Kitsap Lake

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Kitsap Lake is approximately 5 miles west of Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, and is open year around to fishing activities.  Kitsap Lake is stocked exclusively with larger Rainbow Trout. It receives good numbers of jumbo and triploid rainbow trout in the spring and additional numbers of jumbo rainbow trout in the fall. Fishing for Largemouth Bass is good in the spring through summer, as is fishing for Bluegill Sunfish.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - limited to area around boat launch and dock at county park

WDFW water access areas on this lake

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Kitsap
Acreage: 238.40 ac.
Elevation: 159 ft.
Center: 47.572437, -122.705141
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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

Bluegill

Bluegill can be caught year-round, but fishing is best in the warm months of Summer. Fishing improves throughout the spring, peaking during the spawn in early-Summer. Fish move offshore into deeper waters through the fall as water temperatures cool making it more difficult to target them. Winter is the most difficult season in which to catch Bluegill, but persistent anglers can find them in schools of like-sized fish offshore.

Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year