Fishing at
Steel Lake King County

Steel Lake is a freshwater lake located in King County, Washington. At an elevation of 436 ft. and 46.3 acres, it's home to several species of fish, including yellow perch, rainbow trout, brown bullhead, largemouth bass and pumpkinseed sunfish. Steel Lake provides good shoreline access and a boat launch.

Stocked Fish: Rainbow
Lake Size: 46.3 acres
Elevation: 436 ft.
Boat Launch: Yes (1)
Steel Lake
Shoreline Access: Good

Steel Lake Stocking Reports

Steel Lake has been historically stocked with rainbow. The largest rainbow ever stocked is 1.49 lbs. This year so far, there has been 2 stockings of rainbow at an average of 0.38 lbs. In the past, Steel Lake stocked tens of thousands of rainbow averaging 0.43 lbs.

Date Quantity Fish
May 3, 2024 2000 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
April 16, 2024 8000 Rainbow @ 0.37lbs
May 5, 2023 2000 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
April 14, 2023 8000 Rainbow @ 0.38lbs
May 6, 2022 600 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
April 11, 2022 7200 Rainbow @ 0.5lbs
April 19, 2021 4000 Rainbow @ 0.33lbs
April 12, 2021 4000 Rainbow @ 0.33lbs
April 22, 2020 8000 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
June 2, 2017 3000 Rainbow @ 0.5lbs
April 19, 2017 1200 Rainbow @ 0.5lbs
April 17, 2017 6800 Rainbow @ 0.5lbs
June 3, 2016 1500 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
June 3, 2016 2000 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
April 18, 2016 8000 Rainbow @ 0.45lbs
April 8, 2016 418 Rainbow @ 1.49lbs

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Steel Lake Map

Steel Lake Fish Species

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

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

Steel Lake Fishing Reports

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

Anglers reported the most success with rainbow trout. Largemouth bass is also a popular species to fish for at Steel Lake.

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

Steel Lake - Rainbow Trout Fishing Tips

At Steel Lake, the best time for catching rainbow trout is afternoon. Anglers also reported success with rainbow trout around morning. Popular baits used include power eggs and power bait for rainbow trout. Bottom fishing from shore and trolling are the common and successful methods used at Steel Lake to catch rainbow trout.

Steel Lake - Largemouth Bass Fishing Tips

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

Steel Lake Pictures & Media

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Nearby Lakes Similar to Steel Lake

There are a number of similar sized lakes relatively close to Steel Lake, including Lake Dolloff, North Lake, Star Lake, Lake Geneva and Lake Killarney.

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King County
0.8 mi. away
20.3 acres
elevation: 414 ft.

Lake Dolloff

April 29, 2024 - Rainbow - 2016 @ 0.42lbs
April 25, 2023 - Rainbow - 2205 @ 0.33lbs

For June:
Bluegill Rock bass Yellow perch Black crappie Rainbow trout Brown bullhead Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Coastal cutthroat trout (resident)

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King County
1.6 mi. away
50.6 acres
elevation: 396 ft.

North Lake

April 16, 2024 - Rainbow - 9500 @ 0.37lbs
April 17, 2023 - Rainbow - 9500 @ 0.38lbs

For June:
Yellow perch Rainbow trout Largemouth bass

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King County
2 mi. away
32.6 acres
elevation: 336 ft.

Star Lake

April 2, 2024 - Rainbow - 3363 @ 0.4lbs
April 25, 2023 - Rainbow - 3300 @ 0.33lbs

For June:
Rainbow trout Largemouth bass

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King County
2.7 mi. away
27.5 acres
elevation: 372 ft.

Lake Geneva

April 17, 2024 - Rainbow - 5500 @ 0.4lbs
April 17, 2023 - Rainbow - 5500 @ 0.38lbs

For June:
Bluegill Rainbow trout Largemouth bass

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King County
2.9 mi. away
29.3 acres
elevation: 372 ft.

Lake Killarney

May 1, 2024 - Rainbow - 2700 @ 0.4lbs
April 26, 2023 - Rainbow - 2595 @ 0.33lbs

For June:
Bluegill Yellow perch Rainbow trout Brown bullhead Largemouth bass Pumpkinseed Sunfish

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