Fishing at
Shady Lake King County

Shady Lake is a freshwater lake located in King County, Washington. At an elevation of 534 ft. and 20.7 acres, it's home to a couple species of fish, including rainbow trout, largemouth bass and pumpkinseed sunfish. Shady Lake provides good shoreline access and a boat launch.

Stocked Fish: Rainbow
Lake Size: 20.7 acres
Elevation: 534 ft.
Boat Launch: Yes (1)
Shady Lake
WDFW Access: Yes
Shoreline Access: Good

Shady Lake Stocking Reports

Shady Lake has been historically stocked with rainbow. The largest rainbow ever stocked is 0.42 lbs. This year so far, there has been 1 stockings of rainbow at an average of 0.33 lbs. In the past, Shady Lake stocked tens of thousands of rainbow averaging 0.38 lbs.

Date Quantity Fish
April 12, 2023 3900 Rainbow @ 0.33lbs
April 1, 2022 3000 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
April 5, 2021 3400 Rainbow @ 0.33lbs
April 22, 2020 3400 Rainbow @ 0.38lbs
April 21, 2020 3400 Rainbow @ 0.38lbs
March 21, 2017 3400 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
April 18, 2016 3400 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs

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Shady Lake Map

Shady Lake Fish Species

Shady Lake provides excellent opportunities for rainbow trout as well as good opportunities for 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
Rainbow trout
Largemouth bass
Pumpkinseed Sunfish

Shady Lake Fishing Reports

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

Anglers reported the most success with rainbow trout.

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

Shady Lake - Rainbow Trout Fishing Tips

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

Shady Lake Pictures & Media

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Nearby Lakes Similar to Shady Lake

There are a number of similar sized lakes relatively close to Shady Lake, including Peterson Lake, Shadow Lake, Lake Boren, Tradition Lake and Holm Lake.

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King County
1.5 mi. away
4.2 acres
elevation: 459 ft.

Peterson Lake

For December:
Coastal cutthroat trout (resident)

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

Shadow Lake

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

For December:
Yellow perch Rainbow trout Largemouth bass

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King County
7.6 mi. away
16.2 acres
elevation: 387 ft.

Lake Boren

April 25, 2023 - Rainbow - 1650 @ 0.33lbs
May 10, 2022 - Rainbow - 1995 @ 0.48lbs

For December:
Yellow perch Rainbow trout Brown bullhead Largemouth bass Coastal cutthroat trout (resident)

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King County
8.4 mi. away
17.4 acres
elevation: 471 ft.

Tradition Lake

For December:
Yellow perch Largemouth bass

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King County
8.8 mi. away
19.9 acres
elevation: 401 ft.

Holm Lake

May 3, 2023 - Rainbow - 1700 @ 0.4lbs
April 28, 2022 - Rainbow - 1700 @ 0.4lbs

For December:
Rainbow trout Largemouth bass

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