Fishing at
Lake Sammamish King County


Lake Sammamish is a very large freshwater lake located in King County, Washington. At an elevation of 30 ft. and 4853.1 acres, it's home to several species of fish, including kokanee, coho salmon, yellow perch, brown bullhead, chinook salmon, sockeye salmon, largemouth bass, signal crayfish, smallmouth bass, pumpkinseed sunfish, three-spine stickleback and coastal cutthroat trout (resident). Lake Sammamish provides good shoreline access and fishing pier.

Stocked Fish: None
Lake Size: 4853.1 acres
Elevation: 30 ft.
Boat Launch: None
Shoreline Access: Good
Fishing Piers: Yes


Lake Sammamish Stocking Reports

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Lake Sammamish Fish Species

Lake Sammamish provides good opportunities for yellow perch, largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. There is also a chance to catch kokanee, coho salmon, brown bullhead, chinook salmon, sockeye salmon, signal crayfish, pumpkinseed sunfish, three-spine stickleback and coastal cutthroat trout (resident) throughout the year.


January February March April May June July August September October November December
Kokanee
Coho salmon
Yellow perch
Brown bullhead
Chinook salmon
Sockeye salmon
Largemouth bass
Signal crayfish
Smallmouth bass
Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Three-spine stickleback
Coastal cutthroat trout (resident)

Lake Sammamish Fishing Reports

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

Anglers reported the most success with cutthroat trout. Smallmouth bass is also a popular species to fish for at Lake Sammamish.


Lake Sammamish - Smallmouth Bass Fishing Tips

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


Lake Sammamish - Cutthroat Trout Fishing Tips

The most popular time for catching cutthroat trout at Lake Sammamish is morning. Anglers also reported success with cutthroat trout around noon. Worms and attractor are the most common and successful baits used at Lake Sammamish to catch cutthroat trout. Anglers often fish by trolling and trolling w/downriggers for cutthroat trout.


Lake Sammamish - Largemouth Bass Fishing Tips

At Lake Sammamish, the best time for catching largemouth bass is morning. Anglers also reported success with largemouth bass around all day. Bottom fishing from boat and other are the common and successful methods used at Lake Sammamish to catch largemouth bass.


Lake Sammamish - Perch Fishing Tips

The most popular time for catching perch at Lake Sammamish is morning. Anglers also reported success with perch around afternoon. Worms and power bait are the most common and successful baits used at Lake Sammamish to catch perch. Anglers often fish by bottom fishing from boat and bottom fishing from shore for perch.


Lake Sammamish - Rainbow Trout Fishing Tips

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


Lake Sammamish - Other Fishing Tips

At Lake Sammamish, the best time for catching other is evening. Anglers also reported success with other around morning. Casting and trolling are the common and successful methods used at Lake Sammamish to catch other.




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