Fishing at
Lake Washington King County


Lake Washington is a very large freshwater lake located in King County, Washington. At an elevation of 17 ft. and 21933.6 acres, it's home to several species of fish, including tench, kokanee, peamouth, rock bass, coho salmon, common carp, yellow perch, black crappie, green sunfish, brown bullhead, chinook salmon, sockeye salmon, largemouth bass, signal crayfish, smallmouth bass, largescale sucker, northern pikeminnow, pumpkinseed sunfish, three-spine stickleback and coastal cutthroat trout (resident). Lake Washington provides good shoreline access, a number of boat launches and fishing pier.

Stocked Fish: Rainbow
Lake Size: 21933.6 acres
Elevation: 17 ft.
Boat Launch: Yes (8)
Kenmore Atlantic City Park Day Street Park Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park Kirkland Marina Park Magnuson Park (Sand Point) South Ferdinand Street Park Stan Sayres Memorial Park
Shoreline Access: Good
Fishing Piers: Yes


Lake Washington Stocking Reports

Lake Washington has been historically stocked with rainbow. The largest rainbow ever stocked is 0.67 lbs. In the past, Lake Washington stocked thousands of rainbow averaging 0.59 lbs.

Date Quantity Fish
June 2, 2017 1950 Rainbow @ 0.67lbs
June 2, 2017 500 Rainbow @ 0.5lbs
June 3, 2016 500 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs


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Lake Washington Fish Species

Lake Washington provides excellent opportunities for rock bass, yellow perch, largemouth bass and smallmouth bass as well as good opportunities for coastal cutthroat trout (resident). There is also a chance to catch tench, kokanee, peamouth, coho salmon, common carp, black crappie, green sunfish, brown bullhead, chinook salmon, sockeye salmon, signal crayfish, largescale sucker, northern pikeminnow, pumpkinseed sunfish and three-spine stickleback throughout the year.


January February March April May June July August September October November December
Tench
Kokanee
Peamouth
Rock bass
Coho salmon
Common carp
Yellow perch
Black crappie
Green sunfish
Brown bullhead
Chinook salmon
Sockeye salmon
Largemouth bass
Signal crayfish
Smallmouth bass
Largescale sucker
Northern pikeminnow
Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Three-spine stickleback
Coastal cutthroat trout (resident)

Lake Washington Fishing Reports

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

Anglers reported the most success with smallmouth bass. Cutthroat trout is also a popular species to fish for at Lake Washington.


Lake Washington - Cutthroat Trout Fishing Tips

At Lake Washington, the best time for catching cutthroat trout is morning. Anglers also reported success with cutthroat trout around noon. Popular baits used include worms and attractor for cutthroat trout. Trolling and downriggers are the common and successful methods used at Lake Washington to catch cutthroat trout.


Lake Washington - Smallmouth Bass Fishing Tips

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


Lake Washington - Perch Fishing Tips

At Lake Washington, the best time for catching perch is morning. Anglers also reported success with perch around afternoon. Popular baits used include worms and power bait for perch. Bottom fishing from boat and bottom fishing from shore are the common and successful methods used at Lake Washington to catch perch.


Lake Washington - Rainbow Trout Fishing Tips

The most popular time for catching rainbow trout at Lake Washington is morning. Anglers also reported success with rainbow trout around afternoon. Worms and attractor are the most common and successful baits used at Lake Washington to catch rainbow trout. Anglers often fish by trolling and bottom fishing from shore for rainbow trout.


Lake Washington - Salmon Fishing Tips

At Lake Washington, the best time for catching salmon is morning. Anglers also reported success with salmon around all day. Popular baits used include shrimp and attractor for salmon. Trolling and downriggers are the common and successful methods used at Lake Washington to catch salmon.


Lake Washington - Largemouth Bass Fishing Tips

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


Lake Washington - Carp Fishing Tips

At Lake Washington, the best time for catching carp is morning. Anglers also reported success with carp around afternoon. Popular baits used include corn and worms for carp. Bottom fishing from shore are the common and successful methods used at Lake Washington to catch carp.


Lake Washington - Kokanee Fishing Tips

The most popular time for catching kokanee at Lake Washington is morning. Anglers also reported success with kokanee around noon. Maggots and corn are the most common and successful baits used at Lake Washington to catch kokanee. Anglers often fish by trolling and trolling w/downriggers for kokanee.


Lake Washington - Bluegill Fishing Tips

At Lake Washington, the best time for catching bluegill is evening. Anglers also reported success with bluegill around morning. Popular baits used include worms and power bait for bluegill. Bottom fishing from shore and bottom fishing from boat are the common and successful methods used at Lake Washington to catch bluegill.


Lake Washington - Other Fishing Tips

The most popular time for catching other at Lake Washington is evening. Anglers also reported success with other around all day. Worms are the most common and successful baits used at Lake Washington to catch other. Anglers often fish by bottom fishing from shore and trolling for other.


Lake Washington - Crappie Fishing Tips

The most popular time for catching crappie at Lake Washington is morning. Anglers also reported success with crappie around afternoon.




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