Fishing at
Lake Sawyer King County


Lake Sawyer is a large freshwater lake located in King County, Washington. At an elevation of 498 ft. and 285.7 acres, it's home to several species of fish, including yellow perch, black crappie, rainbow trout, brown bullhead, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, pumpkinseed sunfish and coastal cutthroat trout (resident). Lake Sawyer provides good shoreline access and a boat launch.

Stocked Fish: Rainbow
Lake Size: 285.7 acres
Elevation: 498 ft.
Boat Launch: Yes (1)
Lake Sawyer Park
Shoreline Access: Good


Lake Sawyer Stocking Reports

Lake Sawyer has been historically stocked with rainbow. The largest rainbow ever stocked is 3.45 lbs. This year so far, there has been 2 stockings of rainbow at an average of 0.6 lbs. In the past, Lake Sawyer stocked thousands of rainbow averaging 0.5 lbs.

Date Quantity Fish
May 11, 2022 25 Rainbow @ 3.45lbs
May 11, 2022 1674 Rainbow @ 0.56lbs
April 28, 2021 2031 Rainbow @ 0.38lbs
May 6, 2020 3024 Rainbow @ 0.36lbs
May 8, 2017 350 Rainbow @ 1.25lbs
May 23, 2016 246 Rainbow @ 2lbs
March 15, 2016 1500 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs


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Lake Sawyer Map



Lake Sawyer Fish Species

Lake Sawyer provides excellent opportunities for yellow perch as well as good opportunities for black crappie, brown bullhead, largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. There is also a chance to catch rainbow trout, pumpkinseed sunfish 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
Smallmouth bass
Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Coastal cutthroat trout (resident)

Lake Sawyer Fishing Reports

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

Anglers reported the most success with smallmouth bass. Largemouth bass is also a popular species to fish for at Lake Sawyer.


Lake Sawyer - Smallmouth Bass Fishing Tips

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


Lake Sawyer - Largemouth Bass Fishing Tips

The most popular time for catching largemouth bass at Lake Sawyer is morning. Anglers also reported success with largemouth bass around afternoon. Worms and attractor are the most common and successful baits used at Lake Sawyer to catch largemouth bass. Anglers often fish by other and bottom fishing from boat for largemouth bass.


Lake Sawyer - Rainbow Trout Fishing Tips

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


Lake Sawyer - Cutthroat Trout Fishing Tips

The most popular time for catching cutthroat trout at Lake Sawyer is evening. Anglers also reported success with cutthroat trout around morning. Anglers often fish by trolling and trolling w/downriggers for cutthroat trout.




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For August:
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For August:
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For August:
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