Beaver Lake - Sammamish

Fishing typically occurs in the larger lake that is more accessible. Stocked Rainbow Trout are primary targets here along with Yellow Perch exceeding 8 inches long and quality-size Largemouth Bass. Though there are three waters connected by small waterways, access to the smaller lakes is limited. The largest of the three has a WDFW public access with ramp and toilets located near the southeast corner. The lake can also be accessed via Beaver Lake Park managed by the City of Sammamish.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Public park

WDFW water access areas on this lake

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: King
Acreage: 60.30 ac.
Elevation: 414 ft.
Center: 47.589592, -121.999614
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Fishing prospects calendar

Rainbow trout

Fishing success for Rainbow Trout is generally best in the spring when thousands of fish are stocked statewide, but they can be caught year-round in most waters with a little patience and persistence. Success remains high into June and gradually declines as water temperatures increase and fish move offshore to stay cool. Fish that escaped the spring harvest return to the nearshore areas in the fall as waters cool off. Some waters may also be stocked again in the fall further boosting catch rates.

Chart showing fishing prospects throughout the calendar year

Largemouth bass

Fishing improves throughout the spring as waters warm and fish move onshore, peaking during the spawn. Summer is a slight lull though dawn/dusk hours can be very good. Catch improves in Fall as waters cool, vegetation begins to die back, and prey becomes more available. Winter is the hardest time because fish are offshore and slow moving.

Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year

Yellow perch

Yellow Perch can be caught year-round. Fishing is best in the summer after they finish spawning in April-May. Fish can be readily angled through the summer from both the shore and boat. Catch begins to decline in the fall as water temperatures cool and fish move offshore forcing anglers to pursue them in boats. Successful fishing for Yellow Perch in the winter involves either targeting schools in deep water from boats or through the ice.

Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year

Brown bullhead

Fishing improves throughout the spring, peaking before the spawning period in May and June. Fishing may pick up in early Fall, followed by a decrease in action as waters cool. Winter is a difficult time to target this species.

Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year