Island Lake (Kitsap County)

2023 Trout Derby lake

Starting soon! For more information about how the trout derby works, important dates, and prizes, visit the 2023 Trout Derby page.

Island Lake enjoys a year-round open season but access is limited until Kitsap County Park opens (see park website for details). The lake is stocked in the spring with catchable-size (10"-12") Rainbow Trout.  Fishing for Largemouth Bass is also available. 

And watch for the juveniles-only fishing event sponsored by local fishing clubs during June.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - throughout the county park access

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Kitsap
Acreage: 41.20 ac.
Elevation: 220 ft.
Center: 47.681874, -122.66028
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: ISLAND LK (KITS)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Dec 30, 2022 Cutthroat 200 0.75 EELLS SPRINGS
Sep 27, 2022 Rainbow 800 0.96 EELLS SPRINGS
Sep 27, 2022 Cutthroat 250 24 EELLS SPRINGS
Mar 23, 2022 Rainbow 260 1.1 LAKEWOOD HATCHERY
Mar 8, 2022 Rainbow 2,075 2.21 EELLS SPRINGS
Dec 16, 2021 Cutthroat 200 0.7 EELLS SPRINGS
Sep 28, 2021 Rainbow 800 0.9 EELLS SPRINGS
Mar 23, 2021 Rainbow 2,006 2.28 EELLS SPRINGS
Mar 15, 2021 Rainbow 265 1.3 LAKEWOOD HATCHERY
Dec 31, 2020 Cutthroat 270 0.72 EELLS SPRINGS

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

Coastal cutthroat trout (resident)

Fishing is best for Coastal Cutthroat in the spring and fall. There is a summer lull as fish move offshore into deeper waters to escape the summer heat in July and August. Catch is lowest in the late-winter while adults are spawning in tributary streams.
Chart of 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