Lake Geneva

Fishing opportunities include stocked Rainbow Trout and Largemouth Bass. This lake is one of only ten waters in King County managed with a seasonal fishing closure.

Spring catch rates for trout are highest early in the season and decline as fish are harvested and as warmer water temperatures force trout to seek areas of colder refuge. Fall is often overlooked by anglers, but can be one of the best times of the year to fish as fish that have been growing all summer become more active around the lake with cooler temperatures.

This small lake can be accessed via a WDFW boat ramp on the northwest shore and Lake Geneva Park (King County Parks and Recreation) on the northeastern shore.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - WDFW access and public park with fishing pier

WDFW water access areas on this lake

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: King
Acreage: 27.50 ac.
Elevation: 372 ft.
Center: 47.291536, -122.281304
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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