66.3 acres
elevation: 526 ft.

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March 30, 2022 - Rainbow - 5000 @ 0.4lbs
March 31, 2021 - Rainbow - 5500 @ 0.38lbs

For December:
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Stocking:
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May 3, 2021 - Rainbow - 4508 @ 0.43lbs

For December:
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King County
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65.9 acres
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Wilderness Lake

Stocking:
April 18, 2022 - Rainbow - 3800 @ 0.4lbs
April 12, 2022 - Rainbow - 7200 @ 0.5lbs

For December:
Kokanee Rainbow trout Largemouth bass

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Popular

Lake Sawyer

Stocking:
May 11, 2022 - Rainbow - 25 @ 3.45lbs
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For December:
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68.9 acres
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Somewhat Popular

Lake Desire

Stocking:
June 21, 2022 - Rainbow - 1250 @ 0.61lbs
April 6, 2022 - Rainbow - 4936 @ 0.4lbs

For December:
Yellow perch Rainbow trout Largemouth bass Pumpkinseed Sunfish

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